The East Ascension Sportsman’s League’s 51st annual Kids Fishing Rodeo is set for Saturday at Twin Lakes Park on La. 74 in Dutchtown.

The event is free to participants 2 to 14 years of age. Parents do not have to be EASL members for their children to fish, according to a news release from the organization.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and fishing is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. EASL will serve free hot dogs, drinks and jambalaya during the weigh-in.

Trophies will be awarded after the tally of results is complete, he said.

The fishing rodeo awards door prizes, including two bicycles; and has prize categories for different age groups so even the “little ones” can win, club President Wesley L. Johnson said.

Children must bring a rod and reel or cane pole and must use live bait. EASL will have some crickets available.

Children are allowed to fish with only one rod and reel or cane pole. Parents may help bait the hook and cast, but the youngsters must land the fish.

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NAACP to meet

The Ascension Parish Branch of the NAACP has scheduled its monthly membership meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Triumph Baptist Church, 206 W. 10th St., Donaldsonville.

For more information on the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, call Robyn Penn Delaney at (225) 473-6635 or Richard Brown, (225) 647-4163.

Boot drive under way

Four Prairieville-area members of Girl Scout Troop 10262 are collecting new and used riding boots of all sizes to donate to the horse program at Camp Marydale, a Girl Scout camp in St. Francisville.

As part of their Silver Award project, Aly Hughes, Holli Jackson, Hannah Johnson and Jessie Schlaudecker persuaded several stores to serve as drop-off locations for boot donations.

Boots can be donated at Marston Feed & Seed, 17989 Airline Highway, Prairieville; Don’s Evergreen, 38526 La. 42, Prairieville; Boot Etc., 2641 W. La. 30, Gonzales; Adobe Western Store, 12513 Airline Highway, Gonzales; Sacs Feed & Western Store, 125 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales; The Boot Store, 9125 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge; and Dodge City Farm Supply, 101 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs.

Boots will be collected until Aug. 13. For more information, email

Autism group to meet

Kay Lewis, of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge and Children’s Special Health Services, is set to talk during an Aug. 17 meeting about in-home autism services, also known as waiver services, offered in Louisiana.

The meeting, set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40300 La. 42, Prairieville, is held by the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Ascension Parish Autism Support Group.

For information, email Sandra Trammell at or call, (225) 236-3053.

The workshop is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Junior League of Baton Rouge.