Dogs and their owners can celebrate Easter and raise money for the local animal shelter Saturday during Andermann Animal Clinic’s first Doggy Easter Egg Hunt.

Up for grabs will be 1,500 treat-filled plastic eggs on the lawn in front of the clinic, 3200 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

For a $10 donation, which will be made to the Ascension Parish Animal Shelter, owners can take part in the egg hunt, Laura Glucksman said. Registration and activities start at 1 p.m. and the egg hunt is at 3 p.m.

Pets can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny and enter a dog costume contest.

Call (225) 647-7297.

Oak Grove park egg hunt

Community volunteer Gwendolyn Hilliard is planning Easter in the Park on Saturday at Oak Grove Park in Prairieville.

The free day of fun starts at 1 p.m. and will include a magic show at 2 p.m., egg hunt and food, Hilliard said.

To register, go to and search for Easter in the Park.

Easter Egg Fest planned

The Ascension Recreation and Culture Department’s Second annual Donaldsonville Community Easter Egg Fest starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frank Sotile Pavilion, 610 D. Thibaut Drive, Donaldsonville.

Ajia Mitchell, program coordinator with PARC, said food, games and prizes will be provided. Call Mitchell at (225) 473-3898.

Plant sale Saturday

Members of the St. Amant High School Agriscience Department will hold their annual spring bedding plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school’s greenhouse.

A large variety of bedding plants and spring vegetable plants will be available.

The group’s fruit tree sale is also under way.

Drums, guards compete

Dutchtown High School’s Fourth annual Griffin Indoor Classic starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the school gymnasium on La. 73 in Geismar.

Organizers say 48 percussion and color guard high school and college units are expected to compete.

Admission is $7 and ages 5 and younger or 65 and older get in free.

Representatives to speak

Registration is under way for a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Cabela’s, hosted by state Reps. Ed Price, D-Gonzales; Johnny Berthelot, R-Gonzales; and Clay Schexnayder, R-Sorrento.

The state representatives will talk about the upcoming session of the Louisiana Legislature, which starts next month.

Seating is limited. Register by emailing

Parish offices set hours

All Ascension Parish governmental offices and departments will be closed March 29 in observance of Good Friday.

Departments will operate on alternate schedules Monday through Thursday. The parish president’s office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the week.

Check with the specific departments for daily hours of operation, said Lester Kenyon, parish public information officer.

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