The West Baton Rouge Parish Museum is inviting the public to a free screening of “The Great Gatsby” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The movie day is being held in conjunction with the museum’s “Spirited: Prohibition in America” exhibit, on display from Saturday until Aug. 14. The exhibit explores the tumultuous era that spans 13 years, when Americans were prohibited from manufacturing, selling or transporting alcoholic beverages.
The museum will be showing the 2013 version of the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
News Roads wins award
New Roads was named a Playful City for the 10th consecutive year in recognition of its recreation programs and parks.
The award is sponsored by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that recognizes communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children to improve physical, social and academic development.
“Our community continues to invest in our wonderful public parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities,” Mayor Robert Myer said in a news release. “Not only has this commitment helped us retain the prominent ‘Playful City USA’ designation, but most importantly, it has helped New Roads remain a family-friendly community that offers our children numerous opportunities to safely play.”
The city recently added a 5,000-square-foot community pavilion to its Community Park, which is available for private rentals by houses of worship, charitable groups and residents.
Last year, the city was awarded $260,000 to complete the Community Park’s public restrooms and walking trail, Myer said in the release.
New Roads is one of six cities in the state and among 257 communities nationally to receive the 2016 Play City USA designation.
Ministry hosts school event
Lead the Way Outreach Ministry will host a back-to-school giveaway for less fortunate children in Plaquemine on July 16.
The giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Auto King Muffler shop across from Jubilee Convenient Store.
The group will be distributing school supplies, clothes for boys and girls, shoes and hygiene products. Refreshments will be served.
Anyone who would like to donate or volunteer for the event is asked to contact Tiffany Seals at (225) 716-1795, Georgia Brown at (225) 385-1745, Cheryl Brown at (225) 716-2914 or Justen Richardson at (225) 803-0499.
Logo contest deadline set
June 30 is the deadline for children to submit their logo design entries for the Downtown Festival in White Castle taking place Aug. 20.
The logo should focus on White Castle’s uniqueness and cultural diversity. The competition will give youth the chance to help shape the visual identity of White Castle’s downtown area.
Mayor Gerald Jermarr Williams announced in a recent news release that the Town Council soon will adopt a resolution naming the area the White Castle Downtown District.
First-, second- and third-place honors will be awarded. Categories for participation are age 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18.
Registration forms are available at the Mayor’s Office.
Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or tjones @theadvocate.com.