Category Archives: Community News

LSUA Hosts Trick-Or-Treat Street

Goblins and ghouls are out tonight at LSUA.
Dozens of departments, clubs and staff dress for Halloween and hand out candy along a street of sorts set up on campus. People say the decorations are lavish, and the students selected themes for each booth.
Officials say this is a long-standing tradition on campus.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Operation Christmas Child is Underway at Kingsville Baptist Church

Operation Christmas Child is underway to send holiday gifts to children in need. Organizers say it’s very simple. Just fill up a shoe box. Here’s how.

You can call the Kingsville Baptist Church for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Business Alliance Hears from Pineville Mayor, Town Talk GM

In Pineville today, Mayor Clarence Fields describes what’s on deck for his city. He’s the main speaker for the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.

And, the group also heard from the new general manager of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/27/14

Zoo Boo continues through Saturday

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At Zoo Boo, which continues tonight and tomorrow from 6pm to 8:30pm, thousands of candies will be handed out over the three days of trick-or-treating at the Alexandria Zoo.
There are many activities for all ages, all in celebration of fall and Halloween. Children are invited to attend in costume.
Admission is six dollars for everyone, except [...]

Methodist Church Celebrates 10th Pumpkin Patch

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The Methodist church celebrates their tenth year of their pumpkin patch.
Every fall, the First United Methodist Church of Pineville and Alexandria offer the public a pumpkin patch. Students are invited to tour the patch, learn about the different pumpkins, and even pick one out to take home.
Church officials say it’s not just about Halloween, it’s [...]

“Well Ahead” Program Unveiled Today

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A new program is unveiled to help the people of Louisiana make healthier choices. It’s called “Well Ahead” and it’s being led by the Central Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition and nearly everybody can get involved. If you represent childcare centers, hospitals, restaurants, work places, colleges or universities, then this is for you.

The program covers a [...]

Annual Zoo Boo Starts Tomorrow

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It’s very nice weather to get out and the Annual Zoo Boo starts tomorrow night at the Alexandria Zoo from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Sponsored by Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ), the night out features trick or treating with thousands of candy being handed out, a little shop of beauty horrors and a puppet wall, just [...]

Ride For Your Life Aims to Raise Motorcycle Awareness

The “Ride For Your Life” is Saturday to help raise motorist awareness of bikers on the road. It’s sponsored by the Fallen Riders Foundation and Southern Steel.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at AmVets, Post 7 on England Drive.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

Hope House Holds Jambalaya Fundraiser

It’s called the soul food of Louisiana, jambalaya.
The Hope House, a facility for women and children who are homeless, is the site for a fundraiser featuring this favorite food. For seven dollars, you can get the Cajun dish with sides and all the money goes to Hope House.
The jambalaya was donated and prepared by Mike [...]

Avoyelles Head Start Classes Celebrate Food

Head Start classes in Avoyelles Parish are celebrating food.
All week classes are taught by the Southern Ag Center about eating real. This is an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Today, the group from Jack and Jill Head Start learns the art of eating real.

Friday is officially food day. [...]