Beef and dairy cattle, goats, hogs, poultry and sheep will be on display at the Ascension Parish 4-H Livestock Show on Saturday.

Judging will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

In addition to the parish livestock show, the Ascension Parish 4-H annual Stick Horse Rodeo will be held Friday at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center’s 4-H building. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. The show is open to youths 11 and younger. The stick horse rodeo has a $5 entry fee.

Blood drive Saturday

The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department is holding a blood drive and jambalaya lunch sale Saturday to benefit Addison Englade, who was born Nov. 9 with neuroblastoma, a news release from the department states.

The drive will collect blood to replace that used by Addison, the daughter of St. Amant head basketball coach Kristy Englade and Fritz Englade Jr., during the child’s monthlong stay at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Fire Chief James LeBlanc said.

The blood drive is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the department’s main meeting room at the Stringer Bridge Road station in St. Amant.

Residents donating blood at the drive or the Ochsner Donor Center by Jan. 30 will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to the Super Bowl, he said.

Jambalaya plate lunches will be sold for $6 and proceeds will be donated to Addison’s family to help pay medical expenses, he said.

Call LeBlanc at (225) 717-5436 or email

‘Treasures’ clothing sale

Treasures of the Arc, a resale shop operated by Community Opportunities — The ARC of East Ascension, is having its first sale since opening in October.

The sale will be held through Saturday.

ARC spokeswoman Cheryl Rice said most clothing will be 50 percent off the regular price.

Proceeds from the store, at 108 E. Ascension St. in Gonzales, are used for programs to help residents with developmental disabilities.


King service planned

Hopeful Triumph Baptist Church, 38542 La. 22, Darrow, will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Sunday. The service starts at 9:30 a.m.

The church is led by the Rev. Sidney Tobias.

Free-throw meet set

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to compete in the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 27 in Gonzales.

The competition will be held at 1 p.m. at the St. Theresa Catholic School gym on Burnside Avenue.

All participants must provide proof of age and written parental consent.

Entry forms can be obtained the day of the event.

Call Larry Gainey at (225) 931-1446.

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, Deadline: Noon Wednesday.