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Staff Report - March 28, 2007

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St. Charles Parish Birthday party

HAHNVILLE - Join residents and parish officals as they celebrate the Parish’s 200th birthday on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish courthouse located at the parish courthouse located at 15045 River Road. There will be birthday cake, music, ice cream, drinks and party favors.

Bicentennial Gala & Art Show

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Bicentennial Gala & Art Show, hosted by the River Road Historical Society, is on tap at Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan beginning March 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event celebrates the parish through history, music and arts beginning with a reception in the Plantation House. Guest will enjoy a plantation punch while taking a self-guided tour of the house.

River Region Ballet at DHS

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present Celebrating 200 Years of Diverse Cultures Through Dance, for the parish’s Bicentennial. Performances are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Destrehan High School. Tickets are $15. Call 985-764-7678.

Other events

Women’s Club meeting set

LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, April 19 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. Coffee and conversation begin at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be from the local floral shop, Clay Pot. Call Kathy at 504-296-6475 for info.


Dust off your dancing shoes

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church is hosting a dance on Saturday, March 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center. Music by Cypress Country. $10 per couple. BYOL.

7,000 eggs in Easter egg hunt

DES ALLEMANDS - The Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will host a Jam-tastic Easter egg hunt March 31 at the Bayou Gauche Volunteer Fire Department ball field. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Seven thousand eggs will be hidden for children along. More fun and games, too. Admission is free.

Easter egg hunt April 1

LULING- The Luling United Methodist Church, located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd. hosts their 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Activities for all ages include face painting, food, story telling and more! For information, call church office at 985-785-6868.

Animal shelter vaccinations

LULING - The St. Charles Humane Society’s Annual Rabies Vaccination Day is Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the west and east bank bridge parks. Cost: $10 per shot. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in a pet carrier. For information, call 985-785-9136.

Seniors festival in Paradis

PARADIS - J.B. Martin Middle School invites you to attend their Annual Senior Citizen Spring Fling Celebration on April 19 at the school’s gym from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Free money for students

BATON ROUGE- The Public Relations Association of Louisiana is now accepting applications for two scholarships for students seeking a public relations or journalism career. Each award is worth $500 and candidates must be full-time undergraduates majoring in public relations or journalism, or working on a degree with emphasis in public relations. Deadline is April 4. For information, call Holly Houk at 225-578-3872.

Join in alcohol-free weekend

LULING- Alcohol-Free Weekend is observed the first weekend of the Alcohol Awareness Month and is scheduled for April 6-8. During the weekend parents are urged not to consume alcoholic beverages for a 72-hour period to demonstrate to young people that alcohol isn't necessary to have a good time. When young people drink, they lose.

Heritage day in Destrehan

DESTREHAN- Come out on April 4 at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn life skills that were necessary to maintain a self-sufficient life on a plantation. For all ages and open to the general public, there is something for everyone. Tours of the plantation are available for $5. For information, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315.

Free stroke screenings

LULING- Residents living in and around Luling community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Screenings will be on April 2 at 737 Paul Maillard Rd., Suite B and appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment call 1-877-237-1287 or visit us on the web at Pre-registration is required.

Sheriff's award

LULING- Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from either Hahnville High School or Destrehan High School in the amount of $500. Applications must be submitted by April 1. For information, call Susie Breaux Gauthier 985-783-1355.

Student fundraiser features food

HAHNVILLE - Stop by Hymel's Restaurant located at 15805 River Road in Hahnville on March 31 and donate to the Katelin Schmill People-to-People Student Ambassador Fundraiser. Your $5 donation gets you a take-out plate lunch that includes barbeque chicken, jambalaya, potato salad and bread. For information, call Gena Schmill at 504-559-0996 or Marilyn Hymel at 504-559-2502.

K.C. Council Easter egg hunt

LULING- The annual Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under will be held rain or shine on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. on the Holy Family Church grounds. Everyone is invited, and there will be an egg-decorating contest. Hunt is sponsored by K.C. Council 9933.

Orchid club hosts plant show

HOUMA - The Terrebone Orchid Society hosts the Orchid and Plant show April 13 to 15 at Southland Mall, 5953 West Park Avenue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Brenda Daigle at 985-851-0193 or Ashley Matherne at 985-594-4050.

Lafourche Parish 200th b-day

RACELAND - Lafourche Parish is also celebrating their bicentennial this year. Come join the fun at the Raceland Recreation Center located at 241 Recreation Dr. on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Music, fun and games for the enitre family. For information, call Crystal Chiasson at 985-446-8427.