• CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TOY DRIVE: Employees of St. Charles Parish are holding a toy drive for children with terminal illnesses or other diseases that will force hospital stays during the holidays.Toys for patients ranging from birth to age 21 may be dropped off to the Planning and Zoning Department, 14996 River Road, Hahnville, through Dec. 16. The toys will then be delivered to the hospital. Hospital guidelines rule out used items, homemade items and food, among other things. For information, contact Anedra Coleman at acoleman@stcharlesgov.net or (985) 783-5000.
  • TOY AND GIFT FUND: This week, through Dec. 12, was declared Toy and Gift Fund Week by the St. Charles Parish Council at its Nov. 16 meeting. Those interested in participating in this local toy drive may bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages newborn to 12 to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program office in the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling.