Back to School Bash to be held Saturday

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Chief of the City of Gonzales Police Department, Sherman Jackson and owner of Expert Maintenance and Construction Services, James Moore, are holding a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday, Aug. 8, sponsored by Needy of Baton Rouge.

Ascension Parish residents, who can provide proof of an AP address, are invited to attend the event at the Prairieville Fairgrounds (La. 929), 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be inflatables and games for children, along with free jambalaya and fried chicken meals.

“The point of the program is to assist families within the Ascension community who need school supplies,” Chief Jackson said. “With school right around the corner, there are still a lot of families who need some extra help. We’re hoping to provide that to them.”

Needy of Baton Rouge President Tim Arceneaux and his wife Tracy donated over $2,500 in school supplies, ranging from pens and pencils, to back packs and notebooks.

“We’d like to thank all of the people who donated items in our blue and silver bins throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area,” Tim Arceneaux said. “Without them, the passing on of needed school supplies for area school children, whose families need assistance would be impossible. We are delighted to have been able to assist in making this event happen.”

Although the event is geared towards children, parents who have a true need for assistance may bring their child's school supply list for item fulfillment, available on a first come first serve basis.