By Bret H. McCormick, Darlene Denstorff and David J. Mitchell
October 27, 2012
Bring on the witches, goblins and ghosts for the Ascension Council on Aging’s annual Halloween Party.
The party, for residents 60 and older, starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gonzales Senior Center on Irma Boulevard.
Join in the fun for the popular costume contest, COA Director Darlene Schexnayder said.
Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, prettiest, scariest and most original costume.
Food, door prizes and music by Cliff Nickens are on the agenda for the party.
Lunch will be served.
Call the Council on Aging before 1 p.m. Friday to reserve your seat and lunch. Call (225) 473-3789 in Donaldsonville and (225) 621-5750 in Gonzales to register.
‘Lion King’ event planned
The lions will be out on Halloween night in Donaldsonville as the River Road African-American Museum hosts a “Lion King”-themed event.
The “Lion King” will be shown and prizes will be given to the best lion roar and lion costume.
A puppet show, face-painting and arts and crafts are also planned, Kathe Hambrick Jackson, executive director of RRAAM, said.
The program will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 406 Charles St., in Donaldsonville.
Call (225) 474-5553.
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Boo at the Barn Oct. 31
Children can celebrate Halloween from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at St. Amant High School Future Farmers of America’s Boo at the Barn.
The event will include games and Trick-or-Treat stations.
Visitors are asked to donate $1 or one canned food item.
Proceeds will be donated to local food banks.
Art show starts Sunday
River Community Church is hosting a “Fruit of the Spirit” community art show with photos and paintings from area artists.
The opening reception will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville.
The event is free. Refreshments will be served, and there will be demonstrations by artists Lin Bumgardner and Katie Hartzog.
Those attending can vote for the People’s Choice award.
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 18. Viewing will be Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email Katie Hartzog at email@example.com.
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Volunteer Day Saturday
Saturday is Make a Difference Day across America and Volunteer Ascension wants area residents to get involved in the day of doing good deeds.
The national day of service volunteering is sponsored by the Points of Light Institute & Hands on Network. Anyone interested in hosting a volunteer project or getting involved is asked to call Sherry Denig, volunteer executive director, at (225) 44-7655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, email@example.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday.