This year, the annual Pride of the Parish Middle School Soccer Tournament will include Southside Junior High, Live Oak Middle School and the Livingston Parish Express. To commemorate the event’s growth, middle school students in Livingston Parish are invited to create and submit a tournament logo in the first Tournament Logo Contest. The participant submitting the winning logo will receive a certificate and a $50 Raising Cane’s gift card, and will be honored during the tournament’s championship games. The winning logo will be used in all tournament publicity as well as other merchandise. All entries must be submitted as a JPEG or PDF file, 5-by-5 inches @ 300 dpi, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 15. Call (225) 955-9149 with questions.
Small Business Saturday
The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will partner again this year with American Express as a neighborhood champion for Small Business Saturday. Neighborhood champions encourage small businesses to participate and inspire their communities to shop small in support of locally owned businesses. Small Business Saturday will be Nov. 29.
Participating business are provided with resources and support to help them plan for the event. Interested businesses can contact the chamber at (225) 665-8155. Visit http://cm.livingstonparishchamber.org/events/details/small-business-saturday- november-2014-2825 for details and qualifications.
Support veteran Horner
A communitywide supply drive will run through Thursday to support Live Oak High graduate and 16-year USMC veteran Travis Horner as his unit is again deployed. Drop-off locations are the Watson Library, the Glass Slipper, Oak Point Market and Children’s Edition. Toiletries and first aid supplies are the biggest needs, organizers said. Baby wipes, Simply Saline, vitamin C powder, toothpaste, Dove soap, ibuprofen/Advil and Neosporin also are needed. Other basic wants and needs include Community Coffee, creamer, sugar and snacks. Individual, travel and smaller sizes are preferred for shipping. Tax-deductible monetary donations may be made payable to Blue Star Mothers of LA, Chapter 1. Care packing days are open to volunteers and civic groups looking to earn service hours.
Pastalaya in Killian
Killian residents are invited to Killian Town Hall on Thursday for a community get-together. Pastalaya will be served. Officials will be present to answer questions about the sales tax vote in November. Officials are asking residents to vote for a half-cent sales tax. For information, call Killian Town Hall at (225) 695-6785.
TARC Shootout Challenge
The sixth annual Theta XI Scramble and $100,000 Shootout Challenge for TARC will be Friday at Carter Plantation in Springfield. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorships include title sponsor, $5000, shootout sponsor, $2500, cart sponsor, $1000, beverage cart sponsor, $750; putting contest sponsor, $500; on the green sponsor, $200; hole sponsor, $100; and gift/in-kind sponsor. For a form or information, call Jenni O’Neil or Charlotte Lyons at (985) 277-1112.
The Family Resource Clinic will hold its fifth annual Taste Fair and Silent Auction Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and two seating times are available: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Those attending must have a ticket to enter the taste fair. Take-out boxes are available for $1. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. The cost is $5 for children 12 and younger, booths of their choice ($6 at the door.) Tickets can be purchased at Immaculate Conception Church, Wholly Ground, Kindred Hearts Antiques, Country Home, the Glass Slipper, Serendipity or by calling Family Resource Clinic at (225) 686-1123.
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