Heritage Ranch holding online fundraiser

Heritage Ranch normally holds an annual gala that raises one-quarter of its annual working funds. Because of COVID-19, the gala has been pushed to March. In its place, the group is hosting a virtual fundraiser with a goal of $34,485 raised by Oct. 1.

It is asking people to consider what they have spent on gala tickets and activities and donate the cash directly. Ways to donate include making a donation at www.hrbr.org/give or www.facebook.com/donate/566897307884260. People can also buy a raffle ticket for $20 for a chance to win a cypress porch swing from The Corbel in St. Francisville. Link is at www.hrbr.org/heritagegala.

Call Vicki Ellis at (225) 938-1709 or email vicki@hrbr.org with questions.

Seeking the top citizen

The Rotary Club of Zachary is seeking nominations for the 2021 Zachary Citizen of the Year.

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Nominees should be a Zachary resident who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Life is consistent with the philosophy of Rotary: “Service above Self”
  • Volunteers and is active in the community and civic organizations
  • Has contributed to the community on a consistent basis
  • Touched the lives of other residents
  • May have represented Zachary or the interests of Zachary on a state or national level
  • Made contributions to the community above and beyond his or her job or position
  • Displays characteristics of leadership, compassion, strong moral character, and a desire to make Zachary a better place to live.

Nominations can be submitted by writing a brief outline of the accomplishments of the nominee to one of the following: Scott Buzhardt, sbuz80@bellsouth.net; Mack Lea, mleadvm@cox.net; Brent Fuselier, bfuselier@aol.com; or Charlene Smith, charlenemcsmith@gmail.com.

Nominations will close during the first week of October. 

Elections delayed

The Oct. 9 election has moved to Nov. 13 and the Nov. 13 election to Dec. 11 because of Hurricane Ida recovery. 

Send news and events for the Zachary area to zachary@theadvocate.com by noon Friday or call (225) 388-0731.