Brusly Mayor Joey Normand on Monday night signed a proclamation setting aside this week as a time to honor the life and career of one of the town’s retired fire chiefs.

The proclamation encourages town residents to spend this week, through Sunday, celebrating Brusly Fire Chief Mike Alleman Week.

Alleman, a husband and father to three sons, has served as a volunteer firefighter for Brusly since 1972. He was promoted to captain in 1989 before being named fire chief in 1999.

Alleman, who retired from the town’s Fire Department in January, also was an active participant in many community activities.

Iberville Community Theatre auditions

The Iberville Community Theatre will hold auditions for its June production of “Aladdin” on Thursday at the main branch of the Iberville Parish Library.

The auditions will start at 5 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

The community theater is looking to cast four males and seven females ages nine to 14.

Those auditioning should come prepared with a two-minute monologue.

A list of characters and rehearsal dates for the production can be found at

I-10 improvements

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Interstate-10 Corridor Improvement Study Project Team will host another public meeting on the west side of the Mississippi River to discuss proposed improvements to the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge.

The proposed improvements include Essen Lane to La. 415 in Port Allen.

The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the project.

The west side meeting, one of three DOTD is hosting in the Baton Rouge region, happens at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Addis Community Center.

The meeting will be in a semi-open house format and include an interactive exercise where the public can submit input on the proposed project.

Representatives of DOTD and the consultant team will be present to answer any questions relative to the feasibility study.

For information, log on to

Knights of Columbus selling fish dinners

The Port Allen Knights of Columbus will start their annual fried fish dinners sales on Friday. The dinners will be sold at the KC Hall, 679 N. Jefferson, for $7 each from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent.

Contact Adrian Genre at (225) 387-9667 for more information.

Annual black history parade

S.O.S. Save Our Sons Inc., a local community outreach group in Port Allen, is asking churches, community groups, social clubs and high school bands to participate in its 14th annual Black History Parade on Sa.

The parade will start at 1 p.m. at William and Lee Park and travel down Louisiana Avenue to Alexander Street. The route then proceeds down California Avenue to 14th Street before returning back to William & Lee Park, where the organization will hold a cookout featuring live music and other family fun.

There is no entry fee. Call (225) 938-7984 for details.

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