Scott Innes named grand marshal of D.S. parade

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce has selected Scott Innes, well-known for voicing Warner Brother’s characters Scooby Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo, as grand marshal of the Denham Springs Christmas Parade. Innes’ children’s show, Hal & Al, is featured on Cox Cable Channel 4.

In honor of Innes and his cartoon background, this year’s theme is “A Cartoon Christmas.” Innes will be driving the Mystery Machine in the parade.

Sponsorships are being offered for the first time this year and will showcase local businesses.

Parade entries are encouraged to decorate their floats to reflect the theme. The entry fee is $100 for non-chamber members and $75 for chamber members. The deadline to enter is Nov. 30.

The parade will start at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. For information, call the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at (225) 665-8155 or visit for parade applications.

Master plan meetings

Meetings to discuss Livingston Parish’s master plan continue this month throughout the parish.

Meetings will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Livingston Town Hall, 20550 Circle Drive; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Albany High, 29710 Mulberry St., Albany; 6 p.m. at French Settlement Elementary, 15810 La. 16, French Settlement; and 6 p.m. Thursday at Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs.

For information, call Paul Glasgow at (303) 440-9200.

Choirs to perform

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choir’s 22nd annual Christmas concert will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, in Watson. The concert will feature three choirs — the apprentice choir, the chorus and the chorale.

The choirs will perform traditional Christmas favorites as well as works by master composers, organizers said. Tickets are $5, and are available every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church on Florida Boulevard in Denham Springs.

Tickets are also available at the door on concert night. A free nursery will be provided during the concert for children younger than 4. For information, go to

Thanksgiving lunch set

Shady Bower Pentecostal Church, 13375 Galloway Garden Lane, in Walker will host a Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Joey Myers invites all seniors to attend. Call (225) 571-8793.

Practice ACT

Students can prepare for the ACT college entrance exam at the Denham Springs-Walker Library by taking a full-length practice test at 9 a.m. Saturday . Register for the test online at For information, call (225) 665-8118.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 6649710 and by email at

Teen Candy Land

Teens are invited to be “pieces” in a life-sized version of the Candy Land board game at Livingston Parish library branches. Participants will work their way around the game board to the castle, interact with Candy Land characters and complete tasks for prizes. The activity is for students in grades seventh through 12th. This event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Albany-Springfield branch, 6 p.m. Friday at the Watson branch, and 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Livingston branch.