2007 Bicentennial Proclamations

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In 2007, St. Charles Parish celebrated its 200th anniversary. (Photo courtesy of St. Charles Historical Foundation)
2007 Bicentennial Proclamations
2007 bicentennial proclamations.
2007 Bicentennial Proclamations
2007 bicentennial proclamations.
Speeches, pageantry, demonstrations, sweet treats, and camaraderie were highlights of the parish’s bicentennial celebration.
Louisiana’s Bicentennial Celebration in St. Charles Parish
Louisiana’s Bicentennial Celebration in St. Charles Parish.
Greg and Alice Champagne
Sheriff Greg Champagne and his wife Alice enjoy the bicentennial.
Veterans leading the pledge of allegiance.
1807 Style
Residents of St. Charles parish dressed in the style of 1807.

Tri-Parish Bicentennial Celebration

St. Charles, St. James, and St. John Parishes joined together to celebrate the bicentennial. The River Region Arts and Humanities Council presented “Herons in the Hall” on June 2, 2007, at San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, Louisiana.

Bicentennial Play
Callboard for St. Charles Parish Bicentennial Celebration Play.
Tri-parish residents enjoy visiting with each other during the bicentennial celebration.
Uniquely decorated herons were on display at the celebration event.
George Rodrigue
Artist George Rodrigue served as one of the heron judges.

This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.

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