Ascension Parish senior citizens honored

Paul Allen

PRAIRIEVILLE – A lunch was held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Oct. 21 to honor the senior citizens in Ascension Parish.

The annual Senior Citizen Banquet was sponsored by the St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus and the St. John Ladies Altar Society. There were about 100 attendees, including guests from Azalea Estates Assisted Living, Ascension Oaks Center, Gonzales Health Care, Magnolia Assisted Living as well as parishioners from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. Lunch was prepared by Gonzales Jambalaya Festival four-time Golden Paddle winner Byron Gautreau and his KC assistant cooks. Music was provided again this year by Hoyt Cutie. As in the past, the Gonzales Lion's Club made a donation showing their support for the senior citizens in the community. Private gifts were also received from the Ascension Parish President’s Office and Debra Elder.

Door prizes were provided by several merchants in the Ascension Parish and Baton Rouge areas. The sponsors in Gonzales include: Designs by Mo, Hair Salon by Elaine, Picou Building & Supply, Cabela’s, Dons Seafood, Mike Anderson's Seafood, Gonzales Tire & Alignment, First American Bank, Capital One Bank, Whitney Bank, LeBlanc’s Supermarket, Athletic Center, Hebert Steel Corp., Sacs Feed Store, Canes Chicken Fingers, Piccadilly Cafeteria, Chili’s in Tanger Mall, Wal-Mart in Gonzales, Pupera and Sons Lumber Yard, Price LeBlanc Nissan, Honey By George, E. Federal Credit Union, Great American Cookies, Tanger Factory Outlets, Picou Brothers Construction Co., Eatel Phone Co. and Cleggs Nursery LLC. Sponsors from the Prairieville area include: Louisiana Siding & Windows, Frank's Smokehouse, Himmel's Door and Hardware, Sammy's Grill, Galvez Seafood, Dutch's Seafood and Steakhouse, Mobil Air Inc., Prairieville Iron Works, Oak Grove Smokehouse, Anna’s Floral Designs, Sonic Galvez and Rollin’ Homes. Other sponsors include Olive Garden Restaurant, Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital and Piccadilly Restaurant in Baton Rouge, Tyra’s Muffler in St. Amant, Christy’s in Pineville and Jon’z Designz and Desiree’s in Garyville.