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Early Voting Begins

Early voting for the March 30, 2019 General Election will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2019 through Saturday, March 23, 2019. The hours of early voting are from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Parishwide School District Proposition No. 1 of 2 (Millage Renewal):

Shall the Parish-wide School District of Ascension Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), continue to levy a seven and forty hundredths (7.40) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030 (an estimated $9,025,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of giving additional support to public schools in said District?

Parishwide School District Proposition No. 2 of 2 (Millage Renewal):

Shall the Parish-wide School District of Ascension Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), continue to levy a special tax of two and one-half (2.5) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $3,050,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2023 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of giving additional aid and support to the public elementary and secondary schools in said Parish?

Early voting is conducted in the Registrar of Voters offices in Gonzales at 828 S Irma Blvd, Rm 205, Donaldsonville at 300 Houmas St., Ste B and Oak Grove Community Center located at 37433 Hwy 42, Prairieville, La.

For more information, voters may call the Registrar of Voters offices at 225-621-5780 (Gonzales) or 225-473-7906 (Donaldsonville) and check their voter's registration, make changes and/or update their registration and find a sample ballot atwww.geauxvote.com

Celebrate Freedom

Celebrate Freedom at Jambalaya Park (1015 Cornerview Street, Gonzales) on Saturday, March 23 from 2 p.m.-7 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.

Highway Safety in Gonzales

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission through their efforts to reduce traffic fatality and serious injury deaths, has awarded the Gonzales Police Department with a Grant which will enable officers to work extra time at protecting the public through additional enforcement of Occupant Protection and Impaired Driving. As always the Gonzales Police Department urges drivers and passengers to buckle up on the roadway, using proper restraints for infants and children. We also will be enforcing the impaired driving through checkpoints and regular patrol. If you drink and drive you are taking a chance with your life as well as others on the roadway. We ask all drivers to be safe and courteous when out on the roads.

EA Rotary/ ACOA Senior Prom

Save the Date! The Rotary Club of East Ascension and Ascension Council on Aging will be presenting its Eleventh Annual Senior Prom on Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the KC Hall, 230 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Tickets will be sold at the Gonzales Sr. Center and the Donaldsonville Sr. Center.

Dancing for A Cause 2019

ALL STAR YEAR. 2019 is our 10th year anniversary. To ensure another successful year at The Arc of East Ascension’s Dancing For A Cause Event. The 2019 committee is asking our community for names of nominees that would love to have an opportunity to dance and raise funds for The Arc of East Ascension. Our event will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Lamar Dixon 4-H Building. Email to Sharonm@eatel.net for more info.

TangerKIDS Grant

TangerKIDS Grant Program, an initiative designed to award grant money to schools within the communities of Tanger Outlet Centers nationwide, has officially opened its call for entries within the Gonzales community. The TangerKIDS Grant Program was designed to satisfy the specific funding needs of local schools – from the implementation of school-wide programs, to rebuilding equipment and academic materials inventories, to supporting athletic or band programs. Each year, more than $200,000 is awarded in individual grants to schools in need. To submit an application for the TangerKIDS Grant Program, please visit: grants.tangeroutlet.com. Deadline: March 15.

Relay for Life

Save the Date! American Cancer Society Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be held March 23, 2019 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. at Cabela's. For more information or to register go to relayforlife.org/ascension or cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

South Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Save the date! The South Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Craft, and Car Show at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales benefitting Dreams Come True of Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information contact Freddye 225-933-9339 or Rodney 225-328-6735.

Harvest Time Food Bank

Harvest Time Food Bank will distribute food on Saturday, March 16 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location Harvest Time Worship Center, 4462 Jenkins Rd, Darrow, La. 70725. For more information call 225-717-3760.

St. Elizabeth Play

The Drama Club of St. Elizabeth School in Paincourtville, La. is proud to announce its next presentation on Saturday, April 13 at the St. Elizabeth Community Center. What is so special is the fact that this year’s play, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Tim Kelly, will be presented for the fourth time. It has been a favorite since 1992, 2002, and 2010 when it was previously presented in the “old gym” at S.E.S. Call 985-369-7402 for more info.

Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet and USCG Safety Checks - The Gonzales Boat Club is sponsoring its annual Blessing of the Fleet on March 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at its clubhouse location on Diversion Canal Road in St. Amant and on the Diversion Canal. Father Jason Palermo of St. Joseph's will bless boats on the land and in the water. The US Coast Guard will also perform safety checks on all boats and present each owner with a safety decal for his vessel. Afterwards everyone is invited to cruise with the club on a prep trip. For more information, please call Frank Coates at 225-276-3666.