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Paradis sponsors garage sale

PARADIS - The religion program at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis will sponsor a garage sale on April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot.
Donations may be dropped off April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 6 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the religious education building.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:48 am
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Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting was held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:47 am
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Sign up for track program today

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for its summer track program.

Registration for ages 8 to 18 will be held at Destrehan High School on April 18 at 1 p.m.

The following is required: copy of birth certificate, doctor’s physical examination, $60 registration fee and parent or guardian’s signature on permission slip.

The department is also in need of volunteer coaches.
For more information, call Theresa Theriot at 985-783-5090.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:46 am
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Immunization mobile April 18

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The United Way of St. Charles in partnership with the St. Charles Community Health Center will be providing free immunizations for children ages birth to 5 on April 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in Des Allemands from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Canaan Baptist Church in Killona from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages 6 and up are welcome, however, fees may be assessed.
Call 985-331-9063 for more information.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:45 am
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Immunization mobile April 18

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The United Way of St. Charles in partnership with the St. Charles Community Health Center will be providing free immunizations for children ages birth to 5 on April 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in Des Allemands from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Canaan Baptist Church in Killona from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages 6 and up are welcome, however, fees may be assessed.

Call 985-331-9063 for more information.
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April 18, 2009 at 9:14 am
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AARP offers tax aid to seniors

LULING - The AARP will again offer assistance to low and medium income seniors in preparing their income tax at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling beginning the first week of February, Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continuing through April 15.

Taxpayers are requested to bring their 2007 tax return, all 2008 W-2s, 1099s or broker equivalent, social security benefits and homeowners insurance declaration page. Also bring your real estate tax payments. These are now deductible even though you do not itemize.
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April 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm
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Farmers’ market holds Easter parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its kids’ Easter parade on Saturday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation located on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the parade, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with children. A “Tastes of the Season” booth will be open to the public along with a library display.

The market will also feature weekly seafood and meat specials, lots of fresh produce and other value-added items.
Call 504-782-8517 or visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:50 am
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Get free clothes at church give-a-way

LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will hold a free clothes distribution for all parish residents on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the church grounds located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling.

A free Christian concert featuring Destrehan musician Jake Smith will follow the distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Smith is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 25.

Inflatables and refreshments will be available.

Call 985-785-6297 for more information.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am
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‘Dig’ for diamonds at blood drive

KENNER - The Blood Center’s annual “Dig for Diamonds” blood drive will take place at the Esplanade Mall on April 9 through 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the lower level next to the Ann Taylor Loft store.

Donors will be invited to “dig” for diamonds and other prizes donated by Esplanade merchants.

Prizes include gift certificates and merchandise from Esplanade stores, and diamond jewelry donated by Mr. Goldman. All donors will also receive a Blood Center T-shirt, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check.

For more information, call 1-800-86-BLOOD or visit www.thebloodcenter.org.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:45 am
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Grab your basket, egg hunt April 11

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department will hold its first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11 at the West Bank Bridge park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A hat contest will also be held at 10 a.m.

The hunt is open to kids ages 1 to 10 years. A $2 donation is required to participate.

The hunt is sponsored in conjunction with the Special Olympics and Caring Strategies.

Call 985-783-5090 for more information.
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April 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
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Students: register for band by April 9

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School band is holding registration for the 2009-10 school year on April 9, April 23 and May 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the HHS band room.

All band students and a parent must attend one of these sessions in order to fill out registration papers and pay band fees.

For more information, call David Rosenthal at 985-758-2562.Read More...
April 09, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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HHS golf hosts annual tournament

LULING - Willowdale Country Club and the Hahnville High School golf team are co-hosting the second annual Cox Communications High School Golf Classic at Willowdale on April 4 and 5.

The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and concludes with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

More information is available by logging onto the LHSAA Web.
Call Ron Cantrelle at 985-785-1657 or email him at cantrelle3@cox.net.
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April 05, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Kids’ egg hunt at Luling Church

LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will host its Family Easter Fellowship on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the church located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. The community is invited to attend.

Call 985-785-6868 with any questions.Read More...
April 05, 2009 at 11:27 am
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10,000 Easter eggs up for grabs

DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will sponsor its annual “10,000 Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, April 4 at the Bayou Gauche ball field at 10:30 a.m. for ages walking to 12 years old.

There will be prize eggs in each age division, space walks, slides, face painting, games, free hot dogs and chili, and snowballs.

The church invites the community to come out for the festivities.

For more information, you can check out the church Web site at www.lifefcc.com or call 985-758-7526.Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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United Way 5K Bridge Run April 4

ST. CHARLES PARISH - United Way of St. Charles is preparing for the 13th annual 5K Bridge Run/Walk and first post-race festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4.

This particular bridge run draws on average 1,800 participants from world-class runners to walkers with toddlers in strollers. And this year the event serves as the Louisiana 5K Championship event.

The race starts below sea-level in Destrehan and crosses the Mississippi River ending in Luling. At its tallest point, the Hale Boggs Bridge is 442 feet, 218 feet taller than the tallest pyramid, 149 feet taller than the Superdome, and 117 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. Anyone who wants to participate is encouraged.

Registration is $20 per person and includes a 2009 5K Bridge Run T-shirt. Participants can register individually or they can indicate their company team name on the application form.

The one-of-a-kind “Bridge Run” trophy, created by local artist Matt Touchard, is awarded to the company with the greatest number of participants. The winning company traditionally holds the trophy for one year until the next bridge run.

The post-race party has become a favorite with runners, families and the community.

Traditionally, there is jambalaya provided by Cytec, spacewalks, live music, and games. This year, the post-race party has been expanded into a festival.

Crafters and local vendors are invited to set up booths at the festival. The booths will promote local talent and increase awareness of the businesses and services available in St. Charles Parish.

The festival will also include face painting, inflatables, the bookmobile and much more!

If you would like for your company logo to be on the registration form, Web site, or T-shirts, the United Way of St. Charles is accepting sponsorship at several levels.

For more information, or to volunteer, call the UWSC at 985-331-9063. Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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Fireman’s group hosts golf benefit

LULING - The St. Charles Fireman’s Association will hold its annual golf benefit on April 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

For each golfer, $75 includes green fees, cart, food and drinks.

Morning flight is at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. and evening flight is at 1 p.m. with registration at noon.

Proceeds assist parish volunteer firefighters in need during medical crisis and to support a scholarship fund.
For more information, or to donate, call Fire Chief Reggie Gaubert at 504-559-8737 or email reggie@hvfd.net.Read More...
April 03, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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