Hope Youth Development is hosting Hope Bike-a-Thon on Saturday at Tee Joe Gonzales Park on Orice Roth Road in Gonzales.
Organizer Mark Peters said the ride is being dedicated in memory of Daylon and Sarai Lanus, who were killed last month when an SUV ran off the road and struck them as they were fishing along Bluff Road.
Peters said those taking part in the ride can sign a helmet that will be presented to the children’s parents.
Children and adults can ride for a $2 donation.
The first 20 to sign up will receive a free bicycle helmet.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and the ride starts at 8:45 a.m. at the park and ends at Jambalaya Park.
Call Mark Peters at (225) 647-3927 for more information.
Targeting teen crime
Donaldsonville teens are invited to take part in a summit July 24 at the Lemann Memorial Center.
The River Road African American Museum is hosting the event, planned “as the catalyst in a series of teen summits that will bring a variety of youth crime prevention activities and programs to the community,” a news release said.
Part one of the summit is being organized by community leaders, parents, elected officials and representatives from the music industry who are concerned about the rise in violence and use of synthetic drugs in Donaldsonville and the surrounding communities, the release said.
Teens attending the first summit will have a hand in planning additional meetings.
The summit is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 100 Clay St.
For information, call Ajia Mitchell at (225) 473-3898; Councilman Oliver Joseph at (225) 348-0245; or the museum at (225) 474-5553.
Road closure in Prairieville
Marseille Boulevard in Prairieville will be closed to through traffic at its intersection with La. 42 starting at 7 a.m. Monday so crews can install sewer pipe, parish officials said.
Officials with Wharton-Smith Inc. said the boulevard will reopen at 7 a.m. July 24.
The work will not impede traffic flow on La. 42, a news release said.
Marseille Boulevard may be accessed from the east by Bordeaux Street or from the south by La Rochelle Road.
Uniform distributions set
Volunteer Ascension has set the dates for its annual school uniform drive distributions in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.
Parents with children attending east bank schools can pick up uniforms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30 at Gonzales Primary School’s cafeteria, and uniforms will be available for west side parents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at Donaldsonville High School.
Parents are reminded to bring identification and a food stamp printout that includes the parent’s and child’s Social Security numbers and dates of birth, or Social Security cards and proof of income.
Class of 1984 plans reunion
St. Amant High School’s class of 1984 will hold its 30-year reunion Aug. 23 at Parc 73 Reception Center in Prairieville.
The reunion starts at 7 p.m. Former classmates are encouraged to register by July 23. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for future leaders
Registration is underway for the next Leadership Ascension class.
Leadership Ascension, a program sponsored by the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, is designed to assist in preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government, business and community affairs.
To apply for the program, visit ascensionchamber.com.