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New Zachary Food Bank Unveiled...................... 1 Circle A Maintenance.......................................... 1 In Our Schools.................................................. 3,4 RACZ Fashion For Charity................................. 6 Classifieds ........................................................... 7 Community ........................................................8
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New Zachary Food Bank Unveiled
First class facility is the culmination of years of volunteering and fund-raising In the past year, the City of Zachary in conjunction with multiple civic organizations began devising a plan to replace the dilapidated Zachary Food Pantry on Rollins Rd with a new state of the art facility to assist members of the community most in need of nutritional assistance. On Monday, June 10, the new Zachary Food Bank was officially unveiled to the public. In the past few months Zachary collected over 40,000 pounds of food and raised over $30,000 for the new Zachary Food Bank through events such as “Pack the Pantry” and “Empty Bowls.” “The Zachary Community has overwhelmingly supported this food drive, and it has been incredible to see the businesses and individuals– young and old alike–come together for this worthy cause. We are fortunate to live in a community where people have a desire and willingness to help others,” said Mayor David Amrhein. The Zachary Food Pantry hands out meals, sundries and paper products to qualified families every Tuesday, from 9 - 11 a.m. at 5746 Rollins Road. If anyone is hungry or a family is in need, call the Zachary Com-
Empty bowls, sponsored by the Zachary High School Art Department was created so communities of artists could come together to support their local food banks. Empty Bowls hosted a dinner donated with Cajun Catch Gumbo, Bunny Bread and Raisin Canes tea. Participants got to pick out one hand created bowl made by a local artist, teacher, or Zachary High Student. All proceeds went to the Zachary Community Food Pantry. The food pantry can take a $10.00 donation and make it stretch to over $100 worth of food! This year they were happy to announce that Empty Bowls Zachary, along with Art Teacher Chloe Aguillard and her committee, delivered a check in the amount of $2,800.00 to the Zachary Food Pantry on Wednesday, May 29.
munity Center at 654-3164, since the Zachary Food Pantry does not have a listed phone number at the new lo-
Members of the Rotary Club of Zachary volunteered to landscape the Zachary Food Pantry on Saturday, May 4. They were, front, from left: Brandy Westmoreland, Jill McGraw, Abigail Ashley, Dan Dry, BREC’s District Horticulture Foreman, Brent Bradley, Kalea and Paige Marionneaux, Caden Jeter and Dylan Marionneaux. Back, from left: Ed Canning, David Thornton, Brent Fuselier, Scott Buzhardt, Bill Gaines, Keith Wahoske, Francis Nezianya, Jordan Boudreaux, Tim Losavio, Josh Deter, John Dry, Mark Marionneaux and Gwen Fuselier.
cation, or call the Zachary Police Department at 654-9393 or the Zachary Fire Department, 654-0026. Food
barrels are located at Bank of Zachary on Main Street and Winn-Dixie on Hwy. 19
Circle A Maintenance: Helping Cool Us Down During Hot Summers
By James Ronald Skains
Chances are that the ice cream cones you have bought in Louisiana, south Mississippi, south Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida at Sonic Drive-Inns or Dairy Queen has a Zachary connection. Circle A Maintenance located on McHost Road is a Distributor for Electro Freeze, one of the leading national manufacturers of Soft Serve Ice Cream & Custard, Shake, Frozen Daiquiri, Slush and Italian Water Ice machines. “We not only sell and install Electro Freeze machines in parts of 4 states, but we also train the people how to operate
and take care of the machines,” Darren David told the Zachary Post. “Some of our major customers are Sonic, DQ or Dairy Queen, Ryan’s Buffet, Rally’s and Checkers. Usually the machines are shipped from the factory to us and then we deliver and install, and train their people. Normally we are at a new installation for at least a half day, if not a full day.” David grew up working in his family’s air conditioning and refrigeration business. 26 years ago, at age 19, David became the youngest licensed state contractor in any trade in Louisiana.
Darren David on left and son Trey David on right in front of an Electro Freeze machine.
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That was the year that he started his own AC/Heating/Refrigeration business doing both residential and commercial work with one truck. “We still do some AC & heating work and refrigeration locally. However, our main focus now is on selling, installing, and maintaining the Electro Freeze machines from Zachary to Lake Charles to New Orleans to Pensacola, Florida to Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi and all points in between,” David related. “If you don’t enjoy getting a phone call at 2 PM on a Friday afternoon and then have to drive to Mobile to service an Electro Freeze machine, then you probably won’t be very successful in this business. We are very passionate about our business and giving our customers the very best service pos-
sible. When I travel to either install or service a machine, I try to make it as much as an adventure as possible by taking different routes and always trying to find a good restaurant in the area for a sit down meal.’’ To improve his capability of presenting a full picture of his Electro Freeze Machines to his clients, David and his wife, Renee’ and two sons opened Yogurt Bayou just east of Zachary High School on Main Street in downtown Zachary. “There is no better way to demonstrate a machine to a prospective client than to show him your own machine in operation,” David pointed out. “When they can see one in action and all the moving parts inside, and know that you have bought a machine for yourself to operate in a business similar to theirs; then you have established a comfortable relationship with your customer.” “Some of these Electro Freeze Machines are not cheap. It’s almost like
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buying a new car, so your client needs to have a high degree of confidence that once he purchases a machine it will operate efficiently without a lot of down time for repairs or service.” Yogurt Bayou (YB) was opened in November of 2011. YB changes their flavors of the week each Friday. “We started Yogurt Bayou with the anticipation that it would help us in sales and service with our Electro Freeze machines. But we have been surprised at the amount of retail business that we have done in our first year and half of operation,’’ David acknowledged. David’s two sons have followed in his footsteps in learning the art and science of keeping ice cream machines running and making money for their owners. Trey has been working full time in the family owned and operated business for four years. He is the job scheduler and supervisor. Lance, the younger son has been working two years and is a machine technician. “The Electro Freeze machines were originally developed to meet the needs of Dairy Queen Restaurants,’’ Trey told us. “The reason that you can hold a DQ ice cream cone upside down is because of the pressure of the machine. The pressure packs the ice cream in place. You can actually put in one gallon of product and get out a pound and a half of ice cream.” “The Electro Freeze machines are made in Moline, Illinois. They are located directly across the street from John Deer Tractor Company, which I thought was ironic. We have been to the manufacturing facility several times.” “Technology is being upgraded with these Electro Freeze machines such as having it computer controlled so that someone with an I-Pad or phone can monitor the machine as to how it is running and also when it needs more product,” Trey pointed out. “We are
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going to Dallas today to get a firsthand view of some of the new technology.” “Most people in Zachary don’t realize that a small company like ours has such a far reach in clientele in four states,” Darren David concluded. “If anyone in our territory in those states wants an Electro Freeze machine or parts, then they have to work through us here in Zachary, so sometimes it gets pretty busy around our office.”
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In Our Schools
Lane Regional Auxiliary Awards Zachary Scholar Hope Yantis is the recipient of the 2013 Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship. Hope, a 2013 graduate of Zachary High School, is the daughter of Craig and Linda Yantis of Zachary. An outstanding student, Hope has a 4.0 grade point average and is ranked 1st in her class. She was awarded several academic honors at Zachary High School, including Principal’s List and the Bronco Scholar Award. Hope plans to attend Louisiana State University to major in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to excelling academically, Hope had a very busy extracurricular schedule. As a 4-year member of the ZHS Varsity Soccer Team, she earned several honors and awards including being named to the All-District Team and the Academic All-State Team. Her essay, “What Makes a Good Teacher”, was published in the United States National Achievement Yearbook and she received numerous awards for her art projects. Hope attends The Rock Church and is very active in children’s ministry and youth group. She has also volunteered her time for Make a Difference Day and Special Olympics, and raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Each year, the Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary awards a $2800 scholarship to a high school graduating senior who is interested in entering the healthcare field. To qualify the applicant must be a resident of Lane’s service area, Hospital Service District #1, and must have maintained at least an A-B average in high school.
Zachary High School students were acknowledged for their reading efforts at the STARS OF AR “The Magic of Reading” program in May. For meeting all 2nd semester AR goals the students attended a magic show featuring MAGIC BY TIM’s magician Tim Gaines, a 1995 graduate of ZHS. Students also received door prizes from Raising Cane’s, Fox’s Pizza Den and the school’s Bronco Bucks program. For more information about magic shows performed by Tim, visit www.magicbytim.com. Above: Terri Honore being “tricked” by magician Tim Gaines
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Local Students Win 2013 Georgia Pacific Scholarship
Sarah Hahn, a senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Baton Rouge has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. She is the daughter of Susie and Michael Hahn. Susie is an Administrative Assistant at the Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson Operations. Also awarded a scholarship was Gerald Tate Sibley, a senior at Walker High School in Walker. He is the son of Seth and Julie Jones. Seth is an Operator in the Towel Area at the Port Hudson mill. Each year the company awards 50 scholarships to the children of employees across the country. In addition, the Port Hudson Operations provides a non-endowed scholarship for a Zachary High student planning to study Engineering at Louisiana State University. This year two scholarships were awarded. Nicholas Maxey will be attending LSU in the Electrical Engineer-
ing program and Lyle Tynes will be entering the Chemical Engineering Program. “For more than 20 years, Georgia-Pacific has recognized the hard work and academic success of our employees’ children,” said Keith Wahoske, Vice President Port Hudson Operations. “Supporting education has always been an emphasis for Georgia-Pacific because we believe higher education is vital for building a stronger community,” said Wahoske. The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees’ Children is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time employees of Georgia-Pacific in the United States. The award is $2,000 per year for up to four years of full time college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever
Keith Wahoske presented Charles Koch’s book, The Science of Success, to scholarship recipients Sarah Hahn (BR Magnet HS), Gerald Tate Sibley (Walker HS, Nicholas Maxey (Zachary HS) and Lyle Tynes (Zachary HS), from left, at a reception held in their honor. These area students are recipients of the 2013 GP scholarships.
occurs first, for a total maximum award of $8,000. Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarships are examples of the types of critical needs community investments made by Georgia-Pacific, and other companies owned by Koch Industries. Nationally, Koch companies
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Superior Ford in Zachary welcomes Richard Hitt to their staff as Finance Sales Manager. Originally from New York state, Hitt came down to Louisiana in 1992 to attend Nicholls State University. He met his wife, Tara, while attending college. In 2003, he began his automotive career after graduating college and has worked in the industry since. He and his wife live in Baton Rouge with their four children: Taylor, 19; Olivia, 16; Austin, 7; and Grant, 3. Richard has been working at Superior Ford since April 1, 2013.
Lane Behavioral Health Expands with Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program
Lane Regional Medical Center announced today the expansion of Lane Behavioral Health outpatient services. In addition to its regular outpatient treatment program, Lane Behavioral Health Services now offers an outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program for adults experiencing acute mental health crisis, such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorders and behavioral problems related to neurologicalcognitive deficits and other medical conditions. The Partial Hospitalization Program is a 5-day Intensive Outpatient Program requiring a physician referral. Depending on the physician assessment, it is often a viable alternative to inpatient
hospitalization. Symptoms may include: • Depression: Inability to experience pleasure, • Avoidance: Staying in bed, withdrawing from friends or normal routines, decrease in daily functioning • Anxiety: Panic attacks, racing thoughts, apprehension, dread, restlessness, feeling trapped, excessive worry, sleep disturbance • Eating Disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, purging, rumination • Schizophrenia For more information, please call 225-658-6640 to schedule a confidential assessment.
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RACZ Hosts Fashion For Charity Week
The 1st Annual Fashion For Charity Week (FFCW) presented by Heiress Productions took place June 2-8 for a week-long, unforgettable event of couture, elegance and style! “Changing Communities Through Fashion and the Arts” was this year’s event theme. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ). “RACZ is a volunteer-run organization; therefore, we rely heavily on donations and fundraising. We are very excited about this event because it not only supports our organization, but also reinforces and promotes our mission to enrich our community through the fine arts!”, said Joy Petty, President of Regional Arts Council of Zachary. Inspired by couture fashion events in New York, London and Paris, a series of city-wide events are planned that will increase public awareness, image and involvement of couture fashion and the arts within the local community, as well as on a statewide stage.
Pictured Above: Margaret Harmon presenting award of “Most Outstanding Contributor to the Arts” to Joy Petty Pictured Above: Luncheon participants: Ken Wicker, Linda Wicker, Landon Petty, Brenda Birdwell, Joy Petty, and Roy Birdwell
Pictured Above: RACZ Board members: Tom Jones, Thais Perkins, Joy Petty, Margaret Harmon, and Sylvia Wahoske
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Galilee Baptist Entertains the Crowds
Legendz Not Just about Sports Legendz 11U Blue takes a weekend off to give back and learn about something other than baseball! On Saturday May 4, 2013 the team spent the day volunteering at this years St Jude Dream Day Fishing Galore in Clinton,La. Pictured are from l-r back row- Evan Landry, Jacob Ragsdale, Dylan Sarrazin, Colin Sarrazin, Derek Lathon, Joseph Thompson. Front row- Lane Watts, Easton Rish, Jayden Williams, Dax Delapasse, Kyle Landry, Kyle Rogillio
Galilee Baptist Academy’s Preschool performed “The Sling Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, Tuesday May 14th. The program was a great success with students dressing up in Old Testament costumes to tell the story of David and Goliath.
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