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Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Community Health and Safety Fair

The Little Prairie Baptist Church and Life Source Hospice Services are hosting a Community Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Highways 42 and 44.

Annual Men's Day and Father's Day Celebration

The Buena Vista Baptist Church located at 10633 Highway 18 in St. James is hosting its annual Men's Day and Father's Day Celebration on Sunday, June 15 at 9 a.m. Guest minister Pastor Timothy Campbell of Greater Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Donaldsonville will speak. Rev. Dr. Joseph Coleman, Sr. is pastor.

Cheerleader Mini Clinic

The St. Amant High School Cheerleaders will be hosting its 2014 Cheerleader Mini Clinic June 16-20, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day. The clinic includes instructions, theme activities, a camp T-shirt, camp photo and snacks. The title for this year’s clinic is “Flip Flopping through Summer!” Contact Tara LeBlanc at tara.leblanc@eatel.net for registration information.

Vacation Bible School

First Baptist Church of Gonzales welcomes the community (3 1/2 years-6th grade) to participate in their Vacation Bible School June 2-6, from 6-8 p.m. To register, call the office, 647-8575 or go online at www.fbcg.net.

Special Tuesday starts June 3

The Beau Porto Special Tuesdays 2014 will be held every Tuesday, from 1-6 p.m., June 3 through July 8 at the former Carver Elementary, 518 W. Oak St., Gonzales. The program is held for persons with disabilities. Students are welcome to help and earn service hours for school or religious classes. For more information or donations, contact Bobbie Blanchard at 717-1151.

Aviation Summer Camp for High School Students

The week of June 9-13 Louisiana Regional Airport will be the host of the "ACE" Aviation Career Education day camp.

This summer camp experience is held across Louisiana by a traveling staff of counselors eager to share their passion and knowledge of aviation.

ACE Camp focus is on four major components in aviation: The Airplane and Aviator, Flight Planning, Weather and Airport Design; which are all basic elements of becoming an aviator. While airports can seem like a foreign land with its unique language; ACE camp gives students the keys to unlock an exciting path to a wide variety of aviation careers.

That Gonzales ACE Camp at Louisiana Regional Airport is open to students entering High school in the fall of 2014 through age 18. The all registration fee of $200 includes all supplies, camp shirt and lunches during camp. Space is limited to 15 students on a first come basis. For more information contact Janet Gonzales at 225-717-2077 or laregional@eatel.net

EAHS Spartanette Mini Dance Camp

The East Ascension High School Spartanette Dance Camp is set for July 14-18 in the school’s gym. The five day camp, designed for girls ages 3 and older, will be held from 9 a.m. until noon each day with a Friday Night Show-Off. For more information, contact DeShae at (225) 715-7588.

Annual brisket fundraiser

The Gonzales Firefighters Association’s 5th annual “Best Butts on Da Bayou” fundraiser will take place June 27. Pre-sales ($30 donation) will run until June 1. Pickup at fire station with first pickup, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and second pickup, 2-4 p.m. To place your order, call (225) 644-5307.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is at 1402 North Burnside Street, Unit 7, in Gonzales. In back of Auto Zone.

Individuals interested in making donations of clothing, furniture, and household items are encouraged to do so by dropping them off at the 1402 N. Burnside location. Individuals are encouraged to volunteer their time in helping the society to be successful in their charitable mission. Anyone wishing to volunteer at this location can call (225) 644-2151 for more information. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

StashBuilder’s Quilt Guild meets

StashBuilder’s Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1415 E Hwy. 30, in Gonzales. Both new and experienced quilters are invited to attend. Call 225-936-2238 for more information.


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.

Cajun Country Quilt Guild

Cajun Country Quilt Guild meets every second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Burnside. Visitors and new members are invited. For more information, call 647-2720.

Food Pantry every other Tuesday

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

EAHS Class of 1969 45th Reunion 

For: 1969 East Ascension High

Date: Saturday, July 26, 7 – 11 PM

Place: Grande Pavillion next to Elegant Affairs, Airline Hwy. 

$45 per person – Checks can be made to EA Class of 69 and mailed to Randy Gautreau at P.O. Box 21, Gonzales, LA  70707.

For more information, call Carla Braud Gautreau at (225) 910-1234 or Jo Dardeau Roux at (225) 715-9496.

Tuesday and Sunday Bingo

The St. Amant Knights of Columbus holds bingo two nights a week. On Tuesday, the doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30. On Sunday afternoon the doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 5 p.m. No one under the age of 18 is allowed.

Everyone is invited to come. On the last Tuesday of each month free jambalaya is served to the players. The St. Amant Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 43472 Black Bayou Road. 

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

• June 2

Generations Hospice

In Service/

Joan Bourgeois

Gonzales 10 a.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

• June 3


In Service –

Faith Sheppard

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 a.m.

& 9:15 a.m.

Bridge – Gonzales

1:00 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap-

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

• June 4

Tai Chi (3)


1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Teacher’s for America

Volunteers –


10:00 a.m.

Brown’s Hearing

Hearing Testing


1:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• June 5

Canon Hospice

Bingo Sponsor

Casey Callaghan

Gonzales 10:00 a.m.



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

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville

9:00 a.m.

• June 6

Canon Hospice

Bingo Sponsor

Casey Callaghan


10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1:00 p.m.

Karaoke – Gonzales

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