Community Field opens Friday
The city of New Roads celebrates the opening of its new Community Field with a special inaugural ceremony just before Friday night’s football game between Catholic of Pointe Coupee and St. Edmund High School.
Mayor Robert Myer said the ceremony will begin at 7:15 p.m. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The new field’s construction is the second phase of the city’s Community Park Revitalization Project.
The first phase was the renovation of the old historic cotton mill, which is adjacent to the field.
The third phase of the park’s construction will include community green space, a splash pad, skate park and walking trails.
The American Cancer Society will host its “Relay For Life” fundraiser from 5 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads.
The 12-hour event’s opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
Organizers say the relay will be jam-packed with fun for the entire family.
If you would like to join the fight, contact Gwen David at (225) 268-1170.
Volunteers are still needed.
Trick or treat
The West Baton Rouge Parish Council has set the time and date for Halloween trick-or-treating in unincorporated areas of the parish from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
The city of Plaquemine is asking residents to submit photos of local community events as well as local historical photos for possible inclusion in the 2013 Plaquemine calendar.
Photographers will be given credit if their work is published in the calendar.
If you have a photo from a Fourth of July celebration, Children’s Christmas Parade and Festival, or some other local community event — or a great old photo that residents might find interesting — please drop it off at the Mayor’s Office in Plaquemine City Hall or email it to email@example.com.
The deadline is Oct. 19.
The Iberville Parish Council and the parish Tourism Department invite the public to attend Iberville’s Swamp Life Expo on Saturday at the Iberville Parish Visitor’s Center, which is adjacent to Interstate 10 in Grosse Tete.
The free event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrates Atchafalaya Basin culture.
The Swamp Life Expo will feature folk art, ecological and educational exhibits, demonstrations, special guest appearances, free samplings of Cajun dishes and live music by Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie.
For more information, contact John Clark at (225) 266-2274.
The Iberville Museum hosts the annual SugarFest celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
This year’s event will feature the grand opening of the Arbroth Plantation Store and the 17th annual Sweets Contest with celebrity judges.
There also will be food and fun for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit http://www.west
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.