Parish Lines: Our Lady of Prompt Succor School introduces fishing rodeo _lowres

Photo provided by The Compassionate FriendsÑGavin McInerney holds one of more than 200 butterflies released when members of the St. Bernard Chapter of The Compassionate Friends gathered Sept. 12 in Chalmette.

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School will hold its first fishing rodeo Oct. 3. Participants can launch anywhere; weigh-in will take place on the school grounds, 2305 Fenelon St., Chalmette. Scales will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost to participate is $35 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under. Entry fee includes food, drinks and an event T-shirt if paid by Friday, Sept. 25.

First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded in the children’s division for the following categories: trout, drum, bass, flounder, sheepshead and redfish. First-place plaques will be given in the adult division for redfish over 27 inches, redfish under 27 inches, bass and speckled trout. A grand prize will be awarded for three redfish stringer under 27 inches and largest trout. Participants will be limited to one entry each, per category. The same fish cannot be used in more than one category.

A nonfishing participant donation of $10 per person will include food, drinks, music and activities. T-shirts can be bought for $12.

For information, call Stephanie Valentino at (504) 884-5227; Stephanie Moran at (504) 261-8060; or Krista Kamlade at (504) 650-5606.

Knights of Nemesis to host annual golf tournament

The Knights of Nemesis’ 11th annual golf tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 25, at Royal Golf Club in Slidell. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees, gift, ditty bag, drinks, lunch and dinner.

A $10,000 hole-in-one contest will be held.

The Knights of Nemesis organization was formed in 2004 and has paraded in the parish for the past 10 years. The 11th annual Knights of Nemesis parade is set for 1 p.m. Jan. 30.

For information about the tournament or parade, call Billy Showalter at (504) 583-3998.

Chalmette Battlefield history talks set throughout week

History buffs are invited to discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with ranger talks Tuesdays through Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.For information, call (504) 281-0510 or visit Admission is free.

National Public Lands Day seeks volunteers in area

The Chalmette Battlefield and Chalmette National Cemetery of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are seeking volunteers of all ages to help preserve their local national parks during the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.

The theme for this year’s nationwide day of service is “Helping Hands for America’s Lands.” Families, individuals and groups are encouraged to “give something back” to America’s millions of acres of public lands.

Scheduled volunteer projects include cleanup and fix-up at the historic Malus-Beauregard House at Chalmette Battlefield, and cleaning and trimming around headstones at Chalmette National Cemetery.

For information, or to register to participate, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, by Thursday, Sept. 24.

Compassionate Friends hold post-storm butterfly release

The St. Bernard Chapter of The Compassionate Friends held its first butterfly release since Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 12 near the group’s memorial garden in front of the St. Bernard Parish government complex in Chalmette. The event included the release of more than 200 butterflies.

The Compassionate Friends is a national self-help organization that provides support to families who experience the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling.

For information about the group, call Liz Lemoine at (504) 421-3986; Kathy Nunez at (504) 913-5255; Suzanne Lyell at (504) 650-9650; or Michelle Boyd at (504) 413-9897.

Reunion for Nicholls High Class of 1954 set for Oct. 24

The Francis T. Nicholls High School Class of 1954 is planning a get-together on Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky & Carlos, 613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.

Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For information or to make a reservation, call Bill Egan at (504) 342-2445 or Carolyn Perrodin Little at (504) 278-9767.

Sports Hall of Fame golf tournament set for Slidell

The St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame and Gulf Coast Bank will hold their 20th annual golf tournament Oct. 10 at Oak Harbor in Slidell. Festivities begin at 11 a.m.; tee off is at 1 p.m.

The registration fee is $100 per player or $400 for a foursome and includes beer, lunch and dinner. Hole sponsorships start at $50 per hole.

For information, call Eddie Appel at (504) 301-6135; Jerry Graves at (504) 343-4041; Roy Cortes at (985) 246-8354; or Bryan Frichter at (504) 554-2685.

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