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Senior Citizens Day at Fred's on the River

On Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. local citizens and merchants will sponsor the 31st annual Senior Citizens Day at Fred's on the River on Hwy. 42 at Amite River/Port Vincent. The event will benefit the elderly citizens of the area.

There will be a free lunch prepared by Jimmy Babin with meal sponsored by Eatel. Music will be organized T-Boy Moore and other musicians.

“This is a non-profit and non-charity event. There is no organization set up to sponsor this event. Simply volunteers who enjoy seeing the older generation have a fun and memorable time,” said Paul Ulbright.

In the past years this event included attendees from residents of Gonzales, French Settlement, Port Vincent, Prairieville and other surrounding areas.

Monetary donations will be used to cover the cost of refreshments, party favors, food, and entertainment. Material donations will be given as prizes during the course of the day. Additional revenue is to help defray costs. “Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated,” added Ulbright.

If you have any question about Senior Citizens Day on the River, you may contact any one of the following.                                                                                   

For donation or information, call Paula Ulbright at (225) 323-3386; Glynell Guedry at (225) 622-3912 or 225-931-7602; or Bonnie Gulion (225) 978-4948.

Church to host ‘Hat Walk’

The Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church Women of Purpose presents “Hats off to Moms” Sunday, May 12, during 10 a.m. Worship Service.

This service is especially dedicated to all who walk in the role of a mother. The group is asking that all women join them on this day for a special brunch in the Christopher Williams building immediately following the service.

In keeping with the theme “Hats Off To Moms,” they would like all women both young and seasoned to spring out your best hat and adorn yourselves like queens.

There will be a “Hat Walk” during the brunch and a special gift will be given to the “Best Hat Walkers!”

A donation of $5 is appreciated for those who wish to participate.

Plant/Garden Items & Bake Sale

The Gonzales Garden Club willl hold their Annual Plant/Garden Items & Bake Sale, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on Friday, May 10, at Gonzales City Hall, 120 Irma Blvd.

Celebrate Freedom

“Celebrate Freedom” will take place, from 1-8 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at the Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St. in Gonzales. There will be free food, prizes, haircuts, face painting, live music, bike repairs, snowballs, etc. For more information, call the Addiction Recovery Group at (225) 773-4302.

Prayer Walkathon

The Second Mt Carmel Baptist Church Prayer Walkathon will be held on Saturday, May 4. The walkathon will start from the church at 8372 Railroad St.,Sorrento at 8:30 after a breakfast is served and finish back at the church with a hot lunch. The walk is a 2 mile walk.

The purpose of this free walkathon is to bring a community together through prayer in every aspect such as business, church, and family.

For those who wish to purchase T-shirts, the cost is $15 and the proceeds will go toward the church’s Mission Department.

For any questions, contact Charlestine Cooper at 985-233-6193.

Honoring Senior Citizens

A church program honoring senior citizens from 25 different church will take place, at 6 p.m., on May 25 at St. James United Methodist Church, 9160 Methodist St., Hwy. 44, Convent. The event is sponsored by Rome Singh.

Gospel in the  Park 2013

Gospel in the Park 2013 will ber held at Jambalaya Park, Gonzales, on Saturday May 4, from noon until 8 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Choirs, dance teams, and church organizations are invited to participate in this event.

For more information or a form, contact Shayla Washington at (225) 253-1632, Linda Reddix (225) 571-3725,  Rachel Burl (225) 623-7047, Tracy Norman (225) 978-5422, Robin Hasten (225) 348-3076, or Darryl Hambrick (225) 644-3302.

This event will support the River Road African American Museum.

Event sponsors: Community Acceptance Corporation, Freddie Sharper Vaults, One Stop Barber Shop, Hambricks Family Mortuary, River Road African Museum, COEA, Hambonz and Sheriff Jeff Wiley

DTHS Mini Dance Camp

Dutchtown High School Griffin Girls presents “Dancing on the Ceiling” Mini Dance Camp, 9 a.m.-noon on June 10-14 at Dutchtown High School Gym. The cost is $50 for ages 3-up. Show Off night will take place Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or a form call (225) 571-3393.

Destiny’s Woman Girl’s Night Out

Destiny’s Woman, along with Lorraine Wimberly, invite participants to join them during their monthly meeting on Friday, May 3 at Praise Church, 36452 C Braud Rd., Prairieville. It’s a girl’s night out, beginning at 7 p.m. Wimberly will be giving a cooking demonstration, a la The Food Network!

“Bring a friend, this will be a meeting like no other,” said Wimberly. “You will not want to miss it!”

Women and teenage girls of all denominations welcome.

For more information, call  (225) 673-9355. Child care available if needed.

For more information, stay tuned into their FaceBook page at

Food Pantry every other Tuesday

The Rock Church Food Pantry. 42080 Churchpoint Rd., Gonzales, will be open every other Tuesday from noon-3 p.m.For more information, contact (225) 763-1860 or

Wednesday Bingo

The American Legion Post 81, 421 E. City, Gonzales, holds bingo every Wednesday night. Everyone is welcome. Children are welcome, but must buy at least a $5 book.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7:30 p.m

Weekend Bingo

VFW Post 3693, bingo Friday and Saturday nights. Children six years and older are welcome, must buy at least a $5 book. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7:30 p.m., located at 42430 Church Point Rd., Gonzales.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• May 3


Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Karaoke- Gonzales

 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

 1:00 p.m.

Pool Tournament –


• May 6

Diabetes Workshop

CAAA/S. Demers

Gonzales 10 a.m. – 1


Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30


Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• May 7

Mother’s Day Special

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Yoga – Gonzales

8:15 a.m. & 9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

• May 8

Senior Day at the State Capital!

Tai-Chi (6)


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• May 9




Gonzales 8:15 a.m.

& 9 a.m.

Cajun Needlers-

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at or call (225) 644-6397, fax (225) 644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA 70737. Follow on Twitter @Cheryl_whats_up.