Because of traffic issues, Superintendent Scott Devillier said the morning drop-off procedure for Zachary High students has changed as of Aug. 17.

Students are no longer allowed to be dropped off in front of the main ZHS building on Bronco Lane but are to be dropped off in the mornings between Foundation Hall and the ZHS gym at the rear of the campus.

All traffic must enter the campus from 40th Street, where the crossing guard is located, and exit onto Rollins Road, Devillier said.

Signs have been placed directing drivers, he said.

Afternoon pick-up procedures for non-driving students remains the same as last year — students should be picked up in front of the main building after the dismissal bell at 2:18 p.m.

Traffic must exit onto Main Street the same as the buses.

Farmers Market seeks growers

Area farmers and growers of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as artisans of handmade items or products such as cheeses, jams, jellies, pies, cookies, breads, soaps and more, are invited to participate in the Zachary Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays except during bad weather.

No items containing alcohol are allowed.

Anyone who produces food and/or agricultural products within the state is eligible to sell at the market.

All vendors must purchase a permit at the Zachary Utility Cashier’s Office for $50.

The permit is valid for six months and is transferable.

Vendors must have their permit in possession at each market and are limited to one vehicle. Trailers may be attached. Booth space must not be wider than 10 feet.

Also, vendors must have premises cleaned and vacated 30 minutes after the market closes. Zachary will provide trash barrels and an on-site dumpster.

Smoking is prohibited on Zachary city property, which includes the market area.

For questions about eligibility, call Mike McDaniel at (225) 683-4425 or email millenniumfarm@gmail.com.

Free grocery giveaway

To celebrate the opening of its new Zachary branch, Pelican State Credit Union is giving away $20 in groceries to the first 200 shoppers who visit LeBlanc’s Frais Marché (that’s fresh market for you non-French speakers), 2300 Church St., beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.

You do not have to be a member of the credit union, and no purchase is necessary — however, shoppers must be 18 or older and claim groceries in person.

Representatives will help guide shoppers through the process of obtaining their free groceries, as well as bag items in reusable totes.

The event is a way for Pelican to reach its branch communities and encourage consumers to bank locally as a way to celebrate its new location, 5850 Main St., in the Main Street Plaza, branch Manager Katherine Rogers said.

The new location offers more space, privacy when speaking with a bank representative, a drive-through window and a state-of-the-art technology center to assist members with accessing their accounts using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

For information, call Rogers at (225) 408-6267 or email krogers@ pelicanstatecu.com.

Metro 1 meeting planned

Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch, District 1, will host a Metro 1 meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Chaneyville Community Center, 13211 Jackson Road, near Zachary.

Welch invites all District 1 residents to attend, voice their opinions and share ideas or suggestions about relative topics.

Metro 1 meetings are held monthly at different venues in an effort to reach all residents of District 1, which includes Baker, Chaneyville, Pride, Zachary and a small portion of Central.

Free hunting seminar planned

A women’s hunting workshop begins at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs.

Women are invited to a free seminar to learn hunting tips and how-to information on outdoor cooking and more. The first 25 women, ages 18 or older, will receive a free prize.

For information, call (225) 271-3100.

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