No burning in effect

Livingston Parish issued a parishwide burn ban that started Sept. 27. It will remain in effect until further notice because of continued dry weather conditions. 

Festival weekend

The Denham Springs Fall Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Denham Springs Antique District. The event is free and will have more than 150 vendors, food, a kids zone, live music and Pet Spooktacular Costume Contest. Visit for information.

Also Saturday, the Livingston Parish Fair will kick off its 82nd year. Visit to see specifics about ages, times, fees and events. The forms page has information about entry in various competitions.

Blessing of the Animals

From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St., Denham Springs, will hold a Blessing of the Animals. In between the two sessions, the Baton Rouge Zoo will have a presentation, hot dogs will be served, the Denham Springs Animal Shelter will have potential pets available, and the new church buildings will be open for tours. Visit City of Walker Animal Control on Facebook to see a flier with details, including a list of items sought to help the shelter.

Fall activities in sight

Activities later in October include:

Oct. 18: The first Jackette Alumni Game. Former members will dance at halftime of the Denham Springs High vs. Zachary High football game. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Visit DSHS Jackettes on Facebook for details.

Oct. 19: Walker High School Softball Alumni Game. All alumnae are welcome. Contact Hali Fletcher at or (225)278-9321 to register.

Oct. 20: New this year at the French Settlement Creole Festival is a cornhole tournament and mini-pot cook-off. 

Oct. 26: The Livingston Parish Book Festival is set. Visit for details.

Nov. 2: The Veterans Parade will start at 11 a.m. in Walker. A family event will be held after at Sidney Hutchinson Park. It will have music, food and craft vendors and a display of military equipment. Bring lawn chairs but no ice chests. Parade participants must have an American theme. Deadline to sign up for vendors and the parade is Oct. 23. Contact Katie Leonard at (225) 279-6785 or or contact Sam Caruso at (225) 274-5800 or

Nov. 2: The fourth annual Car Show hosted by Revival Temple will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28521 Walker South Road in Walker.

Nov. 8: Girls Night Out in the Denham Springs Antique District is Nov. 8. Tickets are on sale at Mothers and Daughters Gift Shoppe. Residents may also call (225) 791-1116.

Community garden nears

A community garden on site of the Municipal Building on Government Street will break ground soon. Plots will be 4 feet by 6 feet or 4 feet by 12 feet at $20 or $30 for the season of March to March. Email to sign up. Participants will be encouraged to donate their excess supply to Mighty Moms or the food bank at United Methodist Church. A person is sought to design the garden layout. To volunteer, contact (225) 667-8332.

Send news, events and photos for Livingston Parish to by 2 p.m. Friday or call (225) 388-0215.