The Sixth annual Pelican Point Hot to Trot fundraiser is set from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Burnside subdivision. Proceeds from the event, which features a run, raffles and pancake breakfast, benefit the Fifth Ward Volunteer Fire Department.

The Pelican Point Golf Community Home Owners Association is the sponsor.

Call Julia Frank at (225) 473-0004.

Garden contest deadline

Wednesday is the deadline to enter the LSU Agricultural Center Ascension Parish Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H members. Gardens will be judged in mid-May.

To register, call (225) 621-5799.

Theater workshops set

Drama Kids International is operating Ascension Community Theatre’s summer camps, ACT officials have announced.

The drama workshops will be held June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28 in Gonzales.

Instruction will include tips on writing, movement, vocal techniques and design of sets, props and costumes.

Youths ages 3 to 18 can attend a one-week session for a $250 fee.

Call (225) 571-2573 or email

Crawfish boil fundraiser

Leadership Ascension’s Fit Ascension Project is hosting a family crawfish boil fundraiser Saturday at Don’s Seafood Hut in Gonzales.

Fit Ascension is raising money to add seven outdoor fitness stations at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center’s lake, Leadership Ascension representatives said in a news release.

Leadership Ascension is a program conducted by the Ascension Chamber of Commerce.

The crawfish boil, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature food, music by the Eddie Smith Band and inflatables for children.


Credit repair seminar

The Bayou Lafourche Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will sponsor a free Credit Repair and Identity Theft seminar at 6 p.m. May 2 at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St.

Call Robyn Penn Delaney at (225) 717-1134.

Gospel concert May 4

The Lighthouse Gospel Singers will headline the Gospel Music in the Park Concert set for May 4 in Jambalaya Park in Gonzales.

Organizer Darryl Hambrick said the concert, set from noon to 8 p.m., will feature choirs, singers, dancers and puppets.

For information, call Hambrick at (225) 910-3302.

Troop care package drive

It’s not too late to donate personal care items to the Ascension Veterans Associations’ Troop Care Package project.

DVDs, puzzle books, body wash, sunblock, eye drops, deodorant, protein powder and granola bars are just a few of the items the group is collecting to send to members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 922nd Horizontal Engineer Co. stationed in Kuwait, said Brent Gautreau, group president.

Items can be dropped off at the Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting at 6 p.m. May 6 at the VFW hall on Churchpoint Road. Call Gautreau at (225) 485-7875.

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, Deadline: noon Wednesday.