Community News for March 14, 2014

CACRC gives computers to grandparents’ group

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is presenting 20 desktop computer systems to the Baton Rouge Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana. This donation results from a collaboration between local long-distance runners and CACRC.

Walker Higgins, a runner, raised funds during his “Rule 110+1” event in December, in which he and fellow runners Jason Jeffirs and Ryan Cope ran 110 kilometers to raise money for charity. The name comes from a common computer programming code called Rule 110, and the group had already decided to run that distance for charity.

Waffle House restaurants contributed a matching donation to the fundraiser.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana is a nonprofit dedicated to offering both information, guidance and support to grandparents and kinship caregivers.

Go to lagrg.org or call (225) 336-4406 for more information.

Clough graduates from Army basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Chase T. Clough has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Clough is the son of Tracy Clough of Baton Rouge and stepson of Jason McFarland of Greenwell Springs.

Labat graduates from Army basic training

Army Pvt. Damian M. Labat has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Labat is the son of Katina Lang of Bogalusa and brother of Trinity Labat of Livingston, and is a 2013 graduate of McKinley High School.

Woodlawn reunion set for 1972-76 classes

The Woodlawn High School classes of 1972-76 will hold a reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 3, at the Grande Pavilion, 14210 Airline Highway in Gonzales. Cost is $45 per person, due by April 15. Contact Debby Jackson Gill, gdebby54@yahoo.com, or Lisa Anderson Chatelain, (225) 439-2111.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com.