It is an honor to be able to serve the senior citizens in our community. We hope to see everyone back next year - same time, same place.

A luncheon was held at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church new Activity Center in Prairieville on Wednesday, October 17, to honor the senior citizens in Ascension Parish.

The annual Senior Citizen Luncheon is sponsored by the St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Altar Society. There were about 165 attendees including invited guests from Azalea Estates Assisted Living, Magnolia Assisted Living and Gonzales Health Center as well as parishioners from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church.

Lunch was prepared by Gonzales Jambalaya Festival 4-time Golden Paddle winner Byron Gautreau. Music was provided again this year by Hoyt Cutie. As in the past, the Gonzales Lion's Club made a generous donation showing their support for the senior citizens in our community. Private gifts were also received from Michael McClintock, the Oubre Family, and from Representative Johnny Berthelot.

Door prizes were provided by many merchants in the Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. The sponsors in the Gonzales area were Adam McCarty State Farm Insurance, Alliance Therapy Services, Ascension Equipment & Rental, Ascension Ready Mix, Athletic Center, Biggeaux’s Tires, Blue Runner Foods Inc., Boudreaux Automotive, Cajun Catch Seafood Market and Deli, Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Capital One Bank, Casa Maria Mexican Grill, Casey Granger State Farm, Chabill’s Tire and Auto, Chili’s Restaurant, Christian Brothers Seafood, David Wilcox State Farm Insurance, Dietz Tire Co., Dons Seafood, Dr. Phillip Smith DC., Eatel, Economy Brick Sales, Eddie Lambert Law Office, Sean Matassa - Edward Jones, Elaine’s Hair Salon, First American Bank, Freddy’s Steakburgers and Frozen Custard, Gautreaux’s Lawn & Garden, Gonzales Rapid Lube, Gonzales Tire & Automotive, GSA Consulting Engineers, Hebert Steel Co. Inc., Honey By George, Hutch’s Hardware, Hyundai Auto Sales, Jumonville’s Bakery, Lit Pizza, Mike Anderson's Seafood, Mo’s Design, N2M Communications, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Orgeron Law Firm, Ourso Funeral Home, Outback Steakhouse, Petsmart, Philay’s Catfish & More, Piccadilly Restaurant, Picou Brothers Construction Co., Piccou Building and Supply, Price LeBlanc Nissan, Pupera and Sons Lumber Yard, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Ralph’s Supermarket, Rollin Homes, Sac’s Western Store, Smith Chiropractic Clinic, Sno’s Seafood Restaurant, Starbucks Coffee Co., Supreme Chevrolet, Tanger Factory Outlets, Tim’s Car Care, Tyra’s Total Automotive, Wal-Mart, Handcock Whitney Bank, Wright’s Furniture and Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers.

Sponsors from the Prairieville were Anna’s Floral Designs, Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Delaune’s Do It Center, Foil N-2-N Communications, Frank's Restaurant, Galvez Seafood, Gorman Brothers Appliances, Himmel's Door and Hardware, Louisiana Cat, Mobil Air Inc., Oak Grove Smokehouse., On The Half Shell Restaurant, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Prairieville Iron Works, Sonic Galvez Drive- in, T. J. Ribs, Ted’s Exterminating Co., Temperature Controls Inc. and Todd Husers State Farm Insurance.

Sponsors in Baton Rouge are Acme Refrigeration, Bedazzle Gifts, Burger King, Clegg’s Nursery, Cowboy Chicken, E. Federal Credit Union, Louisiana Siding & Windows, Olive Garden Restaurant, Paul Rabalais Law Office and Sanford Industries.

Other area sponsors include the Sorrento Lumber Co., Christy’s and Frederic’s in Pineville and Jon’z Designz and Desiree’s in Garyville.

We ask that you support these businesses when you are looking for one of the services provided by our sponsors.

It is an honor to be able to serve the senior citizens in our community. We hope to see everyone back next year - same time, same place.

Contributed by Paul W. Allen, 225-810-7730, paulwallen@cox.net, and Delphin T. Russelburg, 225-276-5117, dtrusselburg@outlook.com

Click here for our full photo gallery from the 2018 KC Senior Luncheon.