Events & Announcements

Humana non-profit grant deadline

NEW ORLEANS – St. Charles Parish nonprofits focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities can submit their entry for the $100,000 grant from Humana Communities Benefit-New Orleans.

Local charities have until Tuesday, July 31 to apply.
Now in its sixth year, the Humana Communities Benefit-New Orleans grant has had a transformational impact on several local nonprofits. Humana is excited to award the $100,000 grant to another organization this fall.

Details on the application and the grant are available at www.Humana.com/HCB. For more information contact (973) 588-2164. […]

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St. Charles beauty pageant seeking contestants

NORCO – The St. Charles Parish Pageant Festival Committee is seeking contestants for the 54th annual pageant “Fun in the Sun” to be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart School in Norco.

Contestants must be 17-23 for the Miss Division and 13-16 for the Teen Division. All contestants must reside in St. Charles Parish. The newly crowned queens, along with their courts, will receive scholarships. The 54th Miss St. Charles Parish Festival Queen will also compete in the Louisiana Queen Sugar Pageant in New Iberia in September.

The St. Charles Parish Festival Committee is looking for “Sweethearts”, girls between the ages of 3-12 interested in escorting our Miss and Teen Contestants. An informational meeting for sweethearts will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the K.C. Home in Norco.

An informational meeting for potential contestants will be held on Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the K.C. Home in Norco. Girls interested in competing should email Doreen Landry at doreenblandry@cox.net or call (985) 764-1466.
Tickets for the St. Charles Parish Festival pageant can be purchased at the door for $8.
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Free job skills training: wireless setup

DESTREHAN – The East Regional Library is offering a free job skills training class on wireless setup from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on July 30. The aim of the course is to assist the unprepared to join today’s technology-heavy work force.
The program is run in conjunction with the State Library of Louisiana.

The library is located at 160 W. Campus Dr. in Destrehan.
Participants should register in advance. Help is available from any library staff member or you can visit www.lajacc.org/training or call (888) 487-2700.
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Special Athletes fundraiser

HARAHAN – The Special Athletes of St. Charles are holding a fundraiser on Monday, July 30 from 4-9 p.m. They will be hosting a laser tag event at Adventure Quest Laser Tag in Elmwood. This will be a “Last Blast Before Class”. Children will be able to play unlimited laser tag, bumper cars and mini golf for five hours for a cost of $20.
Adventure Quest Laser Tag Elmwood is located at 1200 S Clearview Parkway Suite 1106 in Harahan.
Fifty pre-sell tickets are available now. Contact Connie Love at (985) 618-6246 or conlizmorg@gmail.com for more information or tickets. […]

Events & Announcements

Adolescents only dance

DES ALLEMANDS – The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will host a dance on Saturday, July 28 from 7-11 p.m. for ages 10-16.

Entry is $5 and concessions will be sold. Music will be provided by DJ Magic.

The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department is located at 16960 Hwy 90 in Des Allemands.

For more information contact Tracy Sparks at (504) 915-3258. […]

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Risk is crux of any free enterprise system

One of the things I admire most about business people—particularly small business people—is that they have the courage to take risks. Free market capitalism isn’t for the faint of heart. Those folks who take an idea, wrap it in scarce resources, nurture it with hard work, and make it successful will always be special to me.

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