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Stacy Gill

It’s sweet potato time again, and the East Feliciana Parish 4-H Club is now accepting orders for 40-pound boxes of baking-sized, kiln-dried, Louisiana-grown sweet potatoes. The cost is $25 per box.

The deadline to order sweet potatoes is Oct. 23. All orders require payment in advance by check or money order made in person at the 4-H office, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton, or by mail.

If ordering by mail, send form indicating total number of boxes, total payment amount, check or money order, and be sure to include name, phone number, alternate phone number, email address and mailing address.

No cash will be accepted. Checks and money orders must be made payable to East Feliciana 4-H Foundation.

No 4-H members can accept payments.

The sweet potato fundraiser benefits the East Feliciana 4-H Foundation, with funds going toward incentives and awards, to help offset transportation costs for 4-H events, to purchase equipment, to fund a local scholarship, and for educational materials for 4-H Club projects and activities.

Sweet potato orders can be picked up Nov. 17 and 18 at the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information, call the 4-H office at (225) 683-3101.

Artist exhibits work in October

The East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court’s Office is featuring Virgie Ford, of Wilson, as its Artist of the Month through October.

Ford’s paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic mediums depict local, historic scenes such as the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse, Silliman Institute and area churches.

Ford also paints rural scenes that include cows and chickens; florals; and wildlife.

All of her paintings are for sale and will remain up and available through Oct. 30. Drop by the East Feliciana Clerk of Court’s Office, 12305 St. Helena St., Clinton, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call (225) 683-5145.

Council on Aging events

The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Most activities for seniors start at 11 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

East Feliciana Public Transit offers transportation Monday through Friday to East Baton Rouge Parish for the elderly.

Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 for information.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m. games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m. bingo

OCT. 22: Closed for health fair in Gonzales

OCT. 23: 11 a.m. exercise class

Volunteers needed for festival

Silliman Institute’s annual Fall Festival is slated for Oct. 29 on H.L. Polk Field from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Parents are asked to send two bags of candy per child to school by Oct. 26 which will allow the school to keep down costs and raise more funds for classroom needs.

The annual Fall Festival is a Silliman tradition that has provided a safe family environment for generations. This event is fun for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as their families. It will feature carnival booths, games, Wildcat “Wingo” and food, as well as many other activities for all ages.

Tickets are 50 cents each or $10 for 25 tickets. Five free tickets will be included if purchased prior to festival night. To purchase, visit Silliman Elementary School, the school library or business office.

Many teachers and staff members provide booths or concessions. All profits from each teacher or staff booth go directly to that person’s classrooms or organization’s account.

Volunteers are needed. Parents, teachers, staff and students are encouraged to help carry on this Silliman tradition by participating.

School officials urge parents to check with their child’s teacher to see where help is needed the most.

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