West Baton Rouge Parish officials set aside a day to celebrate loved ones with the inaugural Family Day in the Park at 1 p.m. May 30 at Williams and Lee Park in Port Allen.

The event, scheduled to last until 6 p.m., will feature games, an inflatable, horseback rides, use of the park’s community pool, a band and DJs providing music.

Family Day in the Park is organized by West Baton Rouge Parish Council members Charlene Gordon, Barry Hugghins and Ricky Loupe, along with community members.

“This event is a way to bring the community together and have families enjoy a day of relaxed fun together,” Gordon said in a news release.

The event is free. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, food (grilling is encouraged) and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Games available that day will include volleyball, board games, baseball and more.

Committee preps for exhibit

The Treasures of Pointe Coupee Exhibit steering committee is prepping for its sixth annual art extravaganza, opening May 29 at the Poydras Center in New Roads.

This year organizers will welcome 29 new artists among the 96 others who will exhibit artwork in the event, which runs two weekends: May 29-31 and June 5-7.

Workshops are planned for both Saturdays, with morning sessions focused on children and the afternoon sessions for adults. All the workshops will be held in the Arts Council’s annex room at the Poydras Center.

Registration is now open for those workshops. Contact Blanche Jewell at 936-6509.

Treasures of Pointe Coupee is sponsored by the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee with support from local partners.

Theater presents ‘Annie’

Tickets are on sale for the Iberville Community Theatre’s May 29-31 production of “Annie.”

The musical will be performed at the City of Plaquemine Community Center with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

Tickets are available online at www.wearethedifference.org. Tickets also can be purchased at Plaquemine Chiropractic Clinic, 24160 Railroad Ave., or Plush Beauty Salon across from the Post Office on Canal Street in Plaquemine.

Veterans monument slated

Pointe Coupee General Hospital and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury have given approval to the American Legion to use part of the hospital grounds to erect a veterans monument.

The monument will be paid for through donations received by the sale of bricks honoring all the parish’s veterans, living or deceased.

The monument, to be located in the front corner of the hospital’s parking lot, will have granite stones supporting the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

Flags from each branch of service and the POW/MIA flag will be displayed along with the American flag.

About 1,000 bricks must be sold before construction can begin.

Bricks cost $100 each and the written message must be limited to three lines per brick and no more than 16 characters per line — including spaces and dates.

The order form can be obtained online at the American Legion Department of Louisiana’s website, www.lalegion.org, or by calling Anthony Daisy at (225) 638-9009.

Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or tjones@theadvocate.com.