I'll tell you what's up (April 24)

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

BGBC Men’s Group to host pancake breakfast fundraiser

Broussard Grove Baptist Church Men’s Group is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 24 from 7a.m.-noon. All you can eat pancakes, sausage or bacon and a drink. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for kids 10 and under.

This event, held to raise money for various outreach projects such as helping community members with household projects who may not have access to help otherwise, will be held at Broussard Grove Baptist Church, 39258 Hwy 42 Prairieville. 

For more information, call 673-6674.

Gonzales High School class of 1959 50th reunion

The Gonzales High School class of 1959 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary April 25. The reunion committe is unable to locate the following classmates: Frank Britton, Carolyn Keglar Drossel, Martha Jone and Bonnie Miers. If anyone knows how they can be reached, call Fay Babin at 647-4448.

Donate new Mother’s Day cards to vets

Canal Bank Club on Hwy. 22 on the Diversion Canal is now accepting new Mother’s Day cards to be to sent the troops overseas, so that they may send cards to their mothers or wives. For more information, call 698-9074.

Gonzales Rotary Club golf tournament

The Gonzales Rotary Club will host a four-person scramble golf tournament Tuesday, April 28 at the Lakes Course at Pelican Point.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided prior to the start and the dinner/awards ceremony will follow the completion of the tournament. Food and drinks will be served on the course as well.

The cost is as follows: Corporate Sponsor $1,000 (includes a four-person team, a hole sponsor sign and recognition at the tournament); four-person team $500; per player cost and/or a hole sponsor sign is $125.

For more information or to get a registration form contact either Bret Hughes at 225-644-1333,; or Fritze Englade Jr.  at 225-647-6177 or

The proceeds from this tournament will be donated to The Ascension Fund, which is a grant program benefiting Ascension Parish public schools.

For more information on The Ascension Fund, visit the Web site at

Church to celebrate 136th anniversary

Pastor Graylin Burl Sr. and the congregation of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2444 West Orice Roth Road, Gonzales, invite the public to attend the 136th anniversary of the church Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

The speaker for the event will be Rev. Levan Jackson Sr., pastor of St. Paul and Shiloh Missionary Baptist churches, Head of Island and Prairieville.

For more information, call 644-0446. 

Spring Wine Extravaganza

LeBlanc’s Food Stores will hold a Spring Wine Extravaganza Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Elegant Affairs, 14190 Airline Hwy., Gonzales. The event benefits the M. Paul LeBlanc Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. It will feature wines from Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, California, Washington and Oregon. Cost is $10 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are on sale at all LeBlanc’s locations and will be on sale at the door.

VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Beauty Pageant

The VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Beauty Pageant will be held May 3 for girls ages 5-20 years old.

Registration will be April 29-30 from 3-6 p.m., and May 1-2 from 3-7 p.m.

For more information, call Gertie Savoy at 673-9424.

Free Community Health Talk

A free Community Wellness Health Talk on “Three Worst Foods” will take place April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Chiropractic Clinic, 525 E New River, Suite B, Gonzales. For more information, call 644-8671.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• April 26 – Senior Prom at the Ascension Civic Center from 4-8p.m., $5 per ticket (to be purchased at ACOA prior to Dance).

• April 27 – Beading Class, Gonzales, 9:30 a.m.; Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center – Lisa Weber, Donaldsonville, 11 a.m.; and Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• April 28 – Gonzales Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day, Bridge Lessons : Gonzales 1 p.m.; Ascension Parish Library presents “Remembering Home,” Gonzales, 10 a.m.; and Pilates, Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

• April 29 – Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center – Lisa Weber, Gonzales 10:30 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Cinderella Project drive

The Cinderella Project of Ascension, a non-profit organization that provides free formalwear to high school students for special events, will hold a dress drive May 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Household of Faith and the Prairieville Wal-Mart. Dresses should be formal and semi-formal (plus sizes also needed). Dresses should be dry cleaned or washed and no more than five years old. Accessories and jewelry are also acceptable. Year-round drop-off locations are at Coldwell Banker-Mackey locations.

Senior Citizen Day On The River set

The annual “Senior Citizen Day on The River” will be held May 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fred’s On The River, Hwy. 42, Port Vincent.

Seniors will feast on a free lunch prepared by Jimmy Babin and dance to T-Boy Moore and other musicians.

For donations or information, call Pat Ulbright at 673-3223 or 278-0419; Glynell Guedry at 622-3912 or 931-7602; or Bonnie Gulino at 978-4948.

Stroke, osteoporosis screening

Residents living in and around Gonzales can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Fitness For All, located at 43508 Quality Lane, Gonzales, will host Life Line Screening on May 28, beginning at 9 a.m. Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at, call 225-644-6397, fax 644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA