Ava and Jacob Saucier

The 11th Annual Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund Jambalaya Benefit will be held Sunday, September 27 at the Holy Family School. Jambalaya and raffle tickets can be bought for $8 and $5 respectively from the church or school offices.

Jambalaya dinners can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via drive-throughs located at the Holy Family Parish Hall and church office parking lots. This year’s raffle prize is a cypress glider swing.

The auction will be held online through Auctria, and will include over 240 items including two trips, a gift certificate for three hours at Top Golf for a group of 12, a photo shoot, jewelry, furniture, holiday items, and children’s clothes.

The online auction opened for bidding Sept. 20 at 6:00 a.m. and will close Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Items can be picked up Sept. 27 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family.

Access the online auction here

Due to COVID there will be no on sight activities dine-in. Volunteers will take proper hygiene precautions.

Kristen and Blake Saucier started the scholarship fund after the passing of Ava and Jacob Saucier in 2010. The scholarship to date has raised $260,000 and helped 121 students go to Holy Family.

“We feel blessed to be able to give back to our community who have supported our family through our grief journey,” Ms. Saucier said.

The Sauciers still live in Port Allen with their children Alaina, Alyse, and Anna, and their dog Jojo. They continue to share Ava and Jacob’s memories with their children by “recognizing the signs they send and celebrating the lives they lived.”

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