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Drive Sober

The Gonzales Police has been awarded a Grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for 2018. A portion of this grant is to cover special events. Therefore the Gonzales Police Department will be participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” event for the dates of June 29 through July 5, 2018. We urge all drivers to be responsible and not drink when drinking alcohol. Officers will be out in force during this time.

The Little Mermaid

Ascension Community Theatre brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid to Life July 12-15; 19- 22 and 26- 29; 7 p.m. Thursday- Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Cost: $30.00 for all seats. Call the Box Office for tickets 225-647-1230 or on your computer: www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.com.

Miss Donaldsonville

The City of Donaldsonville is seeking competition contestants for its Little, Teen, and Miss Donaldsonville titles. This year’s competition will be a little different from years past years in that there will be no pageant. The competition will include an interview and photo submission. Applicants can pick up registration forms from the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and at the information table at City Hall. Final submissions are due on Tuesday, July 3, and 10 a.m. Categories are as follows: Little Miss 7 – 11yrs, Teen Miss 12 – 15yrs, and Miss 16 – 19yrs. There is no application fee. The winners will be awarded at the July 3, Fireworks on the River in Donaldsonville on Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. For more information, email lee@visitdonaldsonville.org or call 225-473-4814 or visit the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up an application.

Intersection Closed

Please note that the intersection of East Rome Street and South Park Avenue will close on Monday, June 18 and remain closed through Friday, July 6, in order to replace concrete and asphalt paving resulting from subsurface utility work that has been previously completed.

Muench Gives Thanks

Bishop Muench had a weak spell this weekend related to dehydration. The bishop specially acknowledges and thanks several of his physicians who were present at his Anniversary Mass and reception yesterday, other friends, emergency responders and medical staff of the Lake for their prompt attention and treatment. He also thanks all those present for that special ceremony and all who prayed for his speedy recovery. The bishop totally enjoyed the gathering yesterday, even with the diversion in the middle of the reception. He wishes everyone peace and blessings.

Leadership Committee Rescheduled

Due to the holiday week and a number of our members unable to attend, the Leadership Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 28 is being rescheduled to July 26 at City Hall in Donaldsonville beginning at 6 p.m. Please join us for a quick update meeting at City Hall at 6 p.m. on July 26. Thank you for your engagement and involvement in our community.

Dean’s List at Rhodes

Prairieville, La., residents have been named to the Rhodes College Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. They are Mckenzie S. Dorris and Molly E. Litten.

Seersucker Wine Dinner

On Wednesday, July 11, Chef John Folse’s White Oak Plantation will host a Seersucker Wine Dinner, which begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy genteel conversation while sipping wines and dining on a five-course summer menu created by Chefs John Folse and Jeremy Langlois. Seersucker is the attire of choice, of course, though Roaring ‘20s fashions make a statement, too! The menu with paired wines is $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reserve seats for this delightful evening by calling White Oak Plantation at 225-751-1882 or register on Eventbrite.com.

Repticon Coming Soon

Repticon reptile and exotic pet show, held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, offers a unique family outing suitable for all ages and for a very diverse range of enthusiasts. The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at http://repticon.com/louisiana/baton-rouge/.