Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Every Thursday, a Food Addicts Anonymous group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the West Wing Conference Room at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary.

This weekly support group provides fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Knights golf tournament

The Knights of Columbus Council 7856 is hosting a charity golf tournament on Saturday at Copper Mill Golf Club in Zachary. Last year’s tournament was a huge success, and the Knights are seeking teams to participate.

To enter, email Craig Borlinghaus at

Pageant registration still open

For girls ages 23 and younger, there’s still time to enter the Miss Zachary Pageant on Saturday.

Hosted by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, the pageant is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be followed by the Z-Star singing competition. Both events will be held at the Zachary High Performing Arts Center.

Awards will be given in each division: Little Miss Baby Zachary, age 10 and younger; Pre-Teen Miss Zachary, 11 to 13; Teen Miss Zachary, 14 to 16; and Miss Zachary, 17 to 23.

Baby divisions will compete from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and older divisions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Following the pageant, contestants entered into the Z-Star singing contest will perform one song for judges and attendees, with the top winner receiving a cash prize.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and everyone is invited to both events. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for students and free for youth ages 5 and younger.

A $25 late fee will be added to same-day pageant registrants. Visit for details, or email Pageant Director Rhonda Gerald at with questions.

Earth Day nature hike

Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary will host an Earth Day Nature Hike at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Visitors will join a site ranger in touring eight environmentally significant locations within the park and be given a worksheet. Upon completion of the trail walk and worksheet, each person will be awarded a Port Hudson State Historic Site Nature Patch. Participants should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and walking and bring drinking water. Dogs on a leash are welcome. For details, call (225) 654-3775.

Fundraisers for Taylor Law

Two fundraisers are planned for Zachary High senior and band student Taylor Law on April 30.

Beginning at 11 a.m., Boy Scout Troop 472 will be selling jambalaya dinners in front of Zachary City Hall.

At 6 p.m., Troop 472 will host the Taylor Law Rock-a-Thon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Zachary.

Law, who is an Eagle Scout and member of his church youth group and praise and worship band, is receiving treatment at M.D. Anderson in Houston for an aggressive form of Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Students in grades seven through 12 are pledging to spend time in a rocking chair and seeking sponsorships for each hour they rock. All proceeds from both events will go to Law and his family to help pay for expenses and treatment.

To donate food or beverages to either event, to sponsor a youth in the Rock-a-Thon or to donate money to the Law family, email Dave Scherrer at or text (225) 773-1384.

Free water safety course

The YMCA Safety Around Water program runs from May 2-12 at the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary.

This free, eight-day course for ages 3 to 12 focuses on the importance of water safety skills, such as how to reach the water’s surface if submerged; how to safely reach a pool’s edge; and how to exit any body of water, according to a news release from the YMCA.

The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (225) 654-9622 to register.

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