Garage sale to help with NYC band trip
The families of four Dutchtown High School graduates will have a large garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, at Old Jefferson Highway and La. 42. The proceeds will help these students -- who will be part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette marching band --— pay for a trip to New York City this fall to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Alligator Bayou reduced to one lane
Two hundred feet of one lane on Alligator Bayou Road at the Frog Bayou Locks were closed effective immediately Monday to due erosion, parish government officials said.
Alligator Bayou Road connects Bluff Road in Ascension Parish to Nicholson Road in Iberville Parish, a parish government news release says. The route begins as Bayou Paul Lane in Iberville. This lane of the road will be closed until further notice.
For more information, call the parish Department of Public Works at (225) 621-5730.
U.N. Agenda 21 to be lunch topic
Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta speaks at the Ascension GOP Roundtable at 11:30 a.m. June 21 in the Plantation Room at SNO’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant, 13131 U.S. 61, Gonzales.
Skrmetta’s talk will include discussion about how the United Nation’s Agenda 21 affects consumers. The event is sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.
Skrmetta, a lawyer from New Orleans, was elected in 2008 to a six-year term representing District 1, which includes parts of Ascension Parish.
Cost for the lunch is $18. The event is open to the public. Reservations are requested. RSVP to (225) 644-5728 or email to ARWrUS@aol.com.
Martial arts group to perform Saturday
The Martial Arts for St. Jude event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Flea Market of Louisiana, 15545 U.S. 61, Prairieville. “Team Davila,” a martial arts group that will perform Saturday, is organizing the event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Several raffles, a bake sale, cake walk and much more are also planned. Parking and admission are free.
Food and beverages are sold by the Flea Market.
Hurricane guide available on website
With hurricane season now beginning, Ascension Parish officials are reminding residents to read and use the Ascension Parish Emergency Preparedness Guide, located in the first 16 pages of the EATEL Sunshine Pages phone book.
The guide is also available from the parish website under the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness website, parish officials said in a news release.
Richard Webre, parish homeland security director, said in the news release the guide contains information about hurricane preparedness, tornadoes, fire safety, sheltering in place, flooding and more.