The annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads.

The event is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door for $50 each, which includes membership to Ducks Unlimited and a rib-eye steak dinner.

Ducks Unlimited is a national organization focusing on wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

For information, call (225) 718-1319.

Volunteers sponsor events

The New Roads Volunteer Fire Department and the city of New Roads are sponsoring a Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on Sept. 28 at the NRG Community Park in New Roads.

The competition kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and is free for girls and boys ages 6 through 15.

For information, call Greg Johnson at (225) 718-3237.

On Sept. 27, Pointe Coupee Fire Protection District No. 5 will host its annual Fire Prevention Kickoff Family Day.

This year’s event, Clowning for Safety, will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at the district training center, 2384 Morganza Highway, New Roads.

For information, call Terralin at (225) 638-3770.

Annual Family Fest set

St. Joseph Annual Family Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the church grounds, 76940 Gum St., Grosse Tete.

Fried chicken dinners will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 a plate.

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 currently includes nearly 2,000 photos of veterans with their names and military branches.

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

Academy costume drive

The Math, Science and Arts Academy-East campus’ parent organization is sponsoring a costume drive for the performing arts department and is seeking donations of hats, old work uniforms, old military uniforms, superhero costumes, capes and wigs.

Items can be dropped off inside the front entrance of the school during business hours or can be left near the school’s front door marked, “c/o theater instructor Drew Zeringue” after school hours.

Also, there’s a donation box in the school parking lot for any used items like clothes, household items, toys, furniture and appliances that will be sold at the “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” secondhand store on Burbank Drive near Bluebonnet Boulevard.

All the proceeds from the items sold go toward the academy’s parent organization.

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