This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Walker Police Department’s annual “From Our Uniform to Yours” school uniform drive.

To celebrate the anniversary, Walker police will be accepting uniforms and donations through the end of June.

Uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and other uniform pieces can be dropped off at collection barrels at Walker Baptist Church, Carter’s Supermarket in Walker, Walgreens, Stine’s, Quick & Handy Cleaners in Walker, Wholly Ground and the Walker Winn Dixie.

Uniforms, monetary donations and uniform vendor gift cards may be dropped off at the Walker Police Department, 13179 Burgess Ave. Monetary donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 988, Walker, LA 70785. Cash should not be sent by mail, organizers said.

Uniforms will be distributed on July 25.

Redneck Regatta

The Tickfaw River Redneck Regatta homemade boat race will start with a boat show at 10 a.m. Saturday at the public boat launch on La. 22 by Boopalu’s.

Races begin at 1 p.m. The categories are cardboard and duct tape, pirogue or canoe and anything goes, organizers said.

No commercial boats will be allowed, and all boats must be self-propelled, organizers said.

A pirate costume contest will start at 3 p.m. Admission, boat entry and the contest are free. Entertainment will be provided.

Call (225) 907-7270.

Summer reading

Summer reading for children started May 28 and will run through July 31.

Babies through age 11 can learn all about the wonders of science through experiments, entertainment, puppetry, music, and more, organizers said.

Children can sign up for summer reading by registering at the Youth Services desk of any of our five library branches and receive a book log along with prizes just for signing up, or, they can register online at reading by selecting Kids.

Once registered, users can log books and complete the program.

Once the program is completed by reading and attending library programs, children will earn a completion certificate, a McDonald’s snack, Sonic ice cream, and more. They will also be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle or a gift card, sponsored by the Friends of the Livingston Library System at the end of the summer.

These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts; Office of Cultural Development; Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Teen reading

Summer reading for teens will go through July 31 for youths ages 12-18. To register, visit reading and select Teens. Once registered, users can write book reviews and complete the program online.

To complete the summer reading program, participants are asked to write three book reviews or attend three library programs.

Teens who complete the program by reading books, writing book reviews, and attending library events will receive a Raising Cane’s snack, Sonic ice cream, and a chance to win more prizes such as an eReader or a gift card. Drawing prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Livingston Library System.

Adult reading

Registration for the summer reading events for adults had started. Participants can sign up at by selecting Adults.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; and by email at