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Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Donate animal supplies and adopt a pet

Shelby Savoy of Boy Scout Troop 65’s Eagle Scout Project is in need of animal supplies such as dog/cat food, chew toys, blankets, cat/dog beds, standing fans, kitty litter, cat scratchers and of course monetary donations. The drop off is from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Ascension Animal Shelter, 9894 Airline Hwy., Sorrento. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 25. Savoy is hosting this event to bring awareness to “Pet Adoptions,” asks that you adopt a pet while you're there!

 Harvest Time Food Bank

 Harvest Time Food Bank located at 4462 Jenkins Road, Darrow, will be distributing food on Tuesday, Nov. 26, between 10 a.m.-noon. Applicants must meet certain guidelines and proper ID is required. For more information, call (225) 717-3760 or (225)257-4152.

Outreach contribution for needed families

Foundation of Faith Ministries, 523 Ascension Street, Gonzales, is hosting their food and clothing give away to needed families on Nov. 16. They are asking for your assistance in their endeavor. They are a 501 (C) 3, (EED # 27-4602253), non-profit organization that gives back to the community. Donations can be made online at either of the websites www.gofundme.com/foll www.foundationoffaithministriessite.org

Food and clothing may be brought to the church. Call (225) 647-8248 or (225) 910-0866 before dropping of food or clothing.

Donna Douglas to speak

Destiny’s Woman Ministry will host a special meeting on Friday, Dec. 6 at Praise Church. The honored speaker for the evening will be Donna Douglas, nationally recognized as “Ellie May Clampett” from the hit television series The Beverly Hillbillies.

“Remembered by millions for her portrayal of “Jed Clampett’s” pretty, sweet “critter-loving” daughter, Douglas looks forward to sharing her testimony in Jesus Christ at this December meeting of Destiny’s Woman,” said a Ministry spokesperson.

She will present a book signing. The evening’s activities start at 6:30 p.m., with appetizers and fellowship. The service, including worship and the featured speaker, follows at 7 p.m.

Child care will be available if needed. Women and teenage girls of any denomination are welcome.

Praise Church is located at 36452 C. Braud Road, Prairieville, off Hwy. 73 in the Dutchtown area of Prairieville. The church’s telephone number is (225) 673-9855.

Hospice Grief Support Group to meet

Join SouthernCare, Inc. for their monthly SouthernCare Hospice Grief Support Group on Nov. 21..

The topic will be "Understanding Grief and the Holidays." (and whatever is needed by attendants)

Arrival Time: Between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Friends, neighbors, family are welcome to come with you. And anyone who is experiencing a loss is welcome to attend.

There is no charge for this program. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Southern Care Hospice

17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville

Office Phone: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (225) 673-9949.

If you are planning to attend and get lost or cannot find the shopping center where SouthernCare is located, call (225) 315-9902.

Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Party

The American Legion Auxiliary ladies will host a Thanksgiving party for all seniors on Nov. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Refreshments, bingo and prizes can be enjoyed by everyone.

Senior Soc Hop in December

The Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department will not host a Senior Soc Hop in November. The next Senior Soc Hop will be the Friday, Dec. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Lamar-Dixon. Residents 50 plus are welcome to attend. Lunch is served before the Throw Together Band performs. For more information, contact Michelle or Beth in the Recreation Dept. at 621-9661 or 621-1165.

Seniors and Lawmen Working Together

The Seniors and Lawmen Working Together (SALT) Thanksgiving luncheon will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19. The doors open at 9 a.m. and lunch is served at 11. The guest speaker for the occasion is Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. This event will be held at the Gonzales Civic Center.

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.

Awana clubs offered

First Baptist Church, 1217 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, is offering Awana clubs for ages 1 year to 8th grade. Meetings are on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. through the school year. Visit www.fbcg.net for more information.

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

• Nov. 18

Law & Seniors

Baton Rouge

Bar Association

Emily Chambers

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.-

12:00 noon

Blood Pressure Checks

Southern Care


10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:46 a.m.

• Nov. 19

S.A.L.T. Crime Expo

Gonzales Civic Center

(Both Centers)

9 a.m.

• Nov. 20

Bingo Sponsor

Canon Hospice

Casey Callaghan


10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

OLOL Nursing Students



9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Nov. 21

AmeriHealth Health



D, Kaglear

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 and

9:15 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville

9 a.m.

• Nov. 22

Gospel Music

Etta Brown

Donaldsonville 10 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1 p.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.