Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

National Tartan Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in St. Francisville.

Daniel Turnbull, original owner of Rosedown Plantation, was of Scottish descent through his father, John Turnbull, of Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

For National Tartan Day, Rosedown will fly the Turnbull clan flag and decorate the house with the Turnbull tartan. Samples of haggis, a Scottish delicacy, will be offered on the back porch of the Main House.

For information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

Student Entrepreneur Program

The Leadership North Alumni Association and Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University have partnered to develop a summer Student Entrepreneur Program, called StEP, which is for students who have an idea or product they believe will be successful in the marketplace — no matter where they might be in the development process.

The program will teach students how to create, build and grow a successful business. The program will conclude with a business pitch competition in which the winner or winners will receive additional support in bringing their business to market.

StEP will be free for students chosen to participate, and spaces are available for youth who reside in East Baton Rouge Parish in the communities of Baker, Central and Zachary as well as in East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes.

Students entering grades nine through 12 in 2015-16 are eligible and should complete and submit a StEP application by Monday.

Sessions led by business development experts will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6, 13 and 20 at the SBDC on Southern’s campus, 616 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge. Applications are available at area libraries, Chamber of Commerce and school offices or by emailing

Relay for Life planned

The West Feliciana Parish Relay for Life event is from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at West Feliciana High School’s football field, 8604 U.S. 61, St. Francisville.

Cancer survivors, those with cancer, relatives of those who have died from cancer as well as caregivers and friends are invited to walk in honor of or in memory of loved ones or friends.

Survivor registration starts at 5 p.m., with each survivor receiving a free T-shirt and complimentary meal. All participants who raise $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt.

Activities, food, games and music will be featured. A luminaries ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. to honor those affected by cancer.

This event is free, and everyone is invited to attend.

As of March 30, a total of 10 teams and 76 participants have raised $12,772.56. The Bank of St. Francisville, KPAQ Industries and the Knights of Columbus are the top three fundraising teams.

To join a team, sign up online at Registration is free.

Contact Angela Nantamu at (225) 767-4563 or email for information.

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