Around the Westside for July 27, 2011

The public is invited to attend the second annual “Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund Jambalaya and Silent Auction” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Holy Family Parish Hall in Port Allen.

The Saucier family was devastated in August 2010 when Ava Dawn Saucier, 3, her brother, Jacob Michael Saucier, 2 and their grandparents, Michael and Mitzi Saucier, died in a fire at the grandparents’ home on Belle River.

The family established the “Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund” at Holy Family School in response. The scholarship is intended to give more children an opportunity to experience a Catholic school education.

Tickets for the fundraiser cost $7. Make checks payable to Holy Family School — Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call (225) 344-4100 or (225) 936-7211 to donate. Call (225) 938-6139 for more information.

Centre seeks donations

The Centre for the Arts community art and theater program in New Roads is seeking the public’s help in raising money and supplies to go toward scholarships for young people.

School supplies, art kits, loose change and empty soda cans all will be accepted. Go to http://www.centreforthearts.org for more information.

Support parish youth

West Baton Rouge Parish residents are invited to support the “Mentoring Minds for the Future” organization made up of parish mothers determined to inspire and motivate parish children.

The organization is asking the public to purchase fish plates for $7 or chitterling plates for $10 at a community dinner Aug. 6 at 1110 Michigan Ave., Port Allen. Contact Gwen, Anita or Alana at (225) 343-9610 for more information.

Horse riding camp

Three ZZZ’s Barn invites campers to register for a Summer Horse Riding Camp from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily from Monday through Aug. 5.

Children between 6 and 12 years of age, and of all riding levels, are welcome. Send an email to ThreeZZZs@gmail.com to register or learn more about the camp.

Run for charity

Pointe Coupee Parish residents are invited to the “5K Angel Fun Run Fundraiser” and accompanying co-ed softball tournament to be held Aug. 6 at Fordoche Ball Park in Fordoche.

Registration for the run costs $30 per person and begins at 7:30 a.m. The run begins an hour later. The registration fee includes lunch and drink tickets. Runners and teams of runners are encouraged to wear pink or dress up in their best angel costume. All proceeds will go to parish cancer patients. Contact Jeremy Lacombe at Jeremy@nells-angels.org or visit http://nells-angels.org/index.html for more information.

More variety

People residing in and around Pointe Coupee Parish should be happy to know that the “Boudreaux and Friends Comedy Variety Show” will return to New Roads for performances at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7.Call (843) 283-2621 or (225) 638-3998 to reserve a seat.

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, call Koran Addo at (225) 326-6627; fax (225) 344-0099; email kaddo@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.