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Ascension Briefs November 9

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Notice of ordinance on Nov. 18 ballot

An ordinance ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, on November 18, 2017 to authorize the amendment of Article V, Section 5-04(C)(2) of the Home Rule Charter for the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana to change the voting requirement from two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Governing Authority to two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Governing Authority members present at the vote of the Employee's Appeal, to be effective on January 1, 2018; making application to the State Bond Commission; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. WHEREAS, the Parish Council of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority 9the "Governing Authority") of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), desires to order and call a special election to be held in the Parish on November 18, 2017, to authorize the amendment of Article V, Section 5-04(C)(2) of the Home Rule Charter for the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana "the "Charter") to change the voting requirement from two-thirds (2/3) of the Governing Authority to two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Governing Authority members present at the vote of the Employee's Appeal, such change to be effective on January 1, 2018.

Wreaths Across America

Donations and specific requests are now being accepted for Ascension Parish’s 3rd annual Wreaths Across America event. The wreaths are $15.00 each. If interested in sponsoring a Wreath for an Ascension Parish Veteran’s grave or for more information please email ascvetspark@gmail.com or call 225-612-0805. Wreaths may also be ordered online at https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=16100. On Saturday December 16, members of the Ascension Parish Community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park, 612 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, La.

Free Benny's car wash for veterans and military

Benny’s Car Wash will provide FREE car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under the Grace For Vets FREE Wash Program on Saturday, November 11, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Washes will be given rain or shine at all Benny’s 7 convenient locations in the Baton Rouge area. The FREE Benny’s Best washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces. Veterans will receive Benny’s premium wash, valued at $14, that includes a Wheel Clean, Underbody Rinse, Spot-Free Rinse, Protect & Shine, Wheel Deal, Foam Blast & our new hand wax application, Luminara. Grace For Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube, in Ephrata, Pa. in 2004.

Woman Veterans Day Celebration

We are hosting Baton Rouge's first ever exclusive Woman Veterans Day Celebration at the Renaissance Hotel on November 18, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Woman have served in the Armed Forces for many years and we would like to recognize and honor their service. We are in need of in kind donations to support this event. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. This is Baton Rouge's first ever exclusive Women Veterans Celebration. We are hoping to get 100 Veterans to attend and are in need of sponsors and donations. To RSVP or If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 225-229-3515 or Angella Lawrence at 225-264-1729. My email is desley@cox.net and Angella.m.lawrence@gmail.com. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Desley Washington, RN, MSN, Served in USAF. Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, La.

Bryce Barras to address Ascension GOP Roundtable

Bryce Barras, Louisiana State Director for Convention of States Action, will be the featured speaker at the November Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon. – Event). The event is open to the public and guests are welcome. Reservations are requested. Cost for the lunch is $18.00 (Choice of three entrees), collected at the door (checks 0r cash preferred). RSVP: 225-921-5187 or e-mail: ARWrUS@aol.com.

New pastor at Trinity AME

The Reverend Ritney Castine has been appointed as the new Pastor at Trinity AME Church, 1420 S. Darla Avenue, Gonzales, Louisiana. Reverend Castine will begin services at Trinity during the 9 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

On November 11, anyone who is a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering their meal. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card; Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion, VFW); photograph in uniform; wearing uniform; DD214; or Citation or Commendation. Veterans Day offers vary by location, and include free meals from select menus or up to a specified amount, or discounted meals. Guests can contact their local Quaker Steak & Lube for information on the offer available in their area.

Kanji Klub

You don’t need to have special powers to be able to give your wall space a super-powered touch. Join us at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m., and learn how to paint your own pop art canvas with Justice League flair. We’ll have eight designs to choose from, and you’ll paint your choice on an 8”x10” canvas. While painting, we’ll be watching My Hero Academia. Kanji Klub is dedicated to expanding creativity and cultural appreciation through anime and pop culture related crafting. This program is designed for adults ages 18 and up. For more information about this program, call the library in Gonzales at 647-3955.

White Castle church event

An outpouring service with Minister Harvey Randall and his wife Prophetess Cheri Randall all the way from Belton, Texas will occur. Witness a Break Through Service of Deliverance, Healing & Power. If you believe in miracles, come expecting a move of God. White Castle, La. - Friday November 17, at 7 p.m. A Power Team at Revelation of Truth Ministry, 32070 Dorsey Road, White Castle, La. 70788. Formerly St. Mary Baptist Church across the railroad track in Dorseyville. For more information, please contact: Min. Vanessa Marks, Revelation of Truth Ministry, 225-937-1761.