Photos: Ascension in Focus for Dec. 6, 2012

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Robert Perck, Charles Monte, and Corey Warnke, from left, work to secure Santa Claus' foothold in the ground as they prepare Christmas lights and decorations Wednesday outside Gonzales City Hall.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Robert Perck and Corey Warnke, from left, setup Santa Claus with his traditional Ascension Parish pot of jambalaya, along with other Christmas decorations and lights outside Gonzales City Hall.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Charles Montet, left, hammers Santa Claus into the ground along with other Christmas lights and decorations outside Gonzales City Hall while Robert Perck and Corey Warnke, from left, secure Santa's foothold.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Construction workers move lumber as they work to raise a new building destined to become a future Smoothie King on a long vacant lot at La. 44 and Airline Highway in Gonzales. City officials confirmed the name of the new business this week.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Smoothie King's coming to town -- A new building destined to become a future Smoothie King rises from a long vacant lot at La. 44 and Airline Highway in Gonzales Nov. 28, city officials said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School choir director B.J. Bertucci rehearses with the school's advanced choir Nov. 29 for its upcoming holiday concert.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School advanced choir members, Gabby McManus, Hayley Miller and Kayla Roye, from left, share a light moment during a Nov. 29 rehearsal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School choir director B.J. Bertucci rehearses with the school's advanced choir Nov. 29.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School advanced choir members Natalie Caruso, Sarah Labat and Jacey Bittle, from left, sing during a rehearsal on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School choir director B.J. Bertucci adds notes to a songlist Nov. 29 during the advanced choir's rehearsal. The choir is prepping for an upcoming holiday concert.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- [Editor note: getting names. -Adam] St. Amant High School advanced choir members, [ ], from left, clap and sing during a rehearsal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Jacob Townsend rehearses with the Dutchtown High School band Friday for the band's upcoming Christmas concert.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Katy Wroten rehearses with the Dutchtown High School band Friday for the band's upcoming Christmas concert.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- French horn players Rachel Jarrell and Katherine Sappe, from left, rehearse with the Dutchtown High School band Friday for the band's upcoming Christmas concert.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Chad Hill drives past Chalmette's Jordan Barthlemy Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Hammond's Derek Harper tries to move past St. Amant's Sam Morris Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Javaughn Williams shoots against Chalmette's Nathan Molinary Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's head coach Kenny Almond talks to his team from the sidelines Thursday during the St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic game against Chalmette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- St. Amant's Dominique Wilmore tries to shoot against Hammond defenders Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Javaughn Williams tries to drive past Chalmette's Roland Major during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Marvin Roberts moves past Chalmette's Troy Green Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's head coach Kenny Almond talks to Marvin Roberts, left, and Chad Hill Thursday during the St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic game against Chalmette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- St. Amant's Dominique Wilmore shoots against Hammond's Derek Harper Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- St. Amant's Donald Leblanc shoots against Hammond's Derek Harper Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Marvin Roberts recovers a loose ball Thursday during the St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic game against Chalmette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- St. Amant's Mason Clouatre shoots against Hammond Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Ascension's Javaughn Williams moves down court past Chalmette's Roland Major Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- St. Amant's Brandon Guillory shoots against Hammond's Derek Harper Thursday during St. Amant's Ralph Sellers Gold Dome Classic.

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