LOCAL

What's Happening for Feb. 6

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Rotary Club of EA to hold annual Mardi Gras Ball

The 2009 Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Ascension will be Feb. 14 from 7:30 p.m.–1 a.m. at Elegant Affairs. There will be a live and silent auction, full buffet with beverage provided and music by The Tip Tops. Proceeds from the ball will go to benefit Ascension Community Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chip McCorckle at 225-335-4020. 

Ascension Parish Jr. Leader Club to host dance

The Ascension Parish Jr. Leader Club will be hosting a dance for all children in the fourth-eighth grades. Children do not have to be 4-H members to attend the dance. The dance will be held at the YMCA gym at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the 4-H Office at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on the second floor of the YMCA building, from a Jr. Leader Club member, or at the door on the night of the dance.

There will be a DJ and concessions will be sold during the dance. The dance will be chaperoned by parents, 4-H leaders, and security will be provided by a policeman.

If you have any questions concerning the dance, call the LSU AgCenter Ascension office at 225-621-5799.

Cookoff to benefit St. Jude

The annual St. Jude State Championship Bayou Bar-B-Que Cook Off will be Feb. 27-28 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Live music will be provided by Trent Bourgeois and Kenny Cornett with Killin Time on Friday night. There will be a car show and Bar-B-Que competition also. The competition will include three levels: IBCA State Championship, Backyard Competitions (for weekend warriors) and Kids Krew Bar-B-Que (for ages 6-16). Any company who sponsors a team or teams, within each contest, will be able to display a banner or sign within there cooking area. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, contact Sean Hebert at 225-806-9246 or visit the Web site www.stjudebarbque.com.

Ascension Catholic to host open house Saturday

Ascension Catholic is hosting an open house for Pre-K through high school Feb. 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Ascension Catholic Elementary School, 618 Iberville Street, Donaldsonville, for all new families interested in enrolling for the 2009-10 school year. Refreshments will follow the presentation.