Livingston-Tangipahoa Briefs for Jan. 31, 2013

‘Zone’ offers family fun before parade

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa will host get “In the Zone” before Hammond’s Krewe of Omega Parade at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The event, which will occur in a family friendly, drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free area called “In the Zone, ” will begin at 5 p.m., and will feature an inflatable slide, many games and prizes for youth and snacks.

“In the Zone” will be in front of the Southeastern Louisiana University Lab School on General Pershing.

For more information, contact Jodie W. Rohner at Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa at (985) 634-0590 or send an email to tangicrimestoppers@gmail.com. Those interested in the event may also contact Bridget Bailey with the TRACC Coalition at (985) 748-3211 or at tracc@tangipahoa.org.

Sports Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its third class of inductees. Nominations for the Class of 2013 will be accepted between Friday and March 29.

During its first two years, the Hall of Fame inducted 29 Yellow Jacket sports greats, representing 22 of the most heralded male and female athletes in school history along with six of its most successful coaches. The hall also inducted its only member in the “supporter” category, organizer Jim Spring said.

Nominations must conform to the Hall of Fame nomination guidelines available at http://www.denhamhs.lpsb.org. A copy can also be picked up at the high school, at 1000 N. Range Ave.

For information about the nomination process, contact Spring at (225) 588-0366.

Center offers homebuyer series

The Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing, along with the Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., is hosting a first-time homebuyer training program to be held monthly in the Hammond area. The program will teach prospective homeowners how to purchase and manage a home.

This series will be on the second Thursday of each month, starting Feb. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The First Time Homebuyer Training Program will address becoming financially fit, budgeting, the lending process, home maintenance and insurance.

The program is free but pre-registration is required. Contact Eric Summers at (225) 270-5133 or summ985@bellsouth.net.

Treasurer to speak at unity banquet

Louisiana State Treasurer John N. Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at a unity banquet hosted by Amite United Methodist Church, 800 N. Duncan Ave., Amite, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples, with net proceeds going to God’s Storehouse in Amite, serving the needy throughout northern Tangipahoa Parish.

The Rev. David Melville, church pastor, said, “I hope winners and losers, supporters and opponents from this fall’s election will come together in a spirit of cooperation for what is best for the town, and also to raise needed funds for one of our best social service agencies around.”

Tickets can be reserved or picked up at the church, or by calling (985) 474-9036.