ZACHARY — East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies who work out of the Zachary/Plains substation will hold a community event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zachary Youth Park, 1650 Mount Pleasant Road.

Free activities for visitors, including face painting, police dog demonstrations, a kids identification station, a DARE car contest and displays of Sheriff’s Office equipment are planned.

Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 4

ZACHARY — The public is invited to attend the annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 4200 Main St., Mayor David Amrhein said.

This year’s theme is “Community Caring Together.”

Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person.

A full buffet breakfast, prepared by the Zachary Fire Department, will begin at 7 a.m., with musical entertainment by the Zachary High School Bronco Beat Choir.

The 7:30 a.m. program will include Bible readings from students at Northwestern Middle and Copper Mill Elementary, prayers offered by clergy members at First Baptist Church of Zachary, New Pilgrim Baptist Church and St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, and solo performances from gospel singer Randy Knaps.

Reed Dickens, chief executive officer of Marucci Sports, will be the keynote speaker.

Young Cemetery Association to meet

ZACHARY — The Young Family Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at Plains Presbyterian Church.

Anyone having an item for the agenda is asked to notify Jack Burk at (225) 933-1141 before the meeting.

The agenda, president’s letter and rules for the use of headstones have been posted to the association’s website, http://www.youngfamilycemetery.com.

Meeting scheduled on wastewater plant

East Baton Rouge City-Parish staff are hosting a meeting next week to inform residents about a potential buyout program for homeowners near the North Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BREC Mills Avenue Facility, 424 Woodpecker St.

The city-parish is proposing a project to create a buffer zone around the plant, and intends to purchase homes around the plant to move forward with the project, according to a city-parish news release.

Once completed, the work around the plant should help control odors and enhance the beautification of the area, the news release says.

Deputies probing homicide, house fire

HAMMOND — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the state Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a killing and possible arson at a Hammond residence.

The body of Charles Anthony Ockman, 62, was found about 5 p.m. Monday at 45158 N. Baptist Road with his hands bound behind his back, the Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, sheriff’s deputies said. The investigation was being treated as a homicide coupled with a possible arson, deputies said.

Anyone with information that would be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 552-5245.