Area children can leave a message for Santa thanks to Eatel Corp.’s Holiday Hotline.

Even Santa knows that technology makes his trip around the world easier and faster. When Santa’s not listening to his favorite Christmas carols on Spotify, using his GPS to map his route or checking current weather conditions from his iPad, he’s listening to his voice mail messages to make sure he doesn’t miss a single wish list, a news release from Eatel said.

Children can call the free Holiday Hotline at (225) 621-4646, a direct line to the North Pole, and leave their Christmas wish list on Santa’s private voice mail.

The Holiday Hotline will be open until Christmas Eve.

Club to install officers

The Ascension Republican Women’s Christmas and installation luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

June Williams, president of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women, will install the ARW 2015 officers.

Cost for the lunch is $18. The event is open to the public and guests are welcome.

Reservations are required. RSVP by calling (225) 644-5728 or emailing

Call for caroling

Donaldsonville residents are invited to take part in a Christmas caroling program from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the old Lowery Middle School on Martin Luther King Drive in Donaldsonville.

Answering the Call, a newly formed community service organization, is asking residents to wear their Santa hats for the program.

Children’s gifts will be accepted and distributed during the caroling.

Parade entries sought

Plans are underway for Donaldsonville’s Christmas Parade on Dec. 20.

To register an entry, call Murray Walker at (225) 323-3134.

Party set for seniors

The annual Gonzales Senior Citizen Christmas party will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gonzales Civic Center.

Area seniors are invited for a holiday luncheon.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, ascension@ or Deadline: Noon Monday.