Avoyelles Parish Gets Pregnancy Center

Marksville Chamber of Commerce members joined Claire Lemoine, executive director of Cenla Pregnancy Center, Heidi Peavy, director of Avoyelles Pregnancy Center, Pastor Brian Gunter, president of the Cenla Pregnancy Center board of directors, and others at the ribbon cutting Monday for the Avoyelles Pregnancy Center.
Center Director Heidi Peavy, RN, speaks to those gathered at the ribbon cutting. Behind her are Pastor Brian Gunter, Cenla Pregnancy Center board president, (left) and State Rep. Robert Johnson.

A new pregnancy center opened Monday in Marksville. The Avoyelles Pregnancy Center, a part of the Cenla Pregnancy Center in Alexandria, offers free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. Heidi Peavy, RN, is the director.

The center is located at 115 Ferdinand St. Ste. 3 in Marksville.

The decision to open a center in Avoyelles Parish was made just seven weeks ago. It didn’t take long to find a location and get the center ready to open to serve more mothers facing unplanned pregnancies.

Watch this report on KALB for more information.