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Celebrate Freedom from Addictions

Celebrate Freedom at Jambalaya Park (1015 Cornerview Street, Gonzales) on Saturday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the entire family. Free food, children's entertainment, face painting, prizes and more. Live bands and testimonies of freedom from addictions. Hosted by Christ Healing Community, Teen Challenge, and The Most Excellent Way Recovery Group. For info call 225-773-4302.

FranU Open House

Open House on March 24 at 5222 Brittany Drive, Ste. B in Baton Rouge features our undergraduate programs. The day begins at 9 a.m. at the Biological Learning & Research Building with Check-in, an Open Browsing Session, Campus Tours, Admissions, and Financial Aid Sessions. You have the opportunity to independently select Skills Lab Demonstrations for more in depth specifics on our clinical programs. To maximize your experience, we recommend you attend the entire program and stay for lunch. The entire event runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info call 225-768-1712 or visit https://www.franu.edu/admissions/visit/open-house.

Relatives of Vietnam Veterans KIA sought for March 24 service

I would like to contact the relatives of the ten Vietnam Veterans from Ascension Parish who were KIA. I would like to include them in the memorial service to honor our lost brothers from Ascension Parish and the Army 183rd Seahorse Unit which I am a member. It will be held at 9 a.m. on March 24 at the Veterans Park in Gonzales. Veterans from Ascension Parish: David P. Achord USMC 1969; Joseph P. Brignac USMC 1968; Isaac A. Diez, Jr. USMC 1967; Edmund Furman Army 1969; Victor Johnson, Jr. Army 1968; Eddie L. Landry USMC 1965; Charles A. McKenny Army 1968; Armond J. Stein Army 1968; Joseph R. Valentine Army 1968; William D. Stovall Army 1968. Could be others that I may not know of. Any other Vietnam Veterans are welcome to attend. Contact Paul Matherne. Cell: 225-485-0784; Home: 225-698-9019.

SNAP Summer Slim Down

No binding contract required; two free training sessions for new members who join! The only catch will be you with your new and improved body this summer! With new owners Chris Delaune and Troy Dison, Snap Fitness on 44 by Ralph’s in Galvez has never looked so good! Come in and enjoy everything snap has to offer, including the new fitness class throughout the day targeted for all ages! Snap on Hwy 44 offers silver sneaker, insurance discounts, prepaid discounts, incentives, and so much more! So Please, come in and check us out! Like our page on social media, call for questions or more information, and let us know what we can do for you. SNAP FITNESS HWY 44, 225-622-9999.

COA Spring Fling

Mark your calendars! The Ascension Council on Aging will host its annual “Spring Fling” Easter Party on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Gonzales Senior Center on Irma Boulevard. Festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. Contests will be held for the prettiest and most creative hats in the Easter Parade. Prizes will be given to the winners. So get busy now working on those special bonnets! And don’t forget about the COA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, always an exciting and fun-filled event! Lunch will be served at noon. Parish seniors 60 and above are encouraged to come out and join the fun! Those planning to attend must call to make a lunch reservation by Friday, March 23, so get hoppin’! Please call the Gonzales Senior Center at 621-5750 now to make your lunch reservation today!

COA Senior Prom

Ascension Council on Aging will be presenting its Ninth Annual Senior Prom on Sunday, April 8, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. It will be held at the KC Hall on South Irma Boulevard, and tickets will be $5.00 for COA participants and $10.00 for the general public 60 years and over. For information on this exciting event, or to purchase tickets, please call the Gonzales Senior Center at 225-621-5750 or Donaldsonville at 224-473-3789.

White Oak Easter Brunch

On Sunday, April 1, Chef John Folse and White Oak Plantation will celebrate the season with an eggs-traordinary Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Kids will have their own buffet as well as Easter egg hunts at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and a bunny petting zoo. Families are invited to stroll White Oak Plantation’s gardens and grounds to take family photos. White Oak Plantation’s Easter Brunch Buffet is $59.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages six to 12. Seatings are offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For reservations call White Oak Plantation at 225-751-1882.