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Early Voting Begins

Early voting for the March 30, 2019 General Election will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2019 through Saturday, March 23, 2019. The hours of early voting are from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Parishwide School District Proposition No. 1 of 2 (Millage Renewal):

Shall the Parish-wide School District of Ascension Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), continue to levy a seven and forty hundredths (7.40) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030 (an estimated $9,025,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of giving additional support to public schools in said District?

Parishwide School District Proposition No. 2 of 2 (Millage Renewal):

Shall the Parish-wide School District of Ascension Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), continue to levy a special tax of two and one-half (2.5) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $3,050,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2023 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of giving additional aid and support to the public elementary and secondary schools in said Parish?

Early voting is conducted in the Registrar of Voters offices in Gonzales at 828 S Irma Blvd, Rm 205, Donaldsonville at 300 Houmas St., Ste B and Oak Grove Community Center located at 37433 Hwy 42, Prairieville, La.

For more information, voters may call the Registrar of Voters offices at 225-621-5780 (Gonzales) or 225-473-7906 (Donaldsonville) and check their voter's registration, make changes and/or update their registration and find a sample ballot atwww.geauxvote.com

Celebrate Freedom

Celebrate Freedom at Jambalaya Park (1015 Cornerview Street, Gonzales) on Saturday, March 23 from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. For the entire family. Free food, children's entertainment, face painting, prizes, and more. Live bands and testimonies of freedom from addictions. Hosted by Christ Healing Community, Teen Challenge, and The Most Excellent Way Recovery Group. For info call 225-773-4302.

EA Rotary/ ACOA Senior Prom

Save the Date! The Rotary Club of East Ascension and Ascension Council on Aging will be presenting its Eleventh Annual Senior Prom on Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the KC Hall, 230 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Tickets will be sold at the Gonzales Sr. Center and the Donaldsonville Sr. Center.

Dancing for A Cause 2019

ALL STAR YEAR. 2019 is our 10th year anniversary. To ensure another successful year at The Arc of East Ascension’s Dancing For A Cause Event. The 2019 committee is asking our community for names of nominees that would love to have an opportunity to dance and raise funds for The Arc of East Ascension. Our event will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Lamar Dixon 4-H Building. Email to Sharonm@eatel.net for more info.

Relay for Life

Save the Date! American Cancer Society Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be held March 23, 2019 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. at Cabela's. For more information or to register go to relayforlife.org/ascension or cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

South Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Save the date! The South Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Craft, and Car Show at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales benefitting Dreams Come True of Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information contact Freddye 225-933-9339 or Rodney 225-328-6735.

St. Elizabeth Play

The Drama Club of St. Elizabeth School in Paincourtville, La. is proud to announce its next presentation on Saturday, April 13 at the St. Elizabeth Community Center. What is so special is the fact that this year’s play, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Tim Kelly, will be presented for the fourth time. It has been a favorite since 1992, 2002, and 2010 when it was previously presented in the “old gym” at S.E.S. Call 985-369-7402 for more info.

Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet and USCG Safety Checks - The Gonzales Boat Club is sponsoring its annual Blessing of the Fleet on March 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at its clubhouse location on Diversion Canal Road in St. Amant and on the Diversion Canal. Father Jason Palermo of St. Joseph's will bless boats on the land and in the water. The US Coast Guard will also perform safety checks on all boats and present each owner with a safety decal for his vessel. Afterwards everyone is invited to cruise with the club on a prep trip. For more information, please call Frank Coates at 225-276-3666.

ACA Spring Fling

Ascension Council on Aging will host its annual “Spring Fling” Easter Party on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Gonzales Senior Center on Irma Boulevard. Festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will have an Easter Bonnet Contest in the Easter Parade. So get busy now working on those special bonnets! And don’t forget about the ACOA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, always an exciting and fun-filled event! Lunch will be served at noon. Parish seniors 60 and above are encouraged to come out and join the fun! Those planning to attend must call to make a lunch reservation by Friday, April 12, 2019 so get hoppin’! Please call the Gonzales Senior Center at 621-5750 now to make your lunch reservation today!

Christian Assembly Garage Sale

Saturday March 30, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Rayborn’s Residence, 6118 Hwy. 44, Gonzales, La. Shoes, Clothes, lots of misc.! Proceeds benefit Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church Outreach Ministries.

EA FFA Plant Sale

FFA's alumni will be taking pictures and selling food and drinks! The Plant Sale is Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. located in the greenhouse behind the farmer's market.

EA Rotary and ACA Prom

Rotary Club of East Ascension and Ascension Council on Aging will be presenting its Eleventh Annual Senior Prom on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the KC Hall, 230 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales.  Tickets are being sold at the Gonzales Senior Center and the Donaldsonville Senior Center for $5.