Iberville Parish officials are promising “the most entertaining and impactful” Veterans Day event ever on Wednesday as the parish spends its eighth year paying tribute to the impact military service has on the families of veterans.
The parish’s annual Salute to Veterans ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Iberville Veterans Memorial, at 23640 Railroad Ave. in Plaquemine.
The Iberville Wall of Veterans and equipment display will open for viewing at 2:30 p.m.
Officials say involvement from local school organizations is at an all-time high this year with groups from Iberville’s Math, Science, and Arts Academy, the Plaquemine High School Marching Band and St. John and Unique Visions choirs scheduled to perform.
The ceremony will include dance performances by the Peggy Grant School of Dance, MSA Excalibur Dance Team, St. John Eaglettes, Jess Dance and the Plaquemine High Dazzlers.
Scheduled speakers include Cathy Rushing, of Gold Star Mothers of Louisiana; Janet Broussard, of the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana; and Tanya Whitney, of the Wounded Warrior Project.
The event is free and open to the public.
Brusly hosts veterans fête
Brusly is hosting its annual Veterans Day Reception at noon Wednesday at Town Hall.
Veterans and the public are invited to join town officials as they show appreciation to all veterans.
Refreshments will be served.
WBR Museum exhibit
The West Baton Rouge Museum this month opened a new exhibition “The Portrait, the Artist and the Patron: 19th Century Portraiture in Louisiana,” which will run through Jan. 17.
The exhibit features master works from the Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum, as well as various private collections.
Photography from the 19th century is included in this exhibit.
For information log on to www.westbatonrouge museum.com.
Library celebrates authors
The West Baton Rouge Parish Library will offer its 15th annual “Celebrating Louisiana Writers” workshop at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19.
Christee Gabour Atwood will be the featured author.
Atwood, an award-winning author, humorist and business trainer, wrote “Celebration of Elastic Waistbands” and “Three Feet Under: Journal of a Mid-Life Crisis,” among more-serious business-training manuals.
The program is free and open to the public.
‘Faces’ sculptor talk
Historian and Port Allen native Susan Hymel will discuss “Angela Gregory’s New State Capitol Art” at the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s annual Ethel Claiborne Dameron Lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday at the WBR Museum.
Hymel has been associated with Angela Gregory’s work for more than 40 years and was instrumental in finding homes for the relief portraits sculpted by Gregory and known today as the “Faces.”
The lecture is free and open the public.
Following the program, refreshments will be served.
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