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By M. Susanne Hinkle

March 29, 2006 at 11:58 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Best artists in town showcased
The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its Annual Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose on April 7 and 8. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday from 2- 4pm. The guild will award Best of Show, 1st,2nd,3rd and honorable mention. Art students from DHS and HHS will also participate. The show will be in honor of Dee Rabalais, a charter member of the guild.

Senior Citizens, put on your dancin’ shoes
Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his Annual Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon on Tuesday, April 11th. All Senior Citizens of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend. It will be held at the Shriner's Hall on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. Lunch will be served between 11am and 11:30am. Special presentations will be handed out for the oldest male and female, along with door prizes donated by local businesses. The Shriner's Dance Band will be performing beginning at 10am. For more information contact Susie Breaux Gauthier at 985-783-1355.

Calling all DHS class of ‘81 graduates
The planning committee for the DHS’ class of 81 needs your help in locating missing classmates! You may visit the DHS web site at http://stcharles.k12.la.us/destrehan/ for more information. The Destrehan High School Class of 1981 has scheduled its 25 Year Reunion for Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at La Maison Magnolia in Norco. Tickets are $30 per person or $60 per couple and will include food, open bar and a DJ.

Get those bingo dabbers ready!
VFW post 3750 located at 140 Angus Drive in Luling invites residents to attend Bingo every Tuesday night at 7p.m.
Bonanza, early bird and late bird pots in addition to 10 fun games of bingo will be played. There will be a prize gift on the 10th game, donated by a local business. There is also a special pot for lucky ball winners. Proceeds from bingo help veterans through out the parish.

Republican women welcome Mrs. Jindal
Republican Women of St. Charles general meeting will be a brunch held on Thursday, March 30th at 10am. Guest speaker to include Supryia Jindal, wife of Congressman Bobby Jindal, discussing her role as a politician's wife. The meeting will be held at the home of Martha Laque, 239 Beaupre Dr in Luling. Anyone interested may attend by phoning 985-331-8598 to RSVP.

Run across the bridge for the United Way
Valero's United Way Mississippi River Bridge Race (Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge) will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan and crossing the bridge into Luling. 5K Runners will start at 8:30a.m. followed by the 5k Walkers at 8:32a.m. The event will benefit the United Way of St. Charles Parish. Over $4000 in prize money will be awarded including a 5k course record bonus of $1000. Music will be by Burgundy. For more information contact Denise Brodsky, Executive Director United Way of St. Charles Parish at 985-331-9063.

Here comes Peter Cotton tail
The San Francisco Plantation will host an Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 at 12:00p.m. The day will have fun-filled activities for the kids including Egg Roll contest, Egg Toss, Egg Spoon Race, Hay Rides, Sac races and win a rabbit booth. The event will also feature local arts and crafts, face painters, strawberries, kid’s activities and great food. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. Bring your cameras and Easter baskets. Admission is $3 per adult and children under 12 are free. For more information call toll free 1-888-322-1756.




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