Donations of clothes, housewares, tools and other items can be dropped off starting Monday at Community Opportunities — The Arc of East Ascension’s new resale shop in Gonzales.
The Treasures of the Arc, 108 E. Ascension St., will be open Monday through Sept. 16 to accept donations, Cheryl Rice, a spokeswomen for the nonprofit agency, said.
“This much-needed new enterprise will allow increased work training such as retail inventory tracking, stocking, customer service and cash register training,” Rice said.
The Arc of East Ascension provides services to Ascension Parish residents with developmental and physical disabilities.
The store is expected to open for business in the fall, she said.
For information call Rice at (225) 621-2025.
Election officials’ school
The Ascension Clerk of Court’s Office has rescheduled its new election commissioners school, which was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.
Clerk of Court Kermit Hart Bourque said the classes for new and existing commissioners whose certifications expired June 30 will be held at the Gonzales Courthouse East Annex, 828 S. Irma Blvd., at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Sept. 13.
Donaldsonville sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ascension Parish Courthouse in Donaldsonville.
Attendance is required at only one session, he said.
Certified commissioners who serve on Election Day, Nov. 6, will receive $200, he said.
Any qualified voter who is not entitled to assistance in voting and is not a candidate in the election may be selected as a commissioner.
Call (225) 473-9866 or (225) 621-8400, ext. 7, for more information.
Jambalaya lunch sale
The Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs is selling jambalaya plate lunches Friday at the Gonzales City Room on La. 30.
The lunches, which will cost $6, will include jambalaya, bread and a dessert.
Call any GCCA member to order a lunch or pick one up, starting at 11 a.m., at the City Room, which is next to the Ascension Chamber of Commerce office.
Money from the event will be used to defray some of the costs incurred during the group’s recent trip to Meylan, France, Gonzales’ sister city. The group is hoping to recoup money it spent sending a Jambalaya Festival Association cook to Meylan to prepare jambalaya for the residents of that city.
For information, call GCCA President Karen Hatcher at (225) 253-1675.
Mainieri to address ‘300’
LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri is scheduled to speak at the 300 Spartan Athletic Foundation’s meeting Tuesday at CarliCo Café in Gonzales.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $15.
The meeting, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Isaac, will be the East Ascension High School club’s fall football season kickoff event.
Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, email@example.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.