Randle said the purpose behind continuing Holly Jolly Christmas for so many years was to give back to the citizens of Plaquemine.

There was a Holly Jolly Christmas in Plaquemine on December 21. The community event was held at the City of Plaquemine Activity Center from 12 to 4 p.m.

The Holly Jolly Christmas event offered photos with Santa, space walks, food, music, and games for the children to play. The Friends of the Iberville Library also had a booth where they handed out free children's books.

Councilman Jimmie Randle has hosted Holly Jolly Christmas for over two decades as a way to give back to the community. It began in his church 24 years ago and continues to grow as each year passes.

"Jimmie does a really good job with this," Mayor Edwin Reeves said.

Randle said the purpose behind continuing Holly Jolly Christmas for so many years was to give back to the citizens of Plaquemine.

Upon arriving, attendees were entered into a raffle to receive door prizes that included things like bicycles, movies, and other items. The door prizes were donated by members of the community.

Inside the Activity Center there was a bounce house, a booth set up by the fire department, and children overall having a great time. There were also movies playing for families to watch on a large screen. Outside, there was a train taking kids on rides around the track.

"It's just a great community event. And it's Christmas time, something to give back to the community," Mayor Reeves said.