Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

“Looks like another definite postponement of this repair until next week,” because of weather, Jim Ferguson, director of public works for West Feliciana Parish, said about work on the North Lake Rosemound bridge over Beaver Creek.

The North Lake Rosemound bridge over Beaver Creek was to close March 2-6 but rain postponed that until March 9-13 and now March 16-20, Ferguson said.

Repair work is expected 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ferguson said the Lake Rosemound Homeowners Association has been notified and signs have been posted at each end of the bridge.

First responders, bus drivers and service providers can call Ferguson at (225) 635-3864 or email to discuss alternate plans.

Civil War display

Rosedown State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, presents “A Civil War Display” throughout March, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A display featuring the Civil War in Louisiana will be in the gift shop conference room the entire month to coincide with the annual Siege of Port Hudson re-enactment March 28-29 at Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, Zachary.

For information, call (225) 635-3110.

Easter egg hunt planned

Rosedown State Historic Site will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Easter was an important holiday at Rosedown in the 1800s, according to site staff.

On Saturday, children will participate in an old-fashioned egg hunt on the grounds of the plantation. Following the hunt, youth are invited to play 19th-century games. Prizes will be awarded to the children who find the special Rosedown eggs.

Call Rosedown at (225) 635-3110 for information.

Dead of Locust Grove

A visit to Locust Grove State Historic Site in West Feliciana Parish shows the small family cemetery typical of most plantations. Several generations of family are buried there.

With 27 plots, the small site at Locust Grove is all that remains of what was once Locust Grove Plantation, owned by the family of Jefferson Davis’ sister, Anna E. Davis Smith.

In summer 1835, the future Confederate president brought Sarah Knox Taylor Davis, his wife of three months, to the plantation for a visit. Both contracted malaria, and Davis, the daughter of Gen. Zachary Taylor, died at the age of 21. Her grave is among the other Davis family members.

The cemetery is 41/2 miles northeast of St. Francisville, 1 mile north of La. 10 and west of U.S. 61.

The Dead of Locust Grove will be presented from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A short class on gravestone rendering is part of the presentation.

For information, call Locust Grove at (225) 635-3739.

Movie night at the library

The West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville, presents Movie Night from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Tweens and teens are invited to watch “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”

The YA Cafe Book Club for teens and tweens meets 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 16 and March 30 to discuss “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury.

For more, visit or call (225) 635-3364.

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