The Jackson Living History Association invites everyone to its 24th annual Battle of Jackson Crossroads Civil War Reenactment on April 25-26 in Jackson, less than one mile north of Dixon Correctional Institute, 5568 La. 68.
Re-enactments, campsites and Sutlers Row will be held in the fields on La. 68 not far from the original battle site.
This year’s event will attract soldiers and cannons from the southeast region of the United States.
Gates open at 9 a.m. April 25 and at noon April 26. The main battle both days will begin at 2 p.m.
Spectators are encouraged to come early to visit 1860-era campsites and Sutlers Row, featuring period military clothing and specialty items, as well as souvenirs for sale.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens 62 and older, $3 for youth 7 and up, and children under 6 are admitted free.
Plant sale and swap set
The Jackson Tourist Enhancement Committee is hosting a plant sale and swap from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 in Jackson next to the Feliciana Veterans Memorial site on La. 10.
JTEC needs bulbs, cuttings, plants, saplings or trees from residents cleaning out and trimming their flowerbeds for planting at the site.
“We need anything that grows,” said Audrey Faciane, of the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce. “Please think of us and donate to our plant sale.”
Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber, 1752 High St., Jackson. For donation pickups or information, call Faciane at (225) 719-0356 or Cynthia Beauvais at (225) 721-1514.
In addition to the plant sale, food, music and items for gardeners will be featured. All proceeds will go toward repainting the mural on the side of the NAPA building.
Additionally, JTEC is selling engraved bricks for the pathway leading up to the memorial. Anyone with relatives serving in the military or who have served is invited to purchase a brick to be engraved with your relative’s name. Bricks are $35 each and will be sold at the plant swap or by calling the Chamber at (225) 634-7155.
The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most activities start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.
Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish for medical appointments are provided Monday through Friday.
For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862. Activities include:
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class
MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class
TUESDAY: 11 a.m., games
WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo followed by a visit from St. Francisville Country Manor for exercises
APRIL 23: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks
APRIL 24: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class
Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at email@example.com by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.