On Nov. 12, Walker will feature a regional celebration honoring veterans.
The event, hosted by the Livingston Parish Veterans Association, will include a ceremony, a parade and a family celebration.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Walker High School gym, 12646 Burgess Ave.
Several speakers and the Livingston Parish Adult Community Choir will participate.
At noon, a complimentary meal will be served to veterans, dignitaries, law enforcement and fire personnel in the school cafeteria, city officials said.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. from Walker High, travel east on Burgess Road, Florida Boulevard, North Palmetto Street and return to the school. It will feature veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, marching bands, military units, color guards, bagpipers, classic and antique cars, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, cheerleaders, motorcycles, firefighters, police and emergency personnel and equipment, city officials said.
After the parade, spectators can go to Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13740 Ball Park Road, for a family celebration.
Taste and Craft Fair
The Family Resource Clinic will hold its Third annual Taste Fair & Craft Extravaganza on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs.
The Taste Fair will have two seating times, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The free craft extravaganza will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Clinic in Livingston.
Taste Fair tickets are on sale at The Family Resource Clinic, The Whistle Stop, The Idea Station, Kindred Hearts Antiques, Integrity Insurance, A Big Deal Consignment, The Glass Slipper, Cassie’s Closet and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Advance adult tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. Advance children tickets (ages 12 and under) are $5 and $6 at the door. Children will get to choose food from five booths.
Call (225) 686-1123 or visit avaatFRC@aol.com for information.
Maggie Howes, creator of couponing website and blog “My Baton Rouge Mommy,” presents Couponing 101, a class on the basics of couponing at 6 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 29 at the Albany-Springfield Library branch.
Participants may bring coupons to exchange.
Registration is required by calling (225) 567-1441.
Walker is continuing its efforts to improve sewer service to residents.
Mayor Bobby Font said this month, Tullier Service began work to upgrade the treatment plant’s chemical-free, ultraviolet light disinfection system for wastewater.
The new system will save the community thousands of dollars in electricity and maintenance costs for several years to come, Font said. The cost of the project is $658,000, he said.
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