The Ascension Veterans Memorial Park’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Monday in the park on Irma Boulevard in Gonzales.

There will be refreshments provided after the ceremony.

Purina adoption event set

Tractor Supply Company, 414 W. La. 30, Gonzales, is hosting a pet event May 30 to encourage adoptions and support local animal groups.

The event is part of Purina Days, set from May 27 to May 31.

All Purina Days events are open to the public and their pets. Along with all the products to care for a variety of pets and animals, Tractor Supply will have free adoption kits on hand throughout Purina Days for the first 10 customers who adopt a pet or animal from a local shelter or rescue. During the event, the store will host Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Raising a pet or animal can be great fun, but it’s a big responsibility, too,” said Jeremy Smith, manager of the Gonzales Tractor Supply store. “We want pet owners to have all the tools they need to make their home pet ready from day one.”

Call Gonzales Tractor Supply store at (225) 644-3900 for details about Purina Days.

Bible school dates soon

May 31 is the last day children can register for River Community Church’s Vacation Bible School.

Area children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in a vacation Bible school that will take them back in time to a marketplace in 29 A.D.

During the week of June 8 to 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, children will be part of a tribe in Judea and experience stories from the Bible.

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

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

Police chief gives talk

Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1420 S. Darla Ave., will host a talk by Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson at 6 p.m. June 5.

The public is invited to attend.

For information,visit

Men’s health luncheon set

Registration is underway for St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Power Forward Men’s Health Luncheon set for June 11 at Parc 73, Prairieville.

Cajun Humorist Ken Gonsoulin and Dr. Brian Lindenmayer will speak.

Call (225) 621-2906 to register.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215, (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 388-0371; email, ascension@the or Deadline: noon Monday.