Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Zachary High School and the Broncos football team invite residents to a pep rally Thursday in Bronco Stadium, beginning at 6 p.m.

Coach David Brewerton said the pep rally is to thank the residents and businesses who have supported the football players and coaches, cheerleaders, dancers, band, twirler, flags and anyone involved in this year’s successful football season at ZHS.

“It’s our way of saying ‘thank you,’ ” Brewerton said.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Shop Local campaign ends

Shoppers have until 4 p.m. Friday to turn in their Shop Local cards at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, 4633 Main St., Zachary.

For every $10 spent at participating merchants, the card will be stamped until $100 has been spent.

At 6 p.m. Friday in the gazebo, during Christmas in the Village, Chamber Executive Director Kate MacArthur will randomly select three cards, winners of $500, $300 and $150 gift cards.

The Shop Local campaign urges residents to spend their dollars with local participating merchants.

Veterans wreath ceremony

Port Hudson National Cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary, will host its annual Wreaths Across America event beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

A holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember veterans will feature volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veterans’ service organizations and local residents.

This year’s event will honor veterans from each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

Visit to learn more.

Food Addicts support group

Food Addicts Anonymous is a weekly support group to provide fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction.

This free, 12-step program is held 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the West Wing Conference Room at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., in Zachary.

All are welcome to attend.

FAA is self-supporting. There are no dues or fees required for membership — only a desire to stop eating addictive foods. FAA is not affiliated with any diet or weight loss programs, treatment facilities or religious organizations.

For information about the Food Addicts Anonymous support group, call Velma at (225) 715-9268.

CIS cardiology conference

The early bird registration rate of $25 will end Dec. 18 to attend the New Cardiovascular Horizons conference at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Jan. 23.

From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., co-chairmen Dr. Craig Walker, founder, president and medical director of Cardiovascular Institute of the South, and cardiologist Dr. Deepak Thekkoott, of Zachary, will host the conference, which will provide actionable clinical insights into the areas of cutting-edge interventions, new technology and education to support optimal outcomes for patients.

Also, the conference will focus on state-of-the-art cardiology and advanced limb preservation techniques.

Registration includes accreditation, breakfast, lunch and educational highlights.

Advance tickets are $50 if purchased Dec. 18 through Jan. 15 and $100 at the door.

To register or for information, visit

Announce your holiday events

Announce your holiday school music programs, church services, Nativity scenes, club caroling event, holiday-themed gatherings and more by emailing the time, date, location and a brief sentence explaining what your event is about to

Feel free to send photographs from the event, as well, so we can share your holiday festivities with Zachary Advocate and Plainsman readers and the community. Have a question about how, when or where to send something? Call Stacy Gill at (225) 993-0066.

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