The Louisiana Bridge Association, along with Alzheimer’s Residential Care Homes, is hosting a day of bridge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie.

Eight games are planned, and players can compete in any or all of the games. Each game will last about 90 minutes and the cost is $10 per game. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to all bridge players free of charge.

Last year, the club raised more than $5,000 toward the $575,000 total donated by the American Contract Bridge League for Alzheimer’s research. For information, call Sharon Henry at (504) 458-5336 or visit

Football camp planned

All-Pro Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will be a guest at the St. Martin’s Episcopal School football camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 27.

The camp is for boys age 9 to 12 and will be held on the school’s Tony Porter Field, 709 Green Acres Road, Metairie.

Coaches at the camp will teach agility drills, conditioning techniques and position-specific fundamentals.

The cost is $25 per person.

For more information, call St. Martin’s football coach Lester Ricard at (225) 803-6675.

4-H inductee

Madge Borne, a retired Jefferson Parish teacher and 4-H volunteer leader, was recently inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony was held at the Louisiana 4-H Museum in Mansura.

The museum was established in 2008 in Avoyelles Parish, where the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program began in 1908.

Borne served as a Jefferson Parish organizational 4-H leader for 17 years and was on the parish 4-H Foundation and advisory boards for three years. She worked on such programs as recruiting fifth-graders into the urban 4-H program and promoting environmental projects including field trips and tree plantings for Arbor Day.

To help members understand environmental responsibility, the club sponsored recycling of newspapers, cans and phone books; and made bird feeders and birdhouses.

Each year, the club also publishes and sells recipes from the club-level commodity cookery and ambassador contest and donates the money to a children’s hospital.

Borne was named the outstanding 4-H leader in 2009, and her club received the Outstanding 4-H Service Award and the first-place club award for 14 years.

“It’s really rewarding to make a difference in the lives of children,” Borne said.

Pet adoption

The Louisiana SPCA will hold a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.

For more information, call (504) 368-5191 visit

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at or by calling (504) 430-8053.