Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

McDonald’s Pharmacy in Jackson is celebrating its 70th anniversary by hosting customer appreciation events beginning Friday and lasting until July 31, when giveaways, hot dogs, cold drinks and balloons will be featured from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The pharmacy is located at 1701 Charter St.

Centenary summer games

Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson will host its inaugural Summer Games event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Youth and families are invited to participate in various 1800s children’s games and join in a number of different contests, such as watermelon seed spitting, sack races, wheelbarrow races and three-legged races.

Everyone is invited to stay and picnic on the park grounds following the activities.

For information, call (225) 634-7925.

Students to pitch projects

Through a partnership between the Leadership North Alumni Association Inc. and Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University, the entities have been working to develop the region’s next generation of business owners and community leaders through their Student Entrepreneur Program.

The pilot StEP program invited students in Baker, Central, Zachary, East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes and entering grades nine through 12 in the 2015-2016 school year to participate.

Three Zachary teens and one from Slaughter responded to the invitation by attending three half-day sessions in June led by business development executives at Southern. They learned how to create, build and grow a successful business.

LNAA President Carla Sebile said the teens, ages 13-16, have had a few weeks to prepare a presentation of their business, product, program and future career path and will participate in a “pitch” competition scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Southern University’s Small Business Development Center in Baton Rouge.

Cash awards will be given to all participants, with a larger cash award presented to the overall winner.

A panel of two to three business leaders, who have not met the students, will judge the presentations.

Sebile says though the pitches will be closed to the public, once the winner has been declared, more information will be released about the students and their projects.

Church revival planned

Fairview Baptist Church, 5375 Greenbriar Road, Ethel, pastored by the Rev. Yoyo Hill, will host its annual revival July 22-24.

Intercessory prayer begins at 7:15 p.m. each night followed by the start of the revival at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

The Rev. Lee Allen Pounds, of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood and St. Helena Baptist Church in Greensburg, will be the guest evangelist.

Activities, transit offered

The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging’s Public Transit service is not just for seniors.

During July, the Council on Aging urges residents to “Try Transit” for rides to work, medical appointments or visits with friends.

“We’re trying to get the word out that the transportation services we provide are not only for the elderly but for public transportation, as well,” Council on Aging Executive Director Brenda Gardner said.

To schedule your ride, call (225) 683-9862 or (225) 683-9808.

Located at 11102 Bank St., Clinton, the Council on Aging is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and hosts activities. Lunch is served for seniors at noon.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m. games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m. bingo

JULY 23: 11:30 a.m. devotional followed by blood pressure checks

JULY 24: 11 a.m. exercise class

Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.