EASL Squirrel Rodeo Postponed to October 21-22, 2017

NOTE: Due to the weather expected with Tropical Storm Nate, EASL’s annual squirrel rodeo has been postponed to October 21-22. (It’s usually held the first weekend of Squirrel hunting season.) Per Byron Gautreau, chairman of the committee.

INFO: EASL hosts a very unique event on the opening day of squirrel season. It puts on a squirrel rodeo where entrants weigh in squirrels similar to a fishing tournament. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “total weight”, and for “biggest squirrel”. All squirrels are donated, cleaned, and cooked up the next day at a Merle Gautreaux’s house. Every EASL member is invited to enjoy the squirrel stew — and the camaraderie of other members. There is card playing, tall tales told, hors d’oeuvres served, and sometimes a Saints game to enjoy. Todd Braud cooks up the stew, and other members bring the side dishes. The squirrel rodeo is definitely a very unique event, and one that everyone looks forward to in October.

Contact squirrel rodeo chairman Byron Gautreau for details at 225 936 9291 and see the latest EASL “Sportsman” newspaper for rules.

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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