Ascension GOP women set anniversary gala

Members of the Ascension Republican Women are celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary with a gala on Oct. 16 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Tickets for the event, which is set from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., are $25.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the organization’s community service projects including the Dictionary Project, which provides dictionaries for the third-graders in 14 Ascension Parish schools.

Special guests will include Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who will serve as master of ceremonies; Commissioner Mike Strain and Dr. Susan Strain; Attorney General Buddy Caldwell; Rep. John Berthelot, Rep. Clay Schexnayder and June Williams, president of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women.

Dress is business attire.

The public is invited to join the celebration.

The deadline to register is Oct. 15.

Entry fees will not be collected at the door.

Checks, made out to ARW, can be sent to P.O. Box 1514, Prairieville, La., 70769.

For more information, call (225) 673-9150 or (225) 644-5728 or email