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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

KC Council 8342 Jambalaya/Blood Drive Fundraiser

The St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 8342 will host a Jambalaya/Blood Drive Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 5. The jambalaya will be cooked Jambalaya Champion Bryon Gautreau. Also, the St. John’s Ladies Auxiliary will have a “Sweet Sale.” All proceeds to benefit the seminaries.

KC Council 8342’s Senior Citizen Banquet

The St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 8342 will host a Senior Citizen Banquet Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the community center. The event will feature music, food, drinks, along with door prizes. All

Interested in Catholic Education?

Visit an for Open House at St. John Primary on Monday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Come tour the school, ask questions and view PreK-3rd grades in action. All are welcome!

Please call 225-647-2803 if planning to attend.

Baptist church to host Men’s Day

Second Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 8372 Railroad Street in Sorrento, is hosting a Men’s Day program entitled, “Men Becoming Soldiers for Christ” on Sept. 28

This event will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be none other than the Pastor Devin K. Mason Sr. Pastor Mason is the proud pastor of the Rescue Mission Baptist Church, Reserve and the Philippians Baptist Church, Convent. He is also the president of the 2nd District Baptist Association.

All men, young and old as well as women are invited to attend this event.

ASCENSION 4-H FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

Sweet Potatoes & Peeled Pecans

SWEET POTATOES:

- 10 lb box for $12

- 40 lb box for $25

BERGERON’S PEELED PECANS:

- 3# box for $25

Orders DUE:

October 20, 2014

Pre-Orders Only!

Pick Up:

Where: 4-H Office

When: Nov. 5th & 6th Time: 9:00am– 6:00pm

~ To order: Contact an Ascension Parish 4-Her or the Ascension Parish 4-H Office at 225-621-5799.

~All proceeds will benefit the Ascension Parish 4-H Foundation to increase scholarships and programs for the youth of Ascension Parish.

Phone: 225-621-5799

Fax: 225-621-5794

E-mail: camillebrady@agcenter.lsu.edu

Boo at the Barn

St. Amant FFA's Boo at the Barn will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 3-6 p.m. at the St. Amant High School Ag Field. It costs $1 or 1 canned good to enter.

Libertarian Party Ascension Parish Executive Committee meeting

The Libertarian Party Ascension Parish Executive Committee Regular monthly meeting is set for Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Frank's Smokehouse in Prairieville.

Jambalaya Fundraiser

A “Jambalaya Fundraiser” will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at 39512 Germany Road, Prairieville. Plates will include jambalaya, white beans, green salad and bread for $7.50 each. Sweets will also be sold. The benefit is being held to help defray LaToya Variganji’s medical expensive.

Boy Scout Troup 769 to host Fundraiser

On October 11 and 12, the River Region Art Association will open the gates to their yearly Awesome Art Festival, located along the Francois Bayou adjacent to the Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. The Art Association has offered non-profit groups free places in this years event so that they can raise funds for their organizations.

“Enjoy!” the Boy Scout’s Sausage Po-boys and Chips while they meander around through the other booths, listen to provided entertainment, and seeing the sights.

Hog Crackling Cook Off

Who: Poche Plantation 1st Annual Arts & Craft Show

What: Featuring a Hog Crackling Cook Off

When: Saturday morning, October 25th

Where: Poche Plantation in Convent

How: Cooks are required to cook at least 50 pounds of fat. The finished product can contain meat or can be meatless. This is a choice made by the cook. Additionally, cooks may choose salt only or may choose seasonings of their choice. Contestants are required to furnish their own cooking equipment and accessories.

Why: There is a $20 entrance and all money raised will go into a charity fund established by the Arts & Craft Show Planning Committee.

For more information, visit www.pocheplantation.com/ www.facebook.com/PochePlantationArtsandCrafts. For mini pot cook off applications, e-mail larryjroussel@msn.com or call Larry Roussel at 225-715-0140.

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.

Mini Pot Jambalaya Cook-off

Who: Poche Plantation 1st Annual Arts & Craft Show

What: featuring a mini pot jambalaya cook-off

When: Sunday morning, October 26th

Where: Poche Plantation in Convent

How: Cooks are required to cook their jambalaya on a wood fire. The wood, fuel, seasonings and ingredients will be supplied by the cook off committee. Contestants are required to furnish their own mini pot and equipment necessary to produce (no more than) 1 quart of jambalaya.

Why: There is a $20 entrance and all money raised will go into a charity fund established by the Arts & Craft Show Planning Committee.

For more information, visit www.pocheplantation.com/ www.facebook.com/PochePlantationArtsandCrafts. For mini pot cook off applications, e-mail larryjroussel@msn.com or call Larry Roussel at 225 715 0140.

Fellowship Center needs donations

The Fellowship Center, located at 813 S. Bumside-next to EATEL, is in need of all donations (especially men's clothing). The store is manned by volunteers from local churches and civic organizations, as well as a few paid employees. It is a retail store selling a large assortment of household items and clothing. All of the money, made in the store, is used to help those in need here in the Gonzales area. Participants are asked to donate any used and/or new items. Also participants can shop the Center. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Donations accepted: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (There is a large window in the back of the building where donations are accepted.)

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.

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.

TOPS LA 422

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 visit therock.com

Ascension Council on Aging events

• September 29

People’s Health

ABC’s of Medicare

Donaldsonville

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville

9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

Donaldsonville

10:30 a.m.

• September 30

Blood Pressure checks

Stat Home Health

Donaldsonville

10:00 a.m.

Yoga

Gonzales

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

Bridge – Gonzales

1:00 p.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville

9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap-

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

• October 1

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville

9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Crafts

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

• October 2

Political Forum

Gonzales

9:00 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO

Donaldsonville

9:00 a.m.

• October 3

OLOL Nursing

Student Presentation

Nutrition and Seniors

Emily Kleinpeter

Donaldsonville

10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville

9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Canasta

Gonzales 1:00 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.