Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

The East Feliciana 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 start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.

Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana transit system.

For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

TUESDAY: games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., cancer services followed by an Easter party

APRIL 2: 11 a.m. devotional, followed by blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m.

APRIL 3: closed for Good Friday.

Flocking fundraiser

Slaughter Community Charter School’s Knights baseball team is hosting its first Flamingo Flocking fundraiser.

Residents are invited to participate by donating $25 to have a flock of pink plastic flamingos “roost” in any yard within East Feliciana Parish for 24 hours. Student and business prices are available.

All proceeds help the SCCS Knights pay for needed baseball equipment, Katie LeDoux, fundraising coordinator, said.

Order forms are available online by visiting, the SCCS Facebook page or by calling LeDoux at (225) 405-1176.

Flamingos must be ordered by Tuesday.

Jackson Easter Parade

The Lions Club invites businesses, churches, clubs, horse clubs, organizations, schools and residents to participate Saturday, April 4, in the third annual Jackson Easter Parade.

There are no registration fees required to enter, and floats and entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The parade will roll at 2 p.m., with Marshal Joe Brine and the East Feliciana High School marching band leading the procession.

In recognition of Jackson’s 200th birthday, the parade theme is “Hoppin’ Through the Decades.”

Community, church and school leaders as well as students and residents will represent a decade in the parade.

Representing the 1990s will be Milton Brown, who is 90; representing the ’80s will be Wilbert Harris; John Travis, the ’70s; the Rev. Richard London, the ’60s; a carload of 1980 Jackson High School graduates, all in their 50s, will represent the ’50s; the Rev. Cary Payton and his wife, Tracy, both in their 40s, will represent the 1940s; Jackson Elementary School Principal Megan Phillips will represent the ’30s; School Board member Melvin Hollins, the ’20s; teens on the EFHS basketball team, elementary school students and youth from Quad Area Head Start in Jackson will represent earlier decades.

If interested in participating, show up and get in line at 1 p.m. on the campus of East Louisiana Mental Health System, 4502 La. 951, in Jackson.

The parade route will have floats circling ELMHS and heading to La. 10, turning left, traveling through Jackson, turning right onto Church Street, traveling four blocks to Pine Street, turning right and heading to Centenary State Historic Site, where the parade will end in time for an Easter egg hunt for participating youth.

ELMHS has requested no gum or beads be thrown onto hospital grounds. Parade officials ask that only Easter or appropriately themed music be played on the floats.

Jackson Town Councilman Rafe Stewart will award gift cards to the best three floats: $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third place. All gift cards will be redeemable at Wal-Mart.

For information, contact Beth Dawson at (225) 719-1743.

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