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Stacy Gill

The Economic Development Board meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Town Hall, 11936 Ferdinand St.

The St. Francisville Chamber’s board of directors meets at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Road.

The Louisiana Gift Basket Company will host a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Aug. 22, 5645 Commerce St.

Calling area teens

The West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville is recruiting middle and high school students to be on the next Teen Library Council.

The TLC assists in planning programs, providing information on teen interests and performing community service.

Applications for area teens who wish to return as members or join will be accepted through Aug. 28. Completion of the application does not guarantee membership, which depends on the number of participants.

Adults with leadership skills interested in directing Teen Library Council activities in the coming year are encouraged to call Library Director Glenna Clark Fallin at (225) 635-3364 or visit

Do you know your district?

Redistricting has been completed, and West Feliciana Parish government has posted two detailed maps of the 2015 council districts and polling districts.

On one map, districts are shaded and voting precincts outlined, and on the other map, council districts are outlined and voting precincts shaded. An index of polling locations is included.

To view the maps, visit

Polos and Pearls planned

The St. Francisville Main Street Merchants Association will host Polos and Pearls from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 22. The evening pairs shops with restaurants, local artisans and musicians.

Stroll through downtown St. Francisville or hop on the trolley for featured stops along Commerce, Ferdinand and Royal streets. Each retail outlet will be offering special deals.

Polos and Pearls will showcase a sampling of just about everything the St. Francisville area has to offer, Tourism Director Laurie Walsh said.

Restaurants serving soul food, ethnic dishes and gourmet cuisine will be offering samples so shoppers can nibble while they browse rustic birdhouses, copper metalworks, fine art, handcrafted jewelry, paintings, prints and photography from area artisans.

The West Feliciana Library, Historical Museum and St. Francisville Town Hall will host special exhibits, while musicians will be performing genres of music from blues to banjo-picking.

Shoppers can pick up a card at any store, have it stamped at seven different locations, and when complete, drop by The St. Francisville Inn to pick up a free “Love St. Francisville” T-shirt.

For information, call (800) 789-4221 or (225) 635-4224, email or visit

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