The Americana YMCA in Zachary has partnered with locally owned Luckett Farms, of Pride, to provide fresh produce for its members.

For $15 to $25 a week, Luckett Farms will deliver fruits and vegetables to the Y from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays.

Luckett Farms grows produce without using pesticides or genetically modified organisms.

Using the more expensive chemical-free seeds can put farmers in a financial bind during the off seasons, so by teaming with the YMCA, Luckett is able to maintain an income during that time, allowing them to purchase the seeds.

Participating Y members can benefit from the healthy fruits and vegetables.

To register for the program, visit the Americana Y at 4200 Liberty Way in Zachary or go online at

For information, call Kristen Hogan at (225) 923-0653, ext. 1104, or email

Plainsman pickup locations

For a map of the five locations that carry the Zachary Advocate & Plainsman as a stand-alone newspaper — Jett’s Enterprises, Jett’s Food Mart (Church Street), Jett’s Food Mart (Main Street), Cracker Barrel and Crossroads Grocery — visit

Happy reading!

Baker InterClub to meet

The Baker InterClub Council will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Baker City Council Chambers at City Hall, 3325 Groom Road.

InterClub Council President Doris Alexander said the meeting is very important and residents should make every effort to attend.

For information, call Alexander at (225) 778-0141.

Homecoming couture

Zachary High School homecoming T-shirt orders may be placed until Sept. 18.

Available in school colors Columbia blue, red and black, shirts are $15 each from sizes small through 2XL. For sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5 XL, the cost is $17.

The ZHS Broncos will host Denham Springs for homecoming on Oct. 16

Email for information. For a T-shirt order form, visit

Dan Klein Rodeo family fun

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the Dan Klein Memorial Rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 18-19 at the Klein Rodeo Arena on Gross Road (off La. 67/Plank Road) in Clinton.

This Southern Pro Rodeo Tour is the 22nd annual edition to be held in Clinton and is a family-oriented event featuring bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, bareback bronco riding, saddle bronco riding, a petting zoo for children and calf roping.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate; children under age 5 are admitted free. Get tickets at Pat’s Hardware in Clinton, Cuts by Tiffany in Jackson, Tri-Parish Co-Op in Slaughter and at Zachary Feed and Garden Supply.

Concessions benefit the McManus Volunteer Fire Department.

For information, call Errol Klein at (225) 683-1623 or (225) 978-2342.

Theme of a white Christmas

Though it’s not until December, the Zachary Chamber of Commerce needs your help deciding the theme of this year’s Zachary Christmas Parade slated for Dec. 12.

If your theme is chosen, you or your marching group or float will receive free entry into the parade.

Email themes to

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