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Staff Report - June 13, 2007

Come on down to the Whitehead football camp

The Willie Whitehead Foundation, will be hosting a free one day event for boys between the ages of 7 through 12 years old at the NFL YET Center on 1140 Southbroad Street in New Orleans, Saturday, June 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

New Orleans Saints football players, Willie Whitehead, defensive tackle, Reggie Bush and Deuce Mccallister, running backs will be attending the event. There will be free food and beverages for the kids and many other activities.To register your child for the event contact Kim Haynes at 404-822-3231.

Christian women’s award banquet

BOUTTE - The Christian Women World Wide United Outreach Ministries will hold their first Four Seasons Scholarship Banquet on Friday, June 15 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the John Dorsey Multipurpose Center on Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.

Tickets: $25. For more information, call Missionary Ivy Williams at 985-758-1606 or Sister Jovanna Varnado at 985-758-7289.

Greatest Show on Earth comes to town

NEW ORLEANS - Tickets are now on sale for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s latest circus sensation at the New Orleans Arena June 21 through 27.

For more information and a complete listing of show times, go to or

ARF-ully good time at Louisiana dog show

HOUMA - The LA Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at the Houma-Terrebone Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. June 15 through 17.

The event is free to the public. For information and show times, call Debbie Verdon at 985-641-0383.

Wine and food fest in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The fourth annual Southern Breeze Wine and Culinary Festival will make its debut on the grounds of the Old Capitol Building in historic downtown Baton Rouge June 15 through 17. For more information, call 251-968-4600.

ENCORE! Historical play on stage - again

DESTREHAN - The River Road Historical Society announces an encore performance of The Voices of Louisiana play and dinner at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn on Saturday, July 28 with a Cajun-style buffet dinner at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 17 and under. Reservations and advance payment is required.

To order tickets call the Destrehan Plantation business office at 985-764-9315.

Kids: register to read all summer

LULING - Children may register for the reading program at public libraries or at the bookmobiles in both St. Charles and St. John parishes.

The program runs through July 27. For a schedule call the West Regional St. Charles Parish library at 985-785-8471.

Volunteer firefighters needed in Paradis

PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department is seeking members. Those interested may attend training each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the station, 807 Barber Road. For information, call 985-758-1544.

Enroll your kids in school of religion

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis is conducting registration for its school of religion. For information, call Pat Usprich at 504-723-8357.

The church also holds the following meetings: Bible Study and Faith Sharing, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Women’s Prayer Group, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Vacation camp for folks on a budget

BOUTTE - The St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation will sponsor its fourth annual summer camp from June 11 through June 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John L. Dorsey Multipurpose Center.

Local students in fourth through ninth grade from low-income households are eligible to attend. The camp is limited to 40 students.

The art section will include arts and crafts, dance, music and poetry. The science section will focus on physical science lectures, experiments, engineering kits and biotech workshop.

The art class will be taught by Ogreta Colly a retired teacher. The science camp will be taught Betty Wheeler, a teacher at Lakewood Elementary. A field trip is planned to the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. For information, call 985-785-1351.

It’s time for the Catfish Festival

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival will be held July 13 through 15 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands.

Rides, games, food, music and other entertainment will be featured.

Catfish is needed for the catfish boulettes. To donate, call Sherry Folse at 985-758-7867. Stuffed animals as needed for a game booth. To donate, call Lynne Pickett at 985-758-1691.

Art guild accepting applications for camp

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild Camp will be held July 16 through 20 at the First Presbyterian Church in Luling. Applications can be picked up at the West Regional Library in Luling or the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

East and west bank recreation camps

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold camp from June 11 through July 26 Monday through Thursday on the east and west banks of the parish. A special needs camp is also held. For information, call 985-783-5090.

Destrehan church hosts KIDCAM camp

DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan will host the 2007 KIDCAM Camp. For more information, call 1-800-229-9761 or visit them online at

Paint like a Picasso at summer art camp

DESTREHAN - The Louisiana Artist Association Camp will be held July 9 - July 13 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan. For information, call 504-733-2489.