Events & Announcements

Krewe du Market kicks off Mardi Gras parades

Don’t miss your chance to see great costumes, miniature floats and festive throws this weekend at the German Coast Farmers’ Market.

The 5th Annual Kid Krewe du Market parade will roll on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at the market’s Ormond Plantation location.
New to the line-up this year will be St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders leading the parade across the market. Ann Montgomery, with the market, also hopes that nice weather will be new this year.

“It’s always been really cold or very nasty weather,” Montgomery said about the parade. “Maybe great weather could be something new this year and we would welcome it.

In the event of inclement weather, please check www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for cancellation notification.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. and is open to all children ages 10 and under and their decorated wagons. “Floats” must be pulled by an adult and throws must be supplied by the participants. A $5 entry fee is required. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded for “Best of Show.” Ann Montgomery, with the market, said that this year’s winner will reign over the 2012 parade.

For more information, call (985) 764-9762 or e-mail questions to daabfamily@yahoo.com.

The festivities will also feature pony rides by Ponytales from 9-11 a.m. and live music by Blanch Newsome. […]

Events & Announcements

Alpha Daughters host benefit banquet

BOUTTE – The public is invited to a benefit banquet by the Alpha Daughters of Zion on Feb. 26 at 7 pm. Rev. Marilyn Washington of Donaldsonville will be the guest speaker and the theme is “Soaring Over Storms.”

The Alpha Daughters aim to provide assistance and a safe haven for women and children of domestic violence and homeless victims. The event will be held at the John Dorsey Multi-Purpose Building, 13635 Old Spanish Trail and tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, contact Shirley Sims at (504)431-2254, Gaynell Colemand at (504)451-7124 or Ivy Williams at (985)758-1606. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
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We deserve action and answers on federal debt

For decades, through numerous Congresses and presidential administrations led by both parties, budget deficits have expanded and the federal debt has soared. (If you would like a jolt of reality, you can go to http://www.usdebtclock.org and watch the hands of the clocks turn feverishly.) In a few weeks, our federal government will once again bump up against the federal debt limit, currently at $14.3 trillion. […]