Ascension Parish briefs for Aug. 1, 2013

Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday

The East Ascension Sportsman’s League’s 53rd annual Kids Fishing Rodeo starts at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes Park in Dutchtown.

The event is free to children between the ages 2 to 14.

Parents do not have to be EASL members for their children to fish.

“We are planning for at least 150 kids to participate this year and encourage families in Ascension Parish to join us for great outdoor fun,” said Ryan Shilling, rodeo chairman.

Registration starts at 6:30 am and fishing is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

EASL will serve free hot dogs and jambalaya during the weigh-in while the judges tally the results.

Trophies will be awarded immediately after the results are compiled.

The fishing rodeo gives out door prizes, including four bicycles, and features several age groups and prize categories.

Children must bring their own rod and reel or cane pole and must use live bait.

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Garage sale to aid Dutchtown High

The Dutchtown High School color guard is having a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Desirables, 40069 La. 42, Prairieville.

Funds raised will be used to repair equipment and purchase new equipment for the color guard.

For more information, email DutchtownColor

Students get chance for stylish start

Anointed Hands Salon and More’s annual Back-to-School in Style event kicks off at noon Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

The success of the annual event, which provides free haircuts for boys and styles for girls, prompted organizers to move to a larger location.

This year’s event is sponsored in part by local community organizations and businesses.

In addition to the free hair services, children ages 5 to 15 can take part in games and activities.

“We are proud to utilize our God-given talents and skills in granting the opportunity to get a professional appearance to start a successful school year to children of families who may not otherwise have the opportunity,” event founder Tona Tureaud said.

For information, call Tureaud, at (225) 675-8558 or the event coordinator, Marcia Pierre, at (225) 717-1333.

LeBlanc appointed to advisory council

Gonzales resident Dale LeBlanc was appointed to the Reentry Advisory Council by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The Reentry Advisory Council serves to operate the inmate rehabilitation and workforce development program within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, a news release from the Governor’s Office says.

LeBlanc is a senior project manager at Cajun Constructors, Inc.

LeBlanc will be appointed to serve as a representative of the Louisiana Association of Builders and Contractors, as required by statute.