Photo provided by St. Bernard 4-H -- St. Bernard Parish 4-H Junior Leader Club members who attended 4-H University are, first row, from left: Faith Gonzales, Shayna Besson and Tiffany Tobin. In the second row are Brent Bailey, Destinee Billiot, Savannah Nunnery, Cassie Clements and Patrick Strain.

The St. Bernard Parish Library is wrapping up its 2014 summer reading program this week.

Readers have until the library closes at 7 p.m. July 10 to redeem their activity sheets for certificates and coupons and to be entered into the grand finale prize drawing set for 3 p.m. Friday, July 11. No late entries will be accepted. Winners must be present at the drawing to claim their prize.

Readers who are unable to attend the prize drawing have until Aug. 2 to turn in their activity sheets and receive their reading rewards. Adult winners also have until Aug. 2 to turn in their activity sheets to be eligible for the prize drawing set for Aug. 2. Adult winners will be notified by phone.

The summer program is sponsored by Audubon Institute, Chalmette Movies, J&M Jewelers, Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi, Local Flair, Louisiana Children’s Museum, McDonalds, MeMe’s Bar and Grille, National World War II Museum, New Orleans Paddlewheels Inc., Pets Plus and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.

For information, stop by the library at 2600 Palmisano Blvd. in Chalmette, or call (504) 279-0448.

Cooking demonstration

James Cruse, a local barbecue professional, will hold a cooking demonstration at the St. Bernard Seafood and Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Cruse and his team will demonstrate how to prepare barbecued ribs, brisket and chicken.

The market, at the Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St. in historic Old Arabi, will be open on the second Saturday of each month through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information, call the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism at (504) 278-4242.

Knights of Nemesis

The Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at CY’s Bar, 817 E. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.

Prospective members are invited. Food will be provided.

The Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade will celebrate its 10th anniversary of parading in St. Bernard Parish with a special membership fee of $100 per person for the Feb. 7 anniversary parade. The $100 membership fee includes riding on a float and costume.

Groups with 16 paid members can obtain their own float. The offer expires on July 28.

For information, contact Billy Showalter at (504) 583-3998 or

District A meeting

St. Bernard Parish District A Councilman Ray Lauga will host a meeting for residents of District A at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the St. Bernard Parish government complex’s council chambers, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.

For information, call (504) 278-4217.

Antique Auto Club ’70s night

The Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard’s July Cruise Night will have a special 1970s theme, complete with disco music and costumes.

The event, set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 19, will take place in the parking lot at Brewster’s Restaurant, 8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best ’70s attire.

A car of the month will be chosen, and food will be available in Brewster’s. There also will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

The club holds a monthly Cruise Night on the third Saturday of every month in the parking lot at Brewster’s. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to participate.

Membership is open to owners of classic and antique cars, as well as those who have an interest in them.

For information, call Johnny Waguespack at (504) 279-5311.

Nicholls Class of ’64 reunion

The Nicholls High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Covington Country Club.

Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. Checks made payable to “Nicholls Class of ’64” can be mailed to Paul Granberry, 3720 Karen Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043.

For information, contact Granberry at or (504) 818-8932.

4-H Club

More than 70 St. Bernard Parish 4-H Club members in fourth through sixth grades attended 4-H Summer Camp held June 9-13 at the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

Members participated in activities such as canoeing, tubing, outdoor skills, hunter safety, ATV, dramatic arts, food and fitness, sci-tech, swimming and wetlands education. Also attending were high school students and camp counselors Frank Duplessis, Kenneth Albers, Brent Bailey, Savannah Nunnery, Morgan Faust, Jessica Howard, Faith Gonzales and Olivia Rivera, along with 4-H leader Wendy Gonzales.

4-H Junior Leader Club members attended 4-H University held June 17-21 on the LSU campus. Two 4-H members spent the week competing in 4-H University contests.

Brent Bailey placed eighth out of 27 contestants and received a blue ribbon in the public speaking contest. Brent gave a speech on how the 4-H Motto “To Make the Best Better” has influenced his life.

Tiffany Tobin placed 12th out of 40 contestants in the 4-H Has Talent contest. Tiffany, a black belt, performed a karate routine. All of the other 4-H members participated in Clover College, which offers noncompetitive educational tracks designed to provide information to youth about career choices, leadership development, responsible use of social media, and science and technology.

Other junior leaders who were in attendance are: Faith Gonzales, Shayna Besson, Destinee Billiot, Savannah Nunnery, Cassie Clements and Patrick Strain.

Kim Gritter writes about people, places and events in St. Bernard Parish. She can be reached at