CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events

Staff Report

Pancake, jambalaya fundraiser set

The Gonzales Lions Club is holding its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and jambalaya lunch fundraiser on Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to noon at the East Ascension High School cafeteria.

The event includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee with entertainment provided by Center Stage Performing Arts Academy.

Admission is $10 per person (children 5 and under are free).

Jambalaya plates are $5 at the door beginning at 11:00 am.

Bulls, Bands, and Barrels coming to Gonzales

The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales will host the Bulls, Bands, and Barrels Tour on March 19. It will feature Colt Ford with the Chase Tyler Band, and Jordan Babin.

The event will feature a special appearance by two-time PBR World Champion Chris Shivers.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the pre-party with Jordan Babin begins at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Wrestling stars coming to Lamar-Dixon Expo Center

The Redstick Wrestling Con & Cajun Country Jam has been rescheduled to March 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Gonzales Gun & Knife Show

Classic Arms Productions will host the Gonzales Gun & Knife Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Feb. 26 and 27.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 through 11. Anyone under 18 admitted with parent only. Law enforcement officers in uniform are admitted free.

Gonzales Mardi Gras Parade set

The Krewe of Ascension Mambo announced its inaugural Mardi Gras parade will roll in Gonzales on Feb. 19.

The new Ascension Parish parade will begin at 2 p.m. and follow the same route as the annual Gonzales Christmas parade.

Anyone interested in participating can obtain forms at Gonzales City Hall. The fee to enter is $175.

For more information, contact Joy McMeller at (225) 290-2176, Rainie Favorite at (225) 803-1878, or email

Krewe of Diversion boat parade to sail

State Rep. Clay Schexnayder of Gonzales will be the grand marshal of the Krewe of Diversion 27th annual Mardi Gras boat parade.

Set for noon Feb. 19, all proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Registration will be at Manny's Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.