What’s Going on Around Town?

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Donaldsonville Chief

Walk with Jesus

The Women of The Greater Mt. Pilgrim B.C. will walk a mile with Jesus on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6 a.m. at the Donaldsonville High School Track Field. Come Walk It Out with Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends come one come all and experience the fun, fellowship and fitness with Christian women.

Fountain of Faith Christian Center hosts Faith Fest

Fountain of Faith Christian Center is hosting a city-wide Faith Fest at the Frank Sotile Pavilion on July 19. The summer event is designed to promote unity and peace within the local community and do it in a fun way on a fun day. This will be day fully packed with community fellowship, fun, free food, music, games, water slides, space walks and more with something for all ages. This event will be free to the public.

Bright Futures camp to honor Whitney Houston

The Bright Futures camp will honor singer Whitney Houston in a production arranged to salute to her musical talents on July 19 at 4 p.m. at the Lemann Center in Donaldsonville.

Crescent Park Fun Run

Donaldsonville High School is hosting a Fun Run on July 26 at 8 a.m. The run will be 2.5 miles and cover Donaldsonville’s Historic District. Participants can walk or run. All runners are asked to start in the first group, and all walkers in the second group. Strollers are welcome, but no bikes, skateboards, roller-skates or motorized vehicles. Sign up for the fun run now through Tuesday, July 22 at DHS’ front office. All t-shirts will be given out the day of the race. Race entry fee is $20. Contact Benny Guilbeaux for more information at 225-257-2900 or

Minister Kerry Williams to host revival

Minister Kerry Williams is hosting a Revival on July 25 at Modeste Park from 7 p.m. Contact Kerry Williams for more information at 225-323-0178.

Greater Mt. Pilgrim B.C. hosts Women Day Program

The Greater Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church invites you to share in the celebration of its Annual Women Day Program Sunday, July 20, 2014, during the 7 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Mary Moss, pastor of St. Alma Baptist Church of Lakeland, Louisiana will be the guest speaker.

The theme is “Excellent Women Breaking the Chains” and the scripture is Psalms 107:14- He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands apart.

Come out and be blessed as you help us to lift of the name of Jesus in Word, song and prayer.

Buena Vista Baptist Church to host Youth Revival

10633 Highway 18, St. James (Lemannville), La. is hosting its Annual Youth Revival

Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18,2014 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest Evangelist is Rev. McCullen Williams, Pastor of the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Labadieville, LA.

Pastor Joseph Coleman, Sr. and the Buena Vista Family invite the public to attend.

Back to School Symposium

"Back to School Symposium" at Donaldsonville High on Friday, August 1 at 6 p.m.   Joseph "Mr. Gabe" Sonnier will be the motivational speaker. Mr. Gabe worked as a janitor for 27 years at Port Barre Elementary School in Port Barre, Louisiana and is now the Principal of Port Barre Elementary School.

Second Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church presents  “THE 2014 SPIRITUAL AWAKENING”

The church needs a spiritual awakening in order to effectively do the will of God. Come awaken your spirit and get the tools needed to successfully do the will. 

During this dynamic three nights of Revival, July 16 thru July 18 we will have some powerful prayer, praise and singing.   Starting promptly at 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. we will have intercessory prayer, 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. a teaching nugget from one of our own Ministers of the Gospel and at 7 p.m. preaching by our own, Pastor James Davis Sr.  

You don’t want to miss this.  We invite you to come out and bring a friend to this spiritual awakening revival.   If for whatever reason you cannot partake in this blessed revival we ask that you keep us in your prayers.


July 21

Nutrition Education

LSU Ag Center

Lisa Weber

Donaldsonville 11 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

July 22

Birthday Party

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.

Bridge – Gonzales 1:00 p.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap- Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

July 23

Bingo Sponsor

Cardinal Hospice

H. Wendt – Donaldsonville 10:00 a.m.

Etta Brown

Gospel Music

10:00 a.m.


Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

July 24

Cookie Bake


Gonzales 10:00 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m.

July 25

Gospel Music

Etta Brown

Donaldsonville 10:00 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.




9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Crafts and Food Fest

Mt. Triumph Baptist Church is hosting a Crafts and Food Fest featuring the Soul Train Riders Motorbike Club with the theme of, “Blessing of the Bikes” on August 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Hwy. 1 and Oak Street in Donaldsonville. Bike riders will meet at the foot of the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville at 9:15 a.m. Kickstands will be up at 9:30 a.m. to depart to the church. To purchase a booth please contact Bobbie Harvey Henry at 225-246-5243, Darlene Joseph at 225-323-0134, or Carzette Parker-Poche at 225-717-1318.

Free Small Business Consulting at Library

Ascension Parish Library offers free small business consulting on the second Wednesday of each month at the library in Donaldsonville located at 500 Mississippi Street.  Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive a private, two-hour consultation designed to provide professional help in areas of financing, marketing, and accounting.     

This service is provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University – Baton Rouge and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All services are free and confidential.  To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.

Flu Shots Available at Ascension Parish Health Unit in Gonzales

GONZALES – The Ascension Parish Health Unit in Gonzales is offering flu mist treatments and flu vaccines every weekday, except Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for a cost of $10. There is no fee for residents with Louisiana Medicaid or Medicare. 

The Ascension Parish Health Unit in Gonzales is located at 1024 East Ascension Complex Blvd. For more information call 225-644-4582.

For a complete list of services offered at the health unit, visit

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