The city of St. Gabriel is inviting the public to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sunshine Park at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The new park, 2125 Ravier Lane, is part of the 2012 Beautification Initiative, an effort by city leaders to establish and maintain recreational grounds in the Sunshine community.

Sunshine Park, which took more than a year to build, features two full-size basketball courts, a state-of-the-art playground area as well as covered pavilion for both public and private use.

In addition to city leaders, state representatives and parish officials are among the roster of featured guests.

All aboard for Addis!

Photographs and stories from the past 100 years of Addis history are on display at the West Baton Rouge Museum to mark the centennial of the town’s founding.

The exhibit also features a grand two-rail O-scale model railroad on loan from Greater Baton Rouge Railroaders. The 8-by-4-foot exhibit was designed by Steve Griggs and Jim Buchtel using recycled components.

The railroad has been important to the growth of Addis, as many of the first buildings were constructed for the railroad and the business it brought to the town.

The Addis exhibit will be on display until Nov. 15.

Krewe seeks new members

The Krewe of Comogo has membership openings for its 2016 Carnival season.

The krewe hosts a nighttime parade, now in its fourth year. The 2015 parade featured floats made by Edward Earl Comeaux, family and friends. New floats have been built for the 2016 season.

The Krewe of Comogo also hosts a gala on Shrove Monday, the Monday before Fat Tuesday.

Anyone interested in joining can visit the group’s website at for information.

WBR Senior Spirit plans trip

An overnight trip to St. Landry, Calcasieu and Cameron parishes is planned for WBR Senior Spirit members for Nov. 14-15.

The trip includes an overnight stay in Eunice, where the group will visit the Jean Lafitte National Park, have dinner at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard, and visit the Liberty Theater that evening.

The trip also includes stops in Lake Charles and Lafayette for meals and tours at local attractions and historic spots.

Call Carolyn Dupuy at St. John Baptist Catholic Church at (225) 749-2189 for more information and to reserve a seat.

The total cost of the trip is $125 per person, which includes motor coach, overnight stay at Day’s Inn, three meals, tour guide and admission costs for the various sites planned on the outing.

The registration and payment deadline is Oct. 30.

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