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By Staff Report -   May 31, 2007

Sheriff’s summer camp accepting applications

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications from boys between the ages 12 to 16 who are willing to attend its ninth annual “Operation First Class Sheriff’s Camp” from July 22 to 27 and is free of charge.

The sheriff’s camp chooses 50 boys per year and the event is an outdoor experience at the Salmen Boy Scout Reservation located near Kiln, Mississippi.

Space is limited, so, if you know of a deserving young man, please contact Captain Patrick Yoes or Sergeant Burley McCarter at 985-783-1355.

Catfish Festival's 32nd Annual Queen's Pageant

DES ALLEMANDS - The La. Catfish Festival will host its pageant on Saturday June 9. We are seeking interested young ladies to compete for the titles of La. Catfish Queen XXXII and La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII.

Interested contestants must reside in St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Lafourche Parishes. The Miss division is ages 18-23 and is judged on interviews, sportswear, evening gown presentation and an on stage interview. Teen division is ages 14-17 and judged the same.

Awards will be given for People's Choice, Sportswear, Evening Gown presentation, and Top Interview. Both Miss and Teen winners will also receive a special gift at crowning.

The newly crowned Miss Queen will attend the annual Mardi Gras Ball in Washington D.C. and will compete in the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens Pageant in February.

She also receives traveling expenses, new evening gown expense, and much much more.

All interested participants should contact pageant directors Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Also, come out and support the Louisiana Catfish Festival that will be held July 13 through 15.

If you are looking for fun, rides, music and the best catfish on this side of heaven stroll on over to Des Allemands on St. Gertrude Catholic Church grounds for the excitement.

Get your juicy red tomatoes from the Arc of St. Charles

BOUTTE - The Arc of St. Charles is proud to announce that their tomato plants are in full bloom and have juicy ripe tomatoes and painted flower pots up for sale.

Prices: $3 a basket and the flower pots are $8 each. For more information, call 985-785-0971.

Enjoy a hot time at Boutte Christian’s summer camp

BOUTTE - Registration is now open for summer camp at Boutte Christian Academy.

The registration fee of $75 covers camp supplies and the camp t-shirt. Fees for toddlers are $22 per day and fees for children ages 2 to 12 are $19 per day. The program begins on Tuesday, May 29 and runs through Friday, August 10. For information, call the school at 985-785-2456.

An elegant night of music, art and foods awaits you ...

GARYVILLE - The River Region Arts and Humanities Council cordially invites you to Herons in the Hall, a bicentennial event on Saturday, June 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the San Francisco Plantation Pavilion on River Road in Garyville. Activities include live music, a juried art show with Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue, and food by Chef Richard of Bull’s Corner Restaurant. Cash bar available. Dress: elegantly casual, no jackets required, no jeans. For more information, call the RRAH.

River Region Drama Guild musical

BOUTTE - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and more of your favorite storybook characters come to life on the Hahnville High School stage next month as the River Region Drama Guild presents the award-winning musical, Into the Woods - written by James Lapine and scored by Stephen Sondheim.

The musical is under the direction of Christopher Melohn and musical direction of Ben Childress.

The show opens at Hahnville School, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances include June 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and June 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Advance ticket prices are $10 before June 1. After May 31 tickets are $15. For tickets or for more information, contact Marcia Peyton at 985-764-1969.

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