Painting for a Cure

The Painting for a Cure to benefit Relay for Life Zachary-Baker will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Fennwood Hills Country Club. Cost is $40, which includes painting with Courtney Yoes and food from the Gilded Artichoke. A cash bar will be available.

Jewelry sale

A Kendra Scott Pop Up jewelry shop will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, 4633 Main St. Purchases must be paid for with credit cards or gift cards. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Zachary Charity League Relay for Life team.

Pack the Pantry

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

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

Last year, Copper Mill Elementary was the winning school, collecting almost 3,200 pounds of canned goods. The Zachary Fire Department will collect the canned goods from the schools in their fire trucks on 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 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, so gifts are tax-deductible.

Shop local/Choose Zachary

Business who wish to participate in the Zachary Chamber of Commerce campaign to encourage residents to "Choose Zachary" for their holiday gifts have until Friday, Nov. 10, to sign up.

Customers get "passports" and have the cashier stamp it for every $10 spent pretax. Completed cards are sent to the chamber office to be entered into a drawing for a $500, $300 and $150 gift card to the participating merchants. 

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