Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Zachary businesses, organizations or schools that have a Pack the Pantry food barrel are urged to contact the Zachary Food Pantry to confirm its location.

The Food Pantry is attempting to locate each barrel in an effort to maintain accurate records and coordinate pickups.

Hunger is a year-round issue, and the food barrels provide a vital resource to those in need throughout the Zachary community, Reggie Dykes, Food Pantry director, said.

Email your business, organization or school and location of barrel as well as contact information to Vince Giaccone at or call (225) 301-6607.

Farm Bureau dinner

East Baton Rouge Parish Farm Bureau members are invited to their annual dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Life Center at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3824 Lee St., in Zachary.

Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain will be the guest speaker at the dinner, which also includes a beauty pageant and youth talent show.

Lane fish fry

The Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation is selling fried fish dinners Friday. Proceeds will be used for cancer treatment services at Lane’s Radiation Oncology Center in Zachary.

Individual orders can be picked up at the Zachary City Hall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mayor David Amrhein and staff will be frying the dinners, which are $10 per plate and include fried catfish, coleslaw, fries and hush puppies.

The fish-fry fundraiser is sponsored by Braezeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP.

Free delivery on 10 orders or more. For pre-ordering, call (225) 658-6699 or email

Football fish fry

The Zachary High School Bronco football team is hosting a fish-fry fundraiser March 20, March 27 and April 3.

Dinners cost $8 per plate and include fried catfish, fries, coleslaw and bread.

Dinners will be sold on the second floor of the ZHS Academic Athletic building behind the high school and are available for pickup between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Proceeds will help pay for equipment, travel and uniforms for the ZHS Bronco football team.

For information, email chrissy.ashford@zachary

BREC registration

BREC is offering summer camp registration for East Baton Rouge Parish residents from 9 a.m. to noon March 21 and at 3:30 p.m. March 31 for out-of-parish residents.

Parents may register in person at the facility of their choice or online at select locations through Webtrac, BREC’s online registration system.

If you have never registered online, BREC recommends that parents make a login request on at least two days prior to registration. The system will ask registrants to set up a household on Webtrac. This is an easy process and must be completed 48 hours before registration begins.

Online registration is available at the following BREC locations in the Baker/Zachary areas: Baton Rouge Zoo, Church Street Park, Plank Road Park and Zachary Community Park for 4- to 5-year-olds. For information or a complete list of BREC summer camps, pick up the BREC Summer Playbook at any BREC facility or visit

ZAG welcomes speaker

Professional photographer and image creator David Humphreys will be the guest speaker at the Zachary Artist Guild’s general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, 4633 Main St.

Humphreys, who will be discussing marketing strategies for fine art, has spent 36 years as an image creator and specializes in print advertising and commercial photography, corporate portraiture, fine art, fine art reproduction and printing, as well as photo restoration.

The community is invited to attend. For information, call Pam Kaster at (225) 921-3431 or visit to learn about Humphreys.

Black box theater

Zachary High theater students will present “Almost, Maine” in the black box theater at 7 p.m. March 24-26.

According to ZHS theater teacher Jen Masterson, the black box is a flexible theater classroom painted black used for extra rehearsal space and as a venue for smaller, more intimate performances.

Admission to the black box play in the Zachary Performing Arts Center is $5.

Send news and events for Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.