Around the Westside for April 17, 2013

Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful is having a “We Love Where We Live” photo contest and is searching for a photo that represents the beauty of the parish.

Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful will place the winning photo on car litter bags to be distributed to parish residents. The contest winner will receive a $100 gift card donated by Emma’s Garden in Port Allen.

Interested photographers are invited to submit up to three high-resolution images. Photos should be emailed to mary.delapasse@wbrcouncil.org and include the phrase “We Love Where We Live” in the subject line.

For more information call (225) 490-8549.

Church fair

The Immaculate Conception Church Fair will take place in Lakeland on from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday along La. 414 across from the Chenal Cemetery.

The family event will feature an array of food, carnival rides and live entertainment.

“American Idol” contestant Brandy Hotard will be featured in a Meet and Greet on Sunday.

For information, call (225) 324-0852.

Hats gala

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will host its Hats Off Gala at 3 p.m. April 28.

Advanced tickets are $7 each and $8 at the door on the day of the event.

The event will feature food, entertainment and door prizes.

Attendees are asked to wear hats.

The event is being sponsored by St. Aubry Ladies’ Auxiliary Court 119.

Rockin’ Roast

The Greater Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce will host a professional barbecue cook-off April 26-27 on Morrison Parkway in New Roads.

The cook-off, called “Rockin’ & Roasting on the River,” is an International Barbecue Cooks Association sanctioned event that will feature food, beer, music and opportunities to meet professional cooks from around the state who will be competing for $5,000 in prize money.

To participate, visit www.pccchamber.org or call Kelly Smith at (225) 638-3500.

Chamber luncheon

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce will hold its April membership meeting April 24 at the Addis Community Center.

Maura Donahue, past chairwoman of the chamber’s board of directors, is scheduled to serve as luncheon guest speaker. Donahue is executive vice president of DonahueFavret Contractors Inc.

RSVPs are required; email bonnie@wbrchamber.org or call (225) 383-3140.

Tickets are $20 apiece for chamber members and $25 each for non-members.

Friday night fishing

The public is invited to attend or take part in False River’s Friday night “Cookie Jar” bass fishing tournaments at Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock in New Roads.

The bass tournaments are held from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday this month, leading up to the final classic tournament.

For information, call Guy Perkins at (225) 293-3402.

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, tjones@theadvocate.com.