The West Baton Rouge Museum on Sunday will host its 19th annual Sugarfest — a family-oriented event that will feature live music, a Sweets Contest and culture-rich entertainment on the museum’s grounds in Port Allen.

The free event spawned from a 1995 celebration of the 200th anniversary of sugar-making in Louisiana. It will feature folk artists demonstrating 19th-century craftmaking. Attendees will be able to see bousillage-making, praline-making, mule-driven cane-grinding and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plantation fare food items, drinks and sugary treats will be available for purchase. Items on the menu include jambalaya, barbecue, lemonade, snow cones and cracklins.

The roster of local musicians performing this year includes Kenny Neal, The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz, The Storyville Stompers, The Cane Grinders and Claudette Purnell and the All Parish Children’s Choir, among other entertainers.

A Sweets Contest will be held in the morning with awards up for grabs for the best cake, candy, cookies, cupcakes or pie. A full cake or pie, at least two dozen cookies, two dozen candy samples or two dozen cupcakes must be submitted.

Items must be delivered to the Sweets Booth between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Contest forms are available at the museum or may be picked up at the Sweets Booth on the day of Sugarfest.

For information about the Sweets Contest, call Metha Arnold at (225) 627-5636 or Terry Guidry at (225) 749-0514.

Grant aims to reduce litter

Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful was the recipient of the 2014-15 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Community Grant.

The $9,938 grant will fund the parish’s project, “Tumbling Into Recycling,” which recognizes the parish’s commitment to reducing litter.

New exhibit

The Iberville Museum on Tuesday opened “Celebrating Evangeline: Queen of the International Acadian Festival,” which will run until Nov. 8.

The exhibit features photographs and artifacts documenting the festival since its inception in 1969. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

The 2014 International Acadian Festival is Oct. 17-19 at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

Seeking veterans’ photos

Iberville Parish is accepting photos of veterans through Oct. 10 for the parish’s Wall of Veterans display to be unveiled at Iberville’s Salute to Veterans on Nov. 11.

Submit photos online at, at the Iberville Parish Library locations in Plaquemine, St. Gabriel and White Castle, or at the Visitor’s Center in north Iberville.

The Wall of Veterans at the Iberville Veterans Memorial in Plaquemine honors veterans and active military personnel who have a tie to the parish.

It will remain on display for a month.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email