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Plaquemine Main Street Children's Christmas Festival Dec. 8

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
The Children's Christmas Festival will be held Dec. 8. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

PLAQUEMINE - Back by popular demand, the City of Plaquemine Main Street Program will usher in the Christmas Holiday Season by sponsoring the Children's Christmas Festival on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park 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 such as a puppet show, balloon twister mister, strolling magic, cup cake decorating, music, performances by local groups.

Special attractions include the strolling juggler on stilts, along with spinning flags and hula-hoop demonstrations.

Be on the lookout for Santa's arrival "Cajun-Style" and plan to take memorable photos with Santa. Over 3,000 colored bulbs highlight the award-winning park into a Christmas showpiece.

Iberville Relay for Life will be sponsoring fish fry luncheon to dine in or take for $8 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. courtesy of 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 located at 23090 Jacob Street and proceed to Short Street behind the Best Western Hotel at 3 p.m. and end at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park located at 57845 Foundry Street.

Children under the age of 12 are welcome to participate either walking or being pulled in wagons. Christmas costumes are encouraged.

All children's organizations, clubs, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, pre-school students, kindergarten and daycares are invited to participate.

Craft vendors and artists are invited to display and sell their unique wares. Contact Main Street Office for application. Vendors will not be allowed to set up outside the ark grounds. There is no event or parade admission and no rain out date.

The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site and Iberville Museum will be open and the Plaquemine Depot Market will be hosting its annual Christmas Open House on December 5-8. The Market will be open daily Dec. 12-23 and close Dec. 24 – Jan. 1.

For vendor info and parade entry contact Plaquemine Main Street Manager Kristine Hebert at 225-687-3116 or visit the city's website at www.plaquemine.org. Iberville Relay for Life contacts are Donna Purpera at 225-776-4410 or Lauren Stein at 225-776-6121.