It’s not too late to donate school uniforms to Volunteer Ascension’s school uniform drive.

Uniforms will be distributed to children in Ascension Parish public schools.

Donate new or used uniforms at:

Dutch’s Cleaners, 929 N. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

LeJeune’s Cleaners, 1434 N. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

Kean’s, 17188 U.S. 61, Prairieville.

Kean’s, 311 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, LA

Kean’s, 14505 La. 44, Suite 104, Gonzales.

The Uniform Post, 1809 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

SAC’S Western Store, 125 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

Style for school

The sixth annual Back 2 School ‘n’ Style program for children ages 5-15 is Aug. 10 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Anointed Hands Salons and More and other area businesses are sponsoring free shampoo and hair styles for girls and hair cuts for boys.

Health screenings and information will also be offered. Registration starts at noon and the program ends at 5 p.m.

CASA volunteers sought

Child Advocacy Services is looking for volunteers for its Court Appointed Special Advocate programs in St. James and Ascension parishes.

The program needs volunteers to assist 25 children in Ascension and St. James parishes, a news release said.

The CASA volunteers serve as voices for abused and neglected children in the foster care and court system.

CASA training is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 18, at 1026 E. Worthy Road, Suite C, Gonzales.

Documents are required to start the training process, so advanced registration is required.

Call Krisy McAdams at (225) 647-2005 or email to to sign up for the training.


Hit the recycling road

The Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville.

Ascension Parish residents can drop off recyclable items.

For more information, contact Don Hysell, environmental manager with Ascension Parish, at (225) 450-1308, or visit

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.

Editor’s note: This story was changed on Aug. 1 to correct the date of the Back 2 School ‘n’ Style event. The event will be held Aug. 10 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.