The dedication of the Plaquemine Waterfront Park has been postponed until later the fall, city officials announced.
The park dedication, originally set for April 17, is being pushed back until Sept. 18 after Mayor Mary Sue Gulotta was injured recently when she fell from the second-floor balcony at her home as the structure collapsed.
Gulotta was released from Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital on March 11.
Gulotta decided to postpone the ceremony, renaming the Waterfront Park after her late husband and former mayor “Tony” Gulotta, so she would have time to heal.
Tony Gulotta died Sept. 10 from a massive heart attack.
In a news release, the mayor thanked everyone for their prayers and support while she recovered in the hospital.
Local bank to host art show
Plaquemine Bank and Trust Company will host the 29th annual Art Alert Show on April 20 and is now looking for artists to participate.
The Art Alert Show is open to all Iberville and West Baton Rouge residents.
There are categories for children under 10 years old, children between the ages of 10 to 13, young adults ages 14 to 18, and adults 18 years old and older (including both professional and non-professional artists).
Each artist in the adult category may enter a maximum of two pieces which have not been previously entered in this contest, in any two-dimensional format. Artists under 18 years old may enter just one piece.
First-, second- and third-place prizes of $75, $50 and $25, respectively, will be awarded in each category.
Art entries may be delivered to the bank from April 4-19. Plaquemine Bank will host a reception to recognize all participants at 4 p.m. April 20.
The reception is open to the public.
Rosedale high alumni meets
The Thomas A. Levy High School Class of 1967 will hold a class meeting at 4 p.m. April 10.
All graduates from the Class of ’67 are asked to attend.
The meeting will take place at the Maringouin Meeting Center on the corner of La. 77 and Wheelock Lane, next to the Council on Aging Center.
For information, contact class president John E. Simien at (225) 385-8887 or vice president Daisy Hawkins-Thomas at (225) 625-2185.
Registration open for camp
Registration is now open for the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Blast from the Past Summer Camp.
Titled “Have a Roaring Good Time,” the museum is calling all gumshoe detectives, comic book heroes and flappers ages 6 through 12 to join in the museum’s slapstick adventure this summer, which will include mystery, mayhem, music and pop culture from the 1920s and ’30s.
The museum will host two one-week sessions of the history camp this year from June 20 through 24 and from June 27 through July 1.
Space is limited, and advanced paid registration is required.
For information, call (225) 336-2422, extension 15. Or visit the museum’s website at westbatonrougemuseum.com.
Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or tjones @theadvocate.com.