A wet weather Wednesday prevented me from taking ideal photographs outdoors of Zachary kids at a Unified Sports event in Baton Rouge.

A canceled volleyball game prevented action shots between the Lady Vikings and Lady Knights of Slaughter Charter.

Such is the life of a community news reporter, but one must adapt and persevere.

Speaking of persevering, the Zachary Advocate and Plainsman premiered today with a fresh new look, nice new owners and staff, and we just know you’re going to love it!

In the meantime...

It’s all in the game!

It’s Homecoming Week at Zachary High, and Oct. 9 is Pair Day on campus. Students, find a partner and come dressed as a famous pairing: milk and cookies, Batman and Robin or ... well, you get the idea.

Events continue at 6 p.m. when students can participate in the SGA Scavenger Hunt in the commons area on campus.

Friday events include a 10:30 a.m. pep rally followed by early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. Lineup of club and homeroom floats begins at 2:30 p.m.; the parade rolls at 3 p.m. from ZHS to the Bank of Zachary and returns up Church Street. Pregame ceremonies begin at 6:40 p.m. followed by the ZHS Broncos vs. Plaquemine Green Devils at 7 p.m. in Bronco Stadium, 4200 Bronco Lane.

The homecoming court will be presented and the queen crowned during halftime.

BREC-A-Boo

Frightening fun to be had from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at BREC’s Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 10, Baker. Carnival games, ghostly visitors, a costume contest, haunted house, inflatables and more will keep your goblins and little monsters entertained. For more information, visit brec.org.

Pastalaya and public safety

Pastalaya meets public safety during Pastalaya Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Home Depot, 6600 Main St.

Hosted by the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation and sponsored by John Hendry Insurance, pastalaya meals with bread and dessert prepared by the Zachary Fire Department will be sold for $7 per plate.

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office joins the fun to host a public safety day including events sponsored by EBRSO’s Plains/Zachary Substations, DARE, Lane Regional Medical Center, United Blood Services and the ZFD. Chip the Robot will demonstrate how to detect bombs; children can get fingerprinted or visit a fire department smoke house; and adults can visit the CPR/blood pressure area and blood donation station. Proceeds benefit the LaneRMC Foundation.

Email events to sgill@ theadvocate.com. Deadline is Friday by noon. Contact Stacy Gill at (225)993-0066.