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THE TIMES, MARCH 22, 2018 PAGE 2 Out and About with John Johnson March 25, Ponchatoula Farmer's Market 12pm- 4pm Ponchatoula Country Market, E Pine St, Ponchateula, Stop by and see what treasures you can find at our weekly farmer's market! Open every Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm. On the porch behind Ponchatoula Country Market and in the covered parking area. Contact per- sons: Rebecca Deibel (504-390-5769) or Nancy Gephart (985-222-4526). You can also visit us on Facebook at: https//www.facebook.com/PCMFarmersMarket or e- mail us at:PCMFarmersMarket@gmail.com. Vendors and customers feel free to contact us with any ques- tions. March 27, Berries and Business Breakfast Series #1 7:30am - 9:30am at the First Baptist Church 325 E Pine St Ponchateula, All members are invited to join us to learn new and exciting ways to boost your business and enjoy breakfast provided by our sponsors. RSVP is required, and can be done by contacting the Chamber Office at 985-386-2536. March 30 Ponchatonla Roller Rink presents The Easter Brunchl0:30am - 12:30pm 22024 Hwy 22, Pon- chatoula the Ponchatoula Roller Rink is going to have there lsi; Easter Brunch. Ticket Price is $9.50 per child but this includes one adult.Bring your own camera or phone for photos. Thickets purchased @ 22024 Hwy 22 Ponchatoula. 985-370-2560. Come visit the Easter bunny, grab some breakfast, decorate an egg and skate too. Only 80 tickets will be sold for this event so pre- purchase. Miz Maudie entertains seniors Miz Maudie, local storyteller and humorist, is pictured being escorted to the microphone Thurs- day at Salt Triad Expo held for seniors at the Pon- chatoula Community Center. (Courtesy Photo) PHS enjoying a winning season Ponchatoula Softball went 2-1 last week to make the record 12-6 for the season. Go out and support your Green Wave Softball and Baseball. Both well-coached teams are doing re- ally well this year. (Times Photo by John Beadle) Stars and stripes The Senior Crime Prevention Expo was held this past Thursday at the Ponchatoula Commu- nity Center honoring our local military veterans and first responders. The event was well attend- ed and was hosted by Tangipahoa Parish Triad, S.A.L.T. (Seniors and lawmen together) and was sponsored by Tangipahoa SheriffDaniel Edwards, TPSO and many volunteers, with donations by over 18 local organizations, vendors, and numer- ous exhibitors. Keeping Ponchatoula patriotic, the Ponchatoula JR. R.O.T.C. was in attendance to present the colors and all branches of the mili- tary were separately honored. l II March 31 Easter Extravaganza 9am- 1 lam at Park, Ponchatoula, la. Bring the kids and the whole family to spend the day with the Easter Bunny at the EAS- TER EXTRAVAGANZA. Saturday March 31, 2018, the First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula will have a Bounce House, live music and Easter stories for the kids. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt that starts at 9:30, face painting and a petting zoo. This is a free event open to ages birth to 12 years old. March 31- Classic Car Cruise Night, 5pm - 9pm P0n- chatoula Walmart-1331 Hwy 51 North, Ponchateula, La. Start our weekends off right. Come on out and view your favorite Classic Cars. This event will be held the last Saturday night of months March thru October. Lo- cation directions: From 1-55 (exit 26) La 22 E, then left onto Hwy 51 N 1/2 mile on the right April5 Spring Garden Day-Tangi Pa i'shMaster Gar- deners Associationlpm - 7pm 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite, La. 70422.Florida Parishes Arena. Activities will include kids' activities, plant sales, educational exhibits and presentations, a plant swap-bring a plant, get a plant, a center for plant diagnostics and recommendations, as well as a variety of commercial vendors and food concessions. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle-from a bicycle to a bus. Bring your friends and the kids to an afternoon of all things plants and fun. Honoring our military veterans and first responders Local dignitaries came together with first re- sponders, business leaders, professionals, volun- teers, hospital representatives, along with other numerous agencies to protect the welfare of our seniors. The community came out in full force to promote senior safety and awareness this last Thursday at the Ponchatoula Community Cen- ter. Pictured (left to right) 7th Ward Marshal Pat Farris, Ponchatoula Community Center Staff Member Jeff Huff, Ponchatoula Mayor Bob Zab- bia, Ponchatoula Farmers Market Co-Assistant Manager Nancy Gephart, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edw ards, Tangipahoa Sheriff De- partment Detective Raymond Mauterer. (Times Photo by Amy Brennan) Garden of the Month Gardenettes March Garden of the Month was awa a'ed to Molly, Jeff and Caroline Bordelon Weldon Circle, Ponchatoula. Presenting the award were Gardenette President Anna Poland, Sonya Avery, Pat Walsh, Sonya Avery, Ellen Pusey and Jane O'Flynn. Their landscaping included palm trees, azaleas, daylillies, crepe myrtle, Loropeta. lum, ginger, yellow Iris, knock-out roses, among others. Gardenettes are members of District VI: Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc Deep South Garden Clubs Inc and National Garden Clubs Inc. Welcoming seniors to S.A.L.T. Pictured (left to right) Tangi Triad S.A.L.T. (seniors and lawmen together) Rep- resentative Earl Miller and S k.L.T Representa- tive Bonnie Thibodaux. (Times Photo by Amy Brennan) SUBSCRIBE TODAY for ONLY $25 per year CALL (985) 386- 2877 March 24, 2018 8am - 12pm Looking for volunteers to assist in cleaning the road and waterways Lunch will be provided jiste l volunteer Registe 24TM MARCH 2018 LE FLEUR DE LIS 6:00 PM TILL 10:00 PM FORMALLY KNOWAS FEBRUARY FUN FEVER live& Mle.t &llctlelt PONCHATOULA NEEDS YOU TO BE A SUPER HEROlll COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE DC OR MARVEL SUPER HERO JOIN THE PONCHATOULA CHAMBER FOR MARVEL-OUS MARCH MADNESS. BE A SUPER HERO AND HELP US RAISE THE MONIES TO PROMOTE PONCHATOULA. THIS FUNDRAISER PAYS FOR OUR BILLBOARDS, INTERSTATE SIGNS AND HELPS US PROMOTE OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES WITH PRINTED ADVERTISING MATERIALS TICKETS AVAILABLE IN CHAMBER OFFICE OR ONLINE AT EVENTBKITE Times Internet Edition -- www.ponchatoula.com/ptimes E-Mail: editor@ponchatoula.com or timesofindependence@gmail.com