Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

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 is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana transit system.

For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., Southeast Louisiana legal services


WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

MARCH 26: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

MARCH 27: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

Food barrel pickup

Slaughter businesses, organizations or schools that have a Pack the Pantry food barrel are urged to contact the Zachary Food Pantry to confirm its location.

The Zachary Food Pantry is attempting to locate each barrel in an effort to maintain accurate records and coordinate pickups.

Hunger is a year-round issue, and the food barrels provide a vital resource to those in need throughout the Slaughter and Zachary communities, Reggie Dykes, Zachary Food Pantry director, said.

Call Vince Giaccone at (225) 301-6607 or email the businesses or organization’s address the barrel is located, as well as contact information, to

Parish 2 Parish luncheon

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is partnering with the East and West Feliciana Chambers of Commerce for a Parish 2 Parish networking luncheon March 25 at Hemingbough, 10500 Beach Road West, St. Francisville.

Businesses, chamber representatives and parish leaders will be present to provide updates from the parishes and communities.

Registration is 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and includes a self-guided tour of Hemingbough. The program and luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 per person.

Pre-register by emailing or by faxing number of attendees and names, contact information, credit card and billing information to (225) 346-1029.

Clinton Town Hall meeting

The East Feliciana Parish Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla invites you to a community meeting at 6 p.m. March 26 at Clinton Town Hall, 11209 Bank St. (use rear entry).

The purpose of the meeting is for parents and youth to ask questions and get answers from drug council members, medical professionals and law enforcement.

Learn about what officials are doing to fight the war on drugs in East Feliciana Parish.

For information, call Maurene Selders, community liaison, at (225) 683-7020 or email

Crosby Youth Camp 5K

Registration is underway for the Crosby Baptist Church 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk set for March 28 race in Crosby, Mississippi.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s Youth Camp fund.

Residents of East and West Feliciana communities are invited to participate.

The race promises safe and fun routes with prize drawings, grand prizes for first place male and female.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. followed by the race at 8 a.m., which leaves from Crosby Baptist Church, 115 Church St.

To participate, registration fees are: 5K single, $20 per person; 5K family (three or more people), $50 per family; 1-mile fun run, $10 per person; and family rate for both races, $75 per family.

To register early, mail name, gender, age, address, phone and/or email with fee to: Crosby Baptist Church, Karen Hollowell, 115 Church St., Crosby, MS 39633.

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