Ascension Parish government offices will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Military, service people can receive discount

Cabela’s stores nationwide will honor the contributions of people who serve by offering employee pricing to all veterans, active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire personnel and EMS personnel 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 the company 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, reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel can present their service identification upon checkout to receive employee discount on most items in the store. Some restrictions apply.

Call (225) 743-3400. Cabela’s is at 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales.

Girl Scouts hold math, reading program

Registration is underway for Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 10040’s back-to-school reading and math enrichment program.

The free program, for students entering kindergarten through third grade, is offered to 15 students, a news release from the troop said.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 21-25 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 17450 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville.

To register, call (225) 931-0304 or (225) 200-0020. Registration ends July 6.

The program is a Silver Award project of Girl Scouts Louisiana East Cadette Troop 10040.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952; or email, ascension@ theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.