What's Happening for Feb. 20

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Chapter to host Benefit Ball

Phi Sigma Omega Charitable and Educational Organization an arm of Phi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 5th Annual Benefit Ball Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8 p.m.-midnight, at Palazzo Bernardo’s Grand Ballroom in Donaldsonville.

The event will feature, Denise Johnson, director of sales for Citadel Broadcasting as the emcee and the popular band 2Hipnotic featuring Lazerus.

For more information, call 504-301-8994 or 225-939-7415.

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.

Relay For Life Ascension Parish set for May 1

Persons interested in volunteering, forming teams, or donating for Relay For Life Ascension Parish May 1, can contact Chantelle Matherne at 225-413-0102 or e-mail csmatherne@hotmail.com. The 25th annual celebration of Relay for Life will be at the Tanger Outlet Center in Gonzales.