There were about 175 attendees including invited guests from Azalea Estates Assisted Living, Magnolia Assisted Living, Gonzales Healthcare Center, Ascension Oaks and Francois Bend Assisted Living as well as parishioners from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church.

A luncheon was held at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church new Activity Center in Prairieville on Wednesday, October 16 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 175 attendees including invited guests from Azalea Estates Assisted Living, Magnolia Assisted Living, Gonzales Healthcare Center, Ascension Oaks and Francois Bend Assisted Living 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 this year by Jim Bullion. As in the past, the Gonzales Lion's Club made a generous donation showing their support for the senior citizens in our community. Gifts were also received from the Ascension Parish President's Office and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Door prizes were provided by many merchants in the Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. The sponsors in the Gonzales area were A&M Heating & Air, Adam McCarty State Farm Insurance, Alliance Therapy Services, American Bank, Ascension Equipment & Rental, Athletic Center, Auger Services Inc., Auto Tech Muffler & Repair, Biggeaux's Tires, Blue Runner Foods Inc., Boudreaux Automotive, Brouillette's Auto Paint, Cajun Catch Seafood Market and Deli, Cane's Chicken Fingers, Capital One Bank, Casa Maria Mexican Grill, Casey Granger State Farm, Cashio Realty Development Co., Chabill's Tire and Auto, Chili's Restaurant, Christian Brothers Seafood, Clifton Ourso State Farm Insurance, David Wilcox State Farm Insurance, Dempsey Lambert Councilman District 5, Dietz Tire Co., Dons Seafood, Dr. Phillip Smith DC., E. Ascension Vet Clinic, Eatel-Ascension Parish, Economy Brick Sales, Eddie Lambert Law Office, Sean Matassa - Edward Jones, Elaine's Hair Salon, First American Bank, Freddy's Steakburgers and Frozen Custard, Gonzales Rapid Lube, Gonzales Tire & Automotive, Good Cents Auto Care, GSA Consulting Engineers, Hancock Whitney Bank, Hebert Steel Co. Inc., Hutch's Hardware, John Riley III All State Insurance, Johnny Berthelot- State Representative, Jumonville's Bakery, Layne's Jewelty & Design, Lit Pizza, Mike Anderson's Seafood, Mo's Design, Foil N2M Communications, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Orgeron Law Firm, Ourso Funeral Home, Outback Steakhouse, Performance Auto Body Collision Center, 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, Rotolo's Pizzeria, Sac's Western Store, Smith Chiropractic Clinic, Sno's Seafood Restaurant, Starbucks Coffee Co., Starlite Expresso Café, Supreme Chevrolet, Tanger Factory Outlets, The Home Depot, Tiger Honda, Tim's Car Care, Tyra's Total Automotive, Wal-Mart, Weekly Citizen Newspaper, and Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers.

Sponsors from the Prairieville were Anna's Floral Designs, Cane's Chicken Fingers, Delaune's Do It Center, Discount Tire, Foil N-2-N Communications, Frank's Restaurant, Galvez Seafood, Gorman Brothers Appliances, Himmel's Door and Hardware, In-Style Hair Salon, Louisiana Cat, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Mobil Air Inc., Oak Grove Smokehouse., On The Half Shell Restaurant, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Prairieville Iron Works, Roy's Ice, Serenity Oaks Memorial Park, Sonic Galvez Drive- in, Southern Maid Donuts, Ted's Exterminating Co., Temperature Controls Inc. and Todd Husers State Farm Insurance.

Sponsors in Baton Rouge are Acme Refrigeration, Clegg's Nursery, Cowboy Chicken, Louisiana Siding & Windows, Lowe's, Michael McClintock, Olive Garden Restaurant, Piccadilly Restaurant, Paul Rabalais Law Office and Heroman's Florist & Gifts. Other area sponsors include Harvest Supermarket in Geismar, the Sorrento Lumber Co. in Sorrento, Christy's and Frederic's in Pineville, Delaune's Supermarket in St. Amant, Ace's Cycles in Slidell 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.

Paul W. Allen

225-810-7730

paulwallen@cox.net

Delphin T. Russelburg

225-276-5117

dtrusselburg@outlook.com