District 1 meeting

District 1 Wast Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilman Trae Welch will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Chaneyville Community Center, 13211 Jackson Road. Anyone living in the district, which includes most of the northern part of the parish, is invited.

Pastor's anniversary

The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409, Slaughter, will celebrate the 11th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Dr. James M. Turner, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3. The Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church will be special guests.

New meters

Zachary is in the process of updating residential gas and water meters as a part of its routine maintenance plan, the city's website said. An informational door hanger will be placed on all accessible exterior doors. It will outline procedures to be followed after the new meter has been installed.

City utility crews will install the new meters weekly until all of the residential upgrades have been completed. Workers will be wearing yellow reflective vests and have appropriate city of Zachary identification. Customers will not be charged for installation of the new meters.

Any questions concerning installation should be addressed to the City Utility Maintenance Office at (225) 654-0201.

Pack the Pantry

The 2017 Zachary Community Food Bank “Pack The Pantry” Food Drive will run through Thursday, Nov. 16, at all Zachary community schools.

Children are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items as the schools will be competing for the “Food Drive Championship Trophy," given to the school that collects the most canned goods.

The Zachary Fire Department will collect the canned goods from the schools in their fire trucks Nov. 17. All donations are for the Zachary Food Pantry, which serves over 3,000 households a year. All households that receive meals must properly qualify according to income criteria, and must reside in the Zachary Community School District legal boundaries.

Financial contributions for the Zachary Food Pantry can be mailed to P.O. Box 932, Zachary, LA 70791. The Zachary Food Pantry is at 5640 Rollins Road. The phone number is (225) 654-4028. The Zachary Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization, so gifts are tax-deductible.

Shoebox Christmas

First Baptist Church of Zachary is serving as a regional drop-off spot for Operation Christmas Child.

Shoeboxes can be dropped off Thursday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 20, is loading day. Boxes will be put on trucks from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to zachary@theadvocate.com by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.