Local events we’ve discussed on-air…
Cold Weather Drive!
Volunteers of America are holding a Cold Weather Drive now through November 30th. You can drop off new or gently used blankets, coats, hats, gloves, socks and other items to help those experiencing homelessness. Drop location is 3704 Coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria, Pick-up is available. For more information call 318-442-8026.
Multi-Parish Food Drive!
Schools in Avoyelles , Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, and Vernon Parishes are collecting food donations for the Food Bank until the second week of December! Until the designated weigh-day for each parish, students are asked to bring in non-perishable items and canned goods to their school. The elementary school, junior high and high school in each parish that collects the most food will receive a cash award from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe that they may use however they choose.
Food Drive Pick up schedule….
Monday, December 11 – Natchitoches Parish Schools
Tuesday, December 12 – Avoyelles Parish Schools
Wednesday, December 13 – Vernon Parish Schools
Thursday, December 14 –Grant Parish Schools
Friday, December 15 – Rapides Parish Schools
CARE-A-VAN Health Screenings and Family Fun Day!
Louisiana Healthcare Connections CARE-A-VAN will be at the Charles Hayward Activity Center in Alexandria on Saturday, December 9th from 11am until 2pm. There will be free health screenings, COVID and Flu vaccinations, health information, Family fun, food and prizes. For more details visit LouisianaHealthConnect.com
Don’t let the word “Recovery” fool you! Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered 12 Step Recovery Program for ALL of life’s hurts, hang up and habits. Yes, it can provide freedom and healing from chemical dependency but it can also provide freedom and healing from issues such as divorce, grief, depression, anxiety, food issues, anger issues, sexual addiction, and so much more!
We meet every Monday at Word of Grace Ministries from 6pm-8pm. We have Large Group from 6-7pm, then Gender, Issue Specific Small Groups from 7pm-8pm.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us!
Ugly Sweater FUN RUN and Dance Party!
Join the Junior League of Alexandria’s Ugly Sweater FUN RUN and Dance Party on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 am in front of Alexandria City Hall! Dust off that holiday sweater, sweatshirt, or t-shirt, and bring along your friends (furry and non-furry) and family! The run kicks off at 9:30 am. Registration is $30 and benefits the Junior League of Alexandria community programs. Register now to reserve your spot at alexwinterfete.com
Online Parents’ Guidance!
Avoyelles Parish Schools has partnered with parents guidance.org to deliver online presentations to assist with well-being of our children! Topics to be discussed include bullying, depression, substance use, suicide information, grief and more. These presentations be monthly through June 2024. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
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