Around Livingston for March 18, 2013

The Society for the Preventon and Cruety to Animals of Livingston is pairing up with Hooter’s in Denham Springs for an Adoption Event and “Friends Raiser” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hooter’s, 254 Range 12 Blvd., Denham Springs, near Bass Pro Shop and Sam’s Club.

Pets will be available for adoption. Hooter’s will donate $2 when the flyer is presented with an order. Contact the local restaurant at (225) 243-7962.

Adoption fees vary and include mandatory spay/neuter and age appropriate vaccinations. Visit the website for pets available for adoption at http://www.livingstonspca.com/.

Jackets fashion show

Denham Springs High School Jackets Against Destructive Decisions will present the 15th annual Prom Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jacket gym.

Tickets are $6 at the door.

Wildcat Roar festival

Walker Elementary will hold its annual Wildcat Roar Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature carnival rides, game booths, crafts, a silent auction and a garage sale. A beauty pageant will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Entry forms are available at Walker Elementary School. Contact the school at (225) 665-5534.

Antique Village festival

Now in its 18th year, the family friendly Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. Range Avenue, between Centerville and Florida Boulevard, will be closed to traffic for the more than 150 booths that will feature local and regional vendors who will showcase their crafts, antiques and art, organizers said. Children will be able to enjoy free rides courtesy of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department. There also will be a military exhibit that includes complete uniform, artillery and vehicle displays.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day at Train Station park.

Art aficionados will enjoy Mattie Street as it will be transformed into “Arts Avenue” with local artists exhibiting a variety of unique works, organizers said.

For a schedule of events, visit http://denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com.

Sheriff’s Office honored

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission honored the work of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office in saving lives on the parish’s roadways.

Each year, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office participates in the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s program to combat impaired drivers. The LHSC provides grants which allow for approximately 12 LPSO deputies to participate monthly in ensuring the safety of the public by stopping impaired drivers.

Of those 12 deputies, Nick Locicero attained the highest DWI arrest rate while working his assigned grant hours and his regularly scheduled duty hours, according to the sheriff’s office.

Locicero was honored by the LHSC at a ceremony held on March 5 in Baton Rouge.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; and by email at florida@theadvocate.com.