Category Archives: Community News

Contract Delayed with CenLA Community Foundation

The Alexandria City Council delays action on a contract with the Central Louisiana Community Foundation for it to run the performing arts center. Mayor Jacques Roy says he wanted arts groups to have a chance to peruse the three-year contract.
The center had been the responsibility of the Arts Council, which folded into the community foundation [...]

Parks Open Pools And New Water Playground For Memorial Day Weekend And Summer

[ May 24, 2014 to May 26, 2014. ] A new water feature is available for visitors to St. Bernard State Park this summer with the opening of a water playground. The water playground, which opened in early May, replaces the swimming pool, and will offer dumping buckets, water cannons and jet sprays.

The Office of State Parks is opening swimming pools for the Memorial [...]

FREE Sno-Cones at the Pelican State CU Sno-Shack Takeover!


[ May 20, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Pelican State Credit Union is giving away free sno-cones to every single person who visits the Sno-Shack on S. MacArthur Drive from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

The drive-thru Sno-Shack is locally owned and operated by Doug and Tami Oliver. It is located at 2960 S. MacArthur Drive across from Academy and [...]

Bag of Donuts to Perform at Paragon

[ May 23, 2014; ] MARKSVILLE, La – Officials from Paragon Casino Resort are proud to announce that party band, Bag of Donuts, will be performing on Friday, May  23 at 8 pm in the Mari Showroom. Tickets are $10 and are currently on sale.

Bag of Donuts is an outrageous party band that performs hits from the 60’s through today’s [...]

Habitat for Humanity Hamburger & Sausage on a Stick Fundraiser

[ May 17, 2014; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Who:  Habitat for Humanity
What:  Hamburger and Sausage on a Stick Sale
Where:  Sam’s Wholesale (Alexandria, LA)
When:  Saturday, May 17, 2014 (10:30 AM-1:30 PM)
Why:  Complete rehab project
How:  Hamburger Dinners $5; Sausage on Stick $7.  Both include all the trimmings, chips and drink.

2nd Annual Love Your Kidneys 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/ Walk


[ June 14, 2014; ] The “Love Your Kidneys” 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk raises money for the programs and services of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. There are over 8,000 dialysis patients in Louisiana and another 460,000 living with chronic kidney disease. Every dollar of the funds raised will support patients living in CENLA and [...]

Disabled Amercan Veterans Mobile Service to Travel around LA

[ May 30, 2014; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know…and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and [...]

AUSA Movie Night Features “Captain America”

[ May 17, 2014; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Leonidas Polk Chapter of the Association of the United States Army “Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier” is sponsoring the outdoor movie “Captain America” at Hodges Gardens State Park on May 17, 2014 @ 8PM for National Armed Forces Day.  Admission and concessions are free.


Avoyelles Parish Events May 2014

[ May 7, 2014 to May 24, 2014. ] Tourism Awareness Press Conference, May 7, 2014 8am
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Avoyelles Commission of Tourism
Cochon de Lait Festival, May 8-11, 2014
1832 L’Eglise Street, Mansura LA   71350
Native American Days, May 9, 2014
Marksville State Historic Site
837 Martin Luther King Dr, Marksville LA   71351
$4 adults (over 62, under 13 free)
Reservations 888.253.8954
Lunch and Learn, May 13, 2014
Simple Self Defense
Avoyelles Commission [...]

Cenla Small Businesses Receive Awards

CenLa Small Business Week is celebrated with awards and lunch.
The festivities are held at the business incubator, where start-ups receive help and instruction from experts. The advisers say this is a non-threatening way for small businesses to begin their work, try out various models and recruit employees.
Awards are given to the best of the best [...]