The Health Unit is hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic
COVID-19 vaccines will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gonzales Health Unit through a partnership with Albertsons.
Vaccines will be available for ages 5 and up at the Health Unit, 1024 SE Ascension Complex Blvd.
For more information, call (225) 644-4582.
GOP Roundtable on February Ascension
Rep. Richard Nelson, Louisiana House District 89, will discuss the elimination of corporate and personal income tax, franchise tax, and inventory tax at the Feb. 17 Ascension GOP roundtable. .
The roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, will take place Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn at 30 La. in Gonzales.
Nelson earned a degree in biological engineering from LSU before attending LSU law school. He was selected for the US State Department’s Foreign Service and moved to Washington after graduation.
As a security engineering officer and diplomat, Nelson was tasked with protecting embassies abroad from terrorism and espionage.
In his first posting in Frankfurt, Germany, he worked across Europe, but also volunteered to lead projects in war-torn countries in the Middle East. His next two-year assignment was in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. After returning to Washington, DC, Nelson managed security projects in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. For his work, he was named Engineer of the Year.
Just months before his next overseas assignment, Nelson had the opportunity to move his family home to Mandeville. In 2019, he was elected to represent District 89 in the Louisiana Legislature. In the 2021 legislative session, Nelson drafted a bill that eliminates corporate and personal income tax, franchise tax, and inventory tax. The bill passed the committee with bipartisan support.
The event is open to the public and guests are welcome. The cost of lunch is $25. Advance payment can be made at paypal.Hme/ARW225. Reservations are requested. RSVP to (225) 921-5187 or email: [email protected]
One last ride
East Ascension is planning One Last Stroll to allow alumni and residents to walk the halls of the Gonzales campus before the main building is torn down to make way for a new structure.
Everyone is invited to the all-day event on March 12, which begins at 10 a.m. and will include a school tour, photo station, t-shirt sale, food, video booth and meetings with teachers. Visitors can also donate for the chance to jump in the pond in front of the school, recreating the annual senior tradition of pond jumping.
At 4:30 p.m., a walking parade is planned to the baseball diamond, where a game will take place where the players will wear retro jerseys.
For more information, call the school at (225) 391-6100 visit their Facebook page.
Ascension ICON Singing Competition Audition Set
Young singers are invited to audition for the 2022 Ascension ICON Singing Competition, a fundraiser for the Ascension Fund.
Auditions will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 4 at the DeFrances Academy of Dance Studio in Prairieville.
This 10th annual singing competition is open to students from a parish school in Ascension, public or private, between the sixth and final year. Audition applications can be downloaded from the website at www.ascensionicon.com and submitted by March 1 to The Ascension Fund, PO Box 1420, Gonzales, LA 70707 or via email to [email protected] com.
Ascension ICON is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Ascension Fund, which awarded its first grants to teachers in 1992 and has since awarded more than 1,400 grants representing more than $1.6 million in awards to public schools and teachers. of the region.
For more information, contact Jennifer deFrances at (225) 290-3322.
Registration for Team of Dream baseball is in progress
Registration for Team of Dreams Ascension is open. The All Ability Baseball League serves youth and young adults in Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. This league is for people in wheelchairs or with physical or intellectual disabilities.
To sign up or volunteer, contact Lance Kohan at (225) 354-6243 or email [email protected] or visit go.teamsnap.com/forms/299847.