St. Amant community loses icon, ‘Mayor of St. Amant’

ST AMANT — A familiar face among the St. Amant community is no longer around, leaving a void that can’t be filled.

Clark Lambert, affectionately known by various monikers such as historian or the ‘Mayor of St. Amant,’ recently passed away due to cancer.

Lambert, an alumnus of St. Amant, dedicated his service to the school community since its establishment in 1978. He fulfilled roles as a custodian and bus driver, notably transporting the school’s softball team to games across the state. His contributions were so significant that he was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame.

St. Amant Fire Chief and St. Amant High Booster Club President, James LeBlanc, expressed that he had known Lambert for over 20 years.

“He was a community icon who lived right across the street from the high school,” LeBlanc said of Lambert. “He was the guy for the last 40 years that everybody called anytime they needed a gate unlocked or an alarm reset. He was the long-time community supporter of St. Amant High School.”

LeBlanc described Lambert as a lifetime booster club member who played a crucial role in transporting some of the school’s 28 athletic teams to various sporting events. Lambert was also known for the numerous keys he kept on his belt.

“For the 25, 30 years I knew him, he carried a T-ring with 300 keys on it for St. Amant High School, and when you asked him, he knew where every key to what door, and he knew how to set every alarm and reset every light,” LeBlanc said. “He’s going to be very, very missed in this community. Anybody that lives in the St. Amant area is familiar with the unofficial mayor of St. Amant.”

St. Amant softball has won six state championships overall. LeBlanc shared that his favorite memory of Lambert was seeing him walk around the school with those six championship rings on his fingers.

“He is a St. Amant community icon,” LeBlanc said. “Every administrator and every coach who’s ever coached at St. Amant High School will always remember and will always cherish the memories of what Clark Lambert has provided for this community and the school for more than 40 years.”

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