By Terry L. Jones
August 08, 2012
The West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking donations, volunteers and float submissions for Port Allen’s Eighth annual “Veterans on Parade.”
This year’s parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4, in downtown Port Allen.
As it has been in the past, floats sponsored by area businesses and organizations are available for any military veteran to ride. Beads will be provided.
The parade will feature a float contest where trophies will be awarded to the top three entries.
To sign up to have a float in the parade or for more information on how you can help contact the West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau at (225) 344-2920.
Cub car wash
Cub Scout Pack 39 will host a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Brusly Town Hall.
Organizers are asking for a $5 donation per vehicle.
The fundraiser will help pay for the pack’s various activities such as camping, skating, cookouts and awards.
The Casting for a Cure Bass Fishing Tournament 2012 & Auction will take place on Aug. 25 on Morrison Parkway in New Roads.
The tournament is an annual fundraiser for cancer research.
The tournament will take place from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. The auction is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Entry fees apply.
For more information, contact Tanner Pourciau at (225) 955-2460.
Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful has started a parishwide battery collection program to promote battery recycling.
Rechargeable batteries and A, B, C and D batteries can be dropped off for recycling at Addis Hardware, Port Allen Hardware & Supplies, West Side Lumber Co., West Baton Rouge Parish Library, and Po-Folks Fruit & Vegetables. Deposit batteries in the marked battery collection boxes at each location.
Old batteries are considered hazardous waste and should not be placed in household trash cans, officials said.
For questions, or more information, call (225) 490-8549.
Scouts and steamboats
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts, the West Baton Rouge Museum has a display of local Girl Scout artifacts including uniforms, photographs, books, awards, crafts and badges.
Groups may make reservations for a special program offering visits with re-enactor Linda Collins, who performs as Juliette G. Low, founder of the Girls Scouts of America.
Weekend times are available. To schedule, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 17.
The exhibit will run until Oct. 5.
The museum also is showing its “200 Years of Steamboats on the Mighty Mississippi” exhibit.
The exhibit features images of historic riverboats by Henry Norman during the last decades of the 19th century.
The exhibit will last until Oct. 28.
To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, contact Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Tuesday.