Around Ascension for March 13, 2024 (copy)

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Glow in the dark egg hunt Saturday

Easter-themed activities including bingo, crafts bunny hopping contest and egg race and hunt are all on tap from 6:30 p.m. to 8:115 p.m. Saturday at Dutchtown Baptist.

The event is at 36495 C. Braud Road, Prairieville. For more information, visit

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Volunteers needed for Rock the Country

Volunteer Ascension is seeking volunteers for the Rock the Country concert April 4-6 in Gonzales.

Check out the volunteer opportunity at

Ascension GOP Roundtable March 20

Cole Myers, the Texas and Louisiana grassroots coordinator for the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action, is the speaker for the March 20 Ascension GOP Roundtable.

The roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30 in Gonzales.

A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in organizational management and political science, Myers marks one year with the NRA in May. Cost for the lunch is $30. Pay with Pay Pal at The event is open to the public and guests are welcome. For reservations, call (225) 921-5187 or email:

St. Amant High plant sale Saturday

St. Amant High’s agriscience department and FFA will host the annual Farmers Market and Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on campus.

In addition to vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit trees and more grown by the Agriscience students, the event includes student projects, an education section for adults and children, a petting zoo, an Easter Bunny visit, and picture backdrops. Shop from over 20 local vendors and food trucks.

Spring Day set at Redemption Church

Redemption Church, 42080 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, is hosting Spring Day from starting at noon Saturday. Free jambalaya lunch plates, games and prizes will be available. And an Easter egg hunt starts at 2 p.m.

Leadership Project needs support

Leadership Ascension’s Project Grounded and Growing is working to highlight the support and resources in Ascension Parish for those in substance abuse recovery. They are working on a beautification project for a local sober living home.

Help support our upcoming yard beautification project for a local sober living home.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.

Drop-off recycling

Residents can drop off their recycling at the Recycling Center at the Department of Public Works headquarters, 42077 Churchpoint Road, in Gonzales. Operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

The new recycling center in Donaldsonville is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The West Ascension Recycling Center, 2171 Thibaut Drive, accepts cardboard, plastics, newspapers and magazines, metal, automobile tires, scrap paper, cartons, scrap metal and white goods.

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