The Donaldsonville Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council invites teens to a Teen Town Hall meeting Monday to talk about issues affecting youths in the community.

“This is an opportunity for my peers to express any concerns they may have,” Tamiko Stroud, president of MYAC, said.

The meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 609 Railroad Ave.

In addition to the meeting, MYAC will honor the members of Ascension Catholic and Donaldsonville high schools’ ACT 30+ Club.

“I am so excited to be the chairperson of this event. It not only gives us a voice but also adults who are willing to listen,” Katilyn Williams, vice president of MYAC, said.

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council includes a diverse group of young leaders committed to making a difference in Donaldsonville, Stroud said.

They work on issues important to youth, talk to their peers, families and neighbors about their concerns and take action to address them, she said.

For information, call (225) 803-4042 or visit

Survival story

Learn about the Holocaust survival story of Siggy Boraks during a 6:30 p.m. talk Thursday at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown.

Mandy Perret, an English language arts teacher and fellow for the Institute of Holocaust Education at Tulane University, will share the life story of the struggle and survival of Boraks under Adolf Hitler’s reign.

The presentation will explain from the beginning in Poland and continuing to present-day New Orleans.

For information or to register, call the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

Museum volunteers sought

The River Road African American Museum is looking for ambassadors to volunteer at the Donaldsonville museum.

Volunteers are needed to assist with tours, special events and educational programs.

Ambassadors receive free admission to all museum events, professional development seminars and an opportunity to meet people from around the world, said museum Executive Director Kathe Hambrick Jackson.

She said ambassadors should be mature adults with “a friendly personality, good verbal and written communication skills and a love of local history.”

For information, email Jackson at

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, ascension@ or Deadline: Noon Monday.