City plans holiday events to boost Christmas spirit

Staff Report
The City will hold the Light It Up Plaquemine! Christmas decoration contest for all residents within the city.

The City of Plaquemine has developed two projects to help build holiday spirit since so many Christmas events were cancelled due to COVID-19 – a Christmas decorating contest and a visit by Santa and an entourage of his friends.

DECORATING CONTEST: The City will hold the Light It Up Plaquemine! Christmas decoration contest for all residents within the city, with judging on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The contest has only one category – overall Christmas display, with plaques given for first, second and third place. The winners’ photos will be posted on the City facebook page and also in the Post/South newspaper.

Plaquemine Christmas Decorating Contest

Judging will be in the evening by a panel of four judges – two from the Plaquemine Garden Club and two from the Westside Master Gardeners. The city will notify the winners the next day, and present the plaques on Dec. 17.

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 19.

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN: The City is also bringing Santa and a whole entourage of characters to the children of Plaquemine on Saturday, Dec. 19 between 2 and 5 p.m. The holiday cheer will travel through all residential areas within the City, and will be led by a Plaquemine Fire Department truck with siren blaring. Families can come out to their front yards and wave to Santa and his friends, including Rudolph, Elf on Shelf, Cinderella, Superman, Belle, Elsa and Anna, Spiderman and Sparky.

"We hope these activities bring some Christmas cheer to everyone in our community," said Mayor Edwin “Ed” Reeves, Jr. "We ask that neighbors refrain from gathering because of COVID restrictions. These activities are designed to provide some family fun."