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Teenager in Rayne receives recognition for his good deeds in the community

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 23:25:40-04

An Acadia Parish teenager is getting some good recognition for his good deeds. Last week, Rayne PD gave Norris Guidry a 'ticket' - not for speeding, but for a free snoball. Now he's getting more with the help of a non-profit.

Guidry got the attention of one organization, Raising Men and Women Lawn Care Services, which rewards kids for mowing lawns for those in the community that wouldn't otherwise be able to do it themselves.

The organization calls it the 50 yard challenge.

"The 50 yard challenge is basically a challenge that we have issued to kids nationwide and world wide to mow 50 free lawns in the community for the elderly, disabled, single parents and veterans. So, let's say a kid here accepted offered the challenge, they'll make a sign saying, I accepted the 50 yard challenge," explains Rodney Smith, Jr., owner of Raising Men and Women Lawn Care Service.

The nonprofit organization has recognized Norris as an honorary member and have gifted him with some new equipment like a new lawnmower, weed eater, blower and some new gear.

Norris says he's appreciative of the new gear and equipment, but ultimately he hopes to inspire others to do good deeds.

"I have a lot of family members that are old and disabled so it started off cutting their grass for free and stuff. And then I just wanted to go around and started doing it for other people, instead of just doing it for my family.

My inspiration message would be like, don't give up, if you try and if you want to go do something, never, like, quit on it or whatever. Just go for it," says Norris.

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