Children’s Christmas Festival, Parade scheduled for Dec. 9

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Back by popular demand, the City of Plaquemine Main Street Program will usher in the Christmas Holiday Season by sponsoring this event on Dec. 9, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, along with We Are the Difference, Inc. and Iberville Relay for Life. This event was started in 1993 by the Plaquemine Main Street Program.

A full slate of activities is being planned for children:  a space walk, face painting, children’s games, old-fashioned cake walk, art walk, photos with Santa and special performances and live music.  Be on the lookout for Santa’s arrival “Cajun-Style.”  Over 3,000 colored bulbs highlights this award-winning Park into a Christmas showpiece.  Iberville Relay for Life will be sponsoring fish fry luncheon for dine in or take out at $8.00 a plate, starting at 11:00 a.m.  Luncheon will be provided by Top Notch Catering.  Hot dogs, drinks, and sweets will be sold throughout the day.

The non-motorized children’s parade will start at the Plaquemine North Side Fire Station, 23090 Jacob Street and proceed to Short Street (behind the Best Western Hotel) at 3:00 p.m., and end at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, 57845 Foundry Street, Plaquemine (Iberville Parish).

Children under the age of 12 are welcome to participate, either walking or being pulled in wagons by Mom & Dad (Christmas costumes are encouraged).  All children’s organizations, clubs, boy scouts, cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, pre school students, kindergarten and day cares are invited to participate.

Craft vendors and artists are invited to display and sell their unique wares.  Vendors will not be allowed to set up outside the Park grounds.  There is no event or parade admission and no rain out date.  Also, Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site and Iberville Museum will be open.

For further information, please contact Plaquemine Main Street Manager Kristine Hebert at 225-687-3116 or City’s webpage: www.plaquemine.org or We Are the Difference, Inc. Event Chairman Rhonda Harrell at their website:  www.wearethedifference.org; or Iberville Relay for Life Contact:  Donna Purpera  225-776-4410; Lauren Stein - 225-776-6121 or Laninie Himel - 225-223-2205.