Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Visitors to Louisiana state parks and historic sites Saturday, National Public Lands Day, are encouraged to participate in the nationwide event aimed at preserving public parks and appreciating outdoor recreation.

Entrance fees to all state parks and historic sites will be waived Saturday, and cleanup events have been scheduled in East Feliciana Parish.

At Port Hudson State Historic Site, near Jackson, a cleanup effort will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers and staff will clean 6.5 miles of trails, removing litter from Foster’s Creek banks. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

At Centenary State Historic Site, in Jackson, a volunteer cleanup day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park’s rose garden, cemetery trail and East Wing Dormitory.

Nonprofits, service organizations and residents are encouraged to volunteer.

Celebrate church anniversary

The Rev. Cary Payton Jr., Tracy Payton and the Visions Family Worship Center, 1837 La. 10, Jackson, will celebrate the church’s anniversary beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Robert L. Scott Jr., pastor of Nathaniel Baptist Church in Centreville, Mississippi, will serve as the special guest.

Everyone is invited.

Early voting dates announced

Registered voters in East Feliciana Parish may vote early for the Oct. 24 primary election from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 17, excluding Sunday at the Registrar of Voters Office, 11048 Bank St., Clinton. For information, call the Clinton office at (225) 683-3105.

Cemetery Association to meet

The Redwood Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. at Redwood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 5182 La. 412 E., Slaughter.

All families who own burial plots in the cemetery are urged to attend.

For information, call Cynthia Young Venable, church secretary, at (225) 683-8967 or email

COA activities, transportation

The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St. in Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Most activities for seniors start at 11 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

East Feliciana Public Transit offers transportation Monday through Friday to East Baton Rouge Parish for the elderly.

Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 for information.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

OCT. 1: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

OCT. 2: 11 a.m., exercise class

Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.