Cabela’s stores nationwide will honor the contributions of people who serve by offering employee pricing to all veterans, active duty military and reserve personnel, law enforcement, fire personnel and EMS personnel from Thursday through Sunday.

The Hometown Heroes event will recognize the service and sacrifice of those who protect and serve our country and communities every day, a news release from Cabela’s said.

“Cabela’s values the contributions of our nation’s military and service personnel,” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said. “Making them honorary employees, and extending our employee discount to them, is our way of saying thank you for keeping us safe.”

To participate in the Hometown Heroes event, veterans, active duty military, reserve, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel should present their service ID upon checkout to receive the employee discount. Some restrictions apply.

For information, call (225) 743-4300. Cabela’s is at 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales.

Plant sale rescheduled

Rain forced the rescheduling of the Gonzales Garden Club’s plant sale.

A variety of plants will be on sale next to the Gonzales City Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Aid for tornado victims

Oak Grove Primary and Lake Elementary schools collected $1,200 to purchase Blue Runner beans for tornado victims in Mississippi.

School personnel dropped off other items that will benefit tornado victims.

Zapp’s Potato Chips donated 12 pallets of chips.

Sandy and Lester Duplessis are collecting more items to fill up their truck that is heading to the area later this week.

To donate, call Sandy Duplessis at (225) 571-0901 or Blue Runner at (225) 647-3016, ext. 210.

Vacation Bible school set

River Community Church is inviting area children in first through fifth grade to participate in a vacation Bible school on June 2-6.

The program will take children back in time to a marketplace in 29 A.D.

During the classes, which will be from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day, children will be part of a tribe in Judea and experience stories from the Bible.

The deadline for registering is May 26, and space is limited.

Registration information is available online at river and in the church office at 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville.

For more information, call Chris Shipley at (318) 416-3768 or email

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