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Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Dutchtown wrestling jambalaya fundraiser

Dutchtown High School Wrestling will have a Jambalaya fundraiser this Saturday, June 22 at Ascension Tire and Automotive located at 38526 Hwy. 42 in P’Ville.  Plates will be $5 and will be ready at 10 a.m. Come support the Griffins!

Gospel Community Health Fair

The 2nd Mt. Carmel Missionary B.C. is hosting a Gospel Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Event will be held at 2 p.m. The goals of this event are to provide education on preventative health screening, health care programs/information, community safety and awareness, community fellowship and spiritual awareness, etc. There will be free food, free drinks, free health information, music, prize give away and more. The public is invited. Contact person for event is Charlestine Cooper (985) 233-6193 or Minister Larry Cooper (985) 210-2224. The church is located at 8372 Railroad Street, Sorrento.

Junk in The Truck Sale

A 1st annual Junk in The Truck Sale will be held Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at This, That and More, 43123 Weber City Road, Gonzales. The sale is being held to benefit Cancer patient, Beverly Qvesada. Jambalaya will be sold.

Women’s Conference 2013

The Christian Assembly Womens of Purpose will hold Women’s Conference 2013 on Friday, June 28 and Sunday, June 30 at 42158 Hwy. 941, Gonzales. Dr. Richard Rayborn III is the pastor. Featured speakers will be Minister Cathy Toliver of Baton Rouge, on Friday at 7 p.m. ; Pastor Claudette Aubert of Vacherie, on Saturday at 10 a.m.; Pastor Mary Moss of Lakeland, on Saturday at 7 p.m.; Co-Pastor Felita Smith of Geismer, on Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Pastor Carla Ceasar of LaPlace. on Sunday at 10 a.m.

St. Paul Church Women of Faith Conference

St. Paul Church will host a “Women of Faith Conference” Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. The conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday night. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and the general session begins at noon. Sunday, June 23 is their annual Women Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, located at 10438 Boudreaux Road, Gonzales.

The theme for the conference is “Christian Stewardship,” and the theme for the Women Day is “Being Proverbs 31 Women.” Speaker Friday night is Pastor Felita Smith of the United Fellowship Church, Geismar; Saturday at noon, Pastor Gayle Davis of the Voice of Faith Christian Assembly, Baton Rouge; and Sunday morning, Minister Yolanda Burroughs of the Fountain of Praise Ministries, Houston, Texas.

Ascension Christian 2013 Mini Cheer Clinic

The Ascension Christian High School 2013 Mini Cheer Clinic will take place July 8-12, from 9 a.m. until noon at the gym. Cost is $50 per girl ages 4-13; $45 per girl for middle school squads: price includes a T-shirt. Concession will be sold daily. Deadline for registration is June 25. What to Wear: T-shirt, shorts, tennis shoes, no jewelry. This year is a Disney Theme so girls can choose to participate in the dress up days.

• Monday: Mickey/Minnie Mouse Monday

• Tuesday: Blue and Orange Lion Day

• Wednesday: Wild Wednesday (Jungle Book, Tarzan, Lion King)

• Thursday: Toy Story Thursday

• Friday: Fairytale Friday

• Parent Performance, Friday at 6:30 p.m..

To register email achcheer@gmail.com.  

Annual Summer Revival

The Mt. Olive Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Burnett Payton, will hold their Annual Summer Revival from June 26 through June 28 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for all three nights will be Pastor Adrian Claiborne and The True Light Worship Center family.

Young artists get the opportunity to record their best music

“Bootsy II” Tony Wilson, along with “Kidd Funkadelic” Mike Hampton of George Clinton, would like to give young artists the opportunity to record their best music. “If it’s a hit, your music will be heard by different record companies,” stated Wilson. They are asking for a copy, not the original. For more information, call Bootsy II at (225) 276-5116.

Fly Tying with Darryl Crawford

Darryl Crawford will be at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. to teach participants about the hooks involved in fly tying. There will be a demonstration on how to tie a “bream killer” lure and a “round popping bug” lure, as well as how to fit the rubber legs through the body of the lure. 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown at 673-8699

Free Small Business Consulting

Ascension Parish Library offers free small business consulting on the second Monday of each month at the library in Galvez, 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville. Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive a private, two-hour consultation designed to provide professional help in areas of business planning, financing, marketing, and accounting.

This service is provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University - Baton Rouge and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.   

Special Tuesday

Special Tuesday 2013 is held every Tuesday, from 2-6 p.m., through July 9 at Carver elementary, 518 W. Oak St., Gonzales. For more information, contact Bobbie Blanchard at 717-1151.

Spartanett Dance Camp

The will be a Spartanett Dance Camp, from 9 a.m. to noon, from June 24-28 at the East Ascension High School gym. The event is for ages 3 and up. Friday Night Show -Off will be held for family and friends to attend. The is $55 with T-shirt included, $5 sibling discount. Snacks will be provided. Wear shorts and tennis shoes. For more information, contact Alicia.Williamson@apsb.org or DeShae at (225) 715-7588.

Barrels are out

Donate uniforms to one of the seven Volunteer Ascension Blue Barrels. You can find the Barrels at these seven locations Dutch Cleaners, Lejeune's Cleaners, Sac's Western Store, Kean's in Prairieville on Airline, Kean's on Hwy 44, Kean's in Gonzales, The Uniform Post. The Barrels will be out from June through July. Uniforms will be redistributed to students in Ascension Parish that are in need. Volunteer Ascension provides school uniforms to students in K-8th grades in Ascension Parish schools. Volunteers are needed to collect, sort, repair and distribute uniforms all summer. If interested in Volunteering to help, please call the Volunteer Ascension office know at (225)?644-7655.

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 visittherock.com

TOPS LA 422 meet

Take Off Pounds Sensibly LA 422 Prairieville meets on Thursday evenings. Private TOPS weigh-ins are from 5:30-6 p.m. and meetings are from 6-7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find out more information about TOPS, call 313-3180.

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.

Center Based Respite offered

COEA The Arc of East Ascension offers Center Based Respite to individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, call 621-2000 ask for Ascension Center Based Respite. Adult Day Health Care to elderly individuals who are functionally impaired. For more information, call (225) 621-2000 ask for Ascension Elder Care Center.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• June 20

Birthday Party


10:30 a.m.

Fast – Gonzales

10:45 a.m.

Pilates – Gonzales

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

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville

9 a.m.

• June 21

Zumba Gold


9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Karaoke – Gonzales

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1 p.m.

• June 24

Beading Class

Gonzales 9 a.m.

Nutrition Updates

LSU Ag – Passion


Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Blood Pressure checks


10:30 a.m.

Southern Care

Fast exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• June 25

Blood Pressure Checks

Gonzales 10 a.m.

Southern Care


Gonzales 8:15 a.m. &

9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at cbabin@weeklycitizen.com 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.