RECREATION

May named National Black Rodeo Month in Ascension

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez (center) presented a parish proclamation to Isaac King (left) and Archer Lee at the April 18 Ascension Parish Council meeting.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed May, 2013 as National Black Rodeo Month in Ascension Parish. President Martinez read the proclamation aloud during the parish council meeting on April 18.

President Martinez presented the proclamation to Archer Lee and Isaac King of K&L Rodeo Productions LLC.

Lee and King will be holding the Gonzales Black Rodeo competition at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center's Arena D on Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 p.m. till 10 p.m. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center is located at 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales.

Lee said proceeds from the event will help support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a non-profit organization that speaks for abused and neglected children in the area.

"This is our sixth year, and our mission is to promote good, clean family fun and to help at-risk kids," Lee said.

According to Child Advocacy Services' website, the organization offers advocacy, clinical services and prevention education for children and families in 10 Southeast Louisiana parishes including Ascension, Assumption, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes.

For more information about the Gonzales Black Rodeo event, go to www.lamardixonexpocenter.com or call (225) 621-1700.