Mock jazz funeral to commemorate closing of Lock

Deidre Cruse

Grab an umbrella next Thursday (September 29) and join the second line of a mock jazz funeral  commemorating the closing of the Plaquemine Lock 50 years ago.

the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, the Friends of the Plaquemine Lock and the Iberville Museum have organized the “funeral,” which starts at 6 p.m. at the museum, crosses Main Street and stops at the Mausoleum.

After a eulogy, the Iberville Math, Science and Arts Academy Jazz Band will continue what is expected to be a lively procession to the Gary J. Hebert Lockhouse, where there will be a presentation on the history of the Plaquemine Lock and refreshments.