Around Livingston for May 13, 2013

Livingston Parish residents will have an opportunity to review and provide input on the new Livingston Parish Comprehensive Master Plan at two meetings.

The meetings will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, and at 8 p.m. May 23 at the Livingston Parish Council Chambers, 20399 Government Blvd., Livingston.

Those interested in reviewing the plan in advance, can visit http://winstonassociates.com/paul_temp/+LP_Com
prhensiveMasterPlan_v15_toPC_clnwmaps.pdf.

Summer camp

The Denham Springs High School’s Jackets Against Destructive Decisions will host Protecting You/Protecting Me camp June 3 through June 7 for youths in grades first-through fifth-grades.

The morning session will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Grey’s Creek Elementary, 11400 La. 1033, Denham Springs; and the afternoon session will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lewis Vincent Elementary, 7686 Vincent Road, Denham Springs.

Trained high-school students will lead the camp, a science-based, alcohol use prevention summer camp for elementary students, organizers said.

The cost is $80. To register, visit http://www.py-pm.com.

Dog park

Dogs in the city of Walker will soon have their own place to play.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston nominated the city of Walker in PetSafe’s 2013 Bark for Your Park contest.

The city has donated land near the lake at their main park for the community dog park, Mayor Rick Ramsey said.

The SPCA of Livingston will raise money to begin construction of the park.

PetSafe will review the availability of land and civic leaders’ support to determine the finalists. Citizens can also vote to help their city move forward in the contest, organizers said.

To vote, visit http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/city/7424/walker-la. Finalists will be announced on June 5. Winners will be announced on July 31.

Tax deductible donations for the dog park can be made to the SPCA of Livingston, P.O. Box 500, Walker 70785 or by Pay Pal on http://www.livingstonspca.com.

Horse show

The Livingston Horse Show Association will hold an open horse show at 9 a.m. Saturday at South Park Arena, located about two miles south of 1nterstate 12 on Vincent Road in Denham Springs.

For details, log on to http://lhsa.webs.com, or call DeLois Senez at (225) 664-3150.

Boat race

The Tickfaw River Redneck Regatta is calling all captains to enter the wildest race on the Tickfaw River.

The Tickfaw River Redneck Regatta, the first homemade boat race in the area, will begin at 2 p.m. May 24 the boat lauch at Boopalos on La. 22 in Killian.

No commercial hulls will be allowed and entrants’ boats must be self-propelled, organizers said. Call (225) 665-5176 for details.

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