Acadian Festival Pageant on Saturday; and other Around the Westside items for Sept. 23, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ROBIN MILLER -- West Baton Rouge Museum's 'House and Home' exhibit includes building materials.

Registration for the annual Acadian Festival Pageant will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Council 970 Hall in Plaquemine.

The age divisions for girls seeking to compete in the pageant, to be held at the Plaquemine Waterfront Park on Oct. 17, are 0 to 11 months, 12 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 11 years, 12 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years.

Age divisions for boys are 0 to 11 months, 12 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years and 4 to 6 years.

Kings and queens of the divisions will be invited to ride in the International Acadian Festival Parade.

A second registration day will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Oct. 10.

The entry fee is $40 per contestant, which includes one photo entry. A $5 fee will be charged for each additional photo, with a maximum of four entries.

For information, contact Danielle Hunt at acadian

WBR Museum hosts Historic Home bus trip

The West Baton Rouge Museum is taking reservations on a first-come, first-served basis for the Historic Home and Neighborhood Bus Trip to New Orleans on Oct. 15.

The bus trip is being offered in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit, “House and Home,” which offers a historical perspective on what makes a house a home.

The bus tour will feature prominent historic houses on Esplanade Avenue and others in the Crescent City’s most historic neighborhoods.

A box lunch will be served during the afternoon tour.

The bus leaves the West Baton Rouge Museum at 7 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $95 each. Space is limited and nonrefundable tickets must be purchased in advance. Reservations are required.

For information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit west

Elks Lodge to host garage sale, jambalaya dinner

The Plaquemine Elks Lodge No. 1398 is hosting a garage sale on Saturday and Sunday at 59195 Belleview Drive in Plaquemine.

The group also is asking the public to donate items for the garage sale to support the fundraiser.

The Elks Lodge will be serving jambalaya dinners on Saturday for $7 a plate.

For more information on dropping off items and the dinner, contact Henry Daigle at (225) 921-5525 or Russell Gerace at (225) 921-5769.

Iberville Parish seeks veterans’ photos for wall

Iberville Parish is accepting photos of veterans until Oct. 16 for the Iberville Wall of Veterans display.

Those who want to submit a photo, to be displayed on the parish’s Wall of Veterans during its Salute to Veterans ceremony on Nov. 11, can do so online or by visiting Iberville Parish Library locations in Plaquemine, St. Gabriel and White Castle.

To submit photos online, visit and click the link at the top right of the home page that says “Wall of Veterans: Submissions Open.”

The Wall of Veterans, at the Iberville Veterans Memorial in Plaquemine, honors veterans and active military personnel with ties to the parish.

The wall presently includes almost 2,000 photos of veterans with their names and military branch.

It remains on display for a month after the Nov. 11 ceremony.

No photos will be accepted after Oct. 16. Veterans’ photos that were submitted in the past will be included again this year.

For information, call (225) 687-2642.

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