Around Jefferson: Seniors’ expo to be held March 10 _lowres

Photo provided -- Dominick Hagstette has attained the rank of Eagle Scout through St. Christopher Boy Scout Troop 269 in Metairie.

The Jefferson Parish Senior Citizen Exposition will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 10 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner.

The event will feature more than 100 booths with representatives providing information on issues regarding wellness and active lifestyles.

Some of the featured events include the Pelican Senior Dance Team, a hat contest and appearances by Boudreaux from the New Orleans Zephyrs and Pierre the Pelican with the New Orleans Pelicans.

“Spring is in the Air” is the theme of the event, which is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call (504) 503-5548.

Friends of the Library to meet

The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will hold a general meeting at 10 a.m. on March 9 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Sal Serio, curator of the American Italian Research Library, is the guest speaker. His topic is “St. Joseph’s Altars in New Orleans.”

Volunteers may also sign up to help at the next Big Book Sale, planned for March 31 to April 3 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

For more information, call (504) 455-2665 or email

New Eagle Scout

Dominick Hagstette, a member of St. Christopher Boy Scout Troop 269, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting’s highest honor.

Hagstette, a freshman at LSU, attained his rank while a senior last year at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. For his Eagle Scout project, he supervised the pressure washing and resealing of 5,000 square feet of patterned concrete around St. Christopher the Martyr in Metairie. He also planted an oak tree in the yard of Rev. Frank Candalisa, pastor of St. Christopher.

Hagstette is the son of Anthony and Laura Hagstette, of Metairie. He also was a member of Cub Scout in Pack 117 at St. Christopher.

New tot lot

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last month to celebrate the completion of a new tot lot at Johnny Jacobs Playground, 5851 5th Ave., Marrero.

The area is the latest addition to the playground and includes structures for children ages 2 to 12.

The project was designed by Playworld Systems and construction provided by Planet Recess. Funding for the project, which cost $297,990, was provided by Council District 3, the area represented by Councilman Mark Spears.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at