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Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Historical Renovations

The city of Donaldsonville is adorned with many historic buildings which have been beautifully restored. These important landmarks serve as delightful reminders of our rich and storied history. On Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m., the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville welcomes Kent and Donna Schexnaydre, as they discuss “Historic Renovations.” Kent and Donna, who have personally renovated three historic buildings in Donaldsonville and have been integral in the renovation of several others, will share their expertise in retaining the historic value of a home, evaluating what needs to be done, obtaining tax credits, and maintaining the integrity of the building. This fun and informative program is free to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 225-473-8052.

Jay Grymes to speak May 20

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist for WAFB Channel 9, will give a preview of what is expected for the upcoming 2009 hurricane season at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez, Wednesday May 20, at 7 p.m.  Grymes quotes Ben Franklin with “Some people are weatherwise, but most are otherwise.” Become one of the weatherwise, more specifically, hurricanewise today, by calling the library at 622-3339 to register.

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist for WAFB Channel 9, will give a preview of what is expected for the upcoming 2009 hurricane season at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez, Wednesday May 20, at 7 p.m. Grymes quotes Ben Franklin with “Some people are weatherwise, but most are otherwise.” Become one of the weatherwise, more specifically, hurricanewise today, by calling the library at 622-3339 to register.

SCORE Offers Free Counseling

Ascension Parish Library and SCORE in Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business start-ups and mentoring for existing businesses.  Counseling sessions are held the first Tuesday morning and third Tuesday afternoon each month by appointment at the library in Gonzales.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a nonprofit Association and a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

Counselors are active or retired business owners and executives with extensive experience, who follow the steps on “How to Start and Manage a Successful Business.”  This includes help on the business plan, financial forecast, marketing and sales, legal and accounting suggestions, business insurance needs, and the bank loan package preparation.  SCORE counselors follow a strict code of ethics and confidentiality.

To learn more visit the SCORE Website at www.scorebr.org. To schedule a counseling appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or toll-free (877) 381-7130 and specify that you want to meet at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales.