Archives for June 2014

EASL Supports Proposed Ascension Rec Plan

Ascension deserves better recreation now!  On June 16th at the EASL general meeting, the EASL Board of Directors voted to support the proposed Ascension Recreational plan and the proposed funding needed to support it. EASL is asking the Ascension Parish Council to approve bringing the proposed millage to the voters in the Fall.

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Express your opinion to your council member or go to the Council Meeting on Thursday, June 19th at 6:00 pm – Ascension Parish Courthouse @ 1210 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737.

The proposal is for a dedicated fund for recreation. It will be supported by a 5 mill property tax, costing $3.13 to $5.21 per month for the average homeowner which is about the cost of one or two gallons of gasoline.
The Plan Includes:
● Upgrades for every local park
● 4 New Splash Parks
● Jogging and Hiking Trails throughout the Parish
● New Kayak/Boat launches/Waterway Access
● Fishing Ponds and Campgrounds
● Big Park at the Donaldsonville Fairgrounds (Splash Park, Softball, Soccer, Baseball Fields. Basketball Courts)
● Ascension Recreation Complex-East Bank (Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball Fields. Basketball, Volleyball Courts)
● Performing Arts Theatre
● Outdoor Amphitheater
● Expanded Shooting Range

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EASL Kids Fishing Rodeo Set for August 2

EASL’s 54th Kids Fishing Rodeo Set for Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Twin Lakes in Dutchtown (where Hwy 74 crosses I-10). FREE to all Kids 2 thru 14 years of age.  Easl Fishing Rodeo 2014 Flyer


•Registration starts at 6:30 am

•Fishing is from 7:00 am – 9:00 am

•Several age groups and prize categories, so even the “little ones” can win.

•Trophies awarded immediately after tally of results.

•Lots of door prizes for all age groups.

•FREE hot dogs, jambalaya and kool-aid while the judges tally the result

To Parents:
•Kids must bring their own rod and reel or cane pole and must use live bait (crickets, worms, etc.) No artificial lures allowed.

•Bring a bucket for the fish and a couple of chairs.

•Keep all fish that are caught, no matter how small (sorry, no turtles or eels)

•Kids are allowed to fish with only one rod and reel or cane poles

•Parents may help bait the hook and cast but the kids must land the fish.

•Parents do not have to be EASL members for their kids to fish.

*Children must never be left unattended*

For more information contact Ryan Schilling (225)413-9193

Kids Fishing Rodeo girl angler