October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is hoping to bring attention to domestic violence in the area by hosting a Take Back the Night Event at Jambalaya Park. 

This year’s version of the event is scheduled to have free jambalaya put together by APSO and these speakers and performances: 


Kenny Matassa, Parish President

Jeff Wiley, Ascension Parish Sheriff

Barney Arceneaux, Gonzales Mayor

Michael Lambert, Sorrento Mayor

Leroy Sullivan, Donaldsonville Mayor

Performances by:

Donaldsonville High School JrROTC, Sgt, Bruce Johnson

Dutchtown High School Band, Ms. Bell

East Ascension High School Interact Club, Lauren Rodrigue

St. Amant High School Choir, Sarah Brey

According to the Violence Policy Center, “more than 90 percent of women murdered by men are killed by someone they know.”