The public is invited to drop by the Special Event Station Saturday for a ham radio event sponsored by the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS.
St. Mary Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Bayou Teche Bear Festival Kick-Off Party Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at the Teche Theatre in Franklin.
Diane Freeman, left, Human Resources Director at Teche Action Clinic is pictured with the first registrant for the Running of the Bears 5K Run/Walk, Tara Oncale Derouen. Teche Action Clinic is the sponsor of the Running of the Bears 5K Run/Walk which will be Saturday morning beginning at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse square in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. For more information, visit www.bayoutechebearfest.org or call Freeman at 337-828-2550 ext. 2126.
A 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Teche Action Clinic and radio station KBZE and KFRA will travel throughout Franklin.