Veterans will be honored Sunday at several events planned in and around Veterans Memorial Park in Gonzales.
The daylong celebration will start at 11 a.m. with a program in the park, followed by a parade at 2 p.m., a classic car show, a children’s tent and children’s parade, a news release from the Parish President’s Office states.
The parade starts at the Veterans Memorial Park on Irma Boulevard, travels along Worthey Road to Burnside Avenue then turns onto Cornerview Road. The parade ends in the park.
Grand marshals will be World War II veteran Pershing Mire and Afghanistan War veteran Jeffrey Argrave. Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a World War II veteran, is also expected to ride in the parade.
Veterans will be stationed in the park after the parade to answer questions and visit.
A small children’s parade will include decorated bicycles, wagons and strollers.
“We’re asking families to come out with picnic baskets and enjoy the day honoring veterans,” committee member Missy Jandura said.
A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. in the park.
For more information, call Jandura at (225) 323-2555 or (225) 936-2473 or Sherry Kinchen at (225) 473-1508.
The Ascension Parish Health Unit in Gonzales is offering flu mist treatments and flu vaccines from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday, except Wednesdays, for a cost of $10, parish officials said.
There is no fee for residents with Louisiana Medicaid or Medicare, a news release from the Parish President’s Office said.
The Ascension Parish Health Unit in Gonzales is at 1024 E. Ascension Complex Blvd.
For more information, call (225) 644-4582.
A new thrift store has opened its doors in Gonzales.
Treasures of the Arc, a new resale store operated by Community Opportunities-The ARC of East Ascension, is raising money to provide training and services to people with developmental disabilities in Ascension Parish, an agency spokeswoman said.
The store accepts donations from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Residents also can drop off items from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Treasures, 108 E. Ascension St., Gonzales, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Call (225) 276-3171.
America’s Dog Pit Bull Rescue of Prairieville has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the oldest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, a news release from the group states.
The site has more 375,000 homeless pets listed. More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site.
Pets may be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com.
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