Parish Activities in the 1980s and 1990s

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An article in the Times Picayune in May 1993 marked the opening of the I-310 linking St. Charles Parish to the interstate system.
250th Anniversary
St. Charles Borromeo
 Catholic Church celebrated the 250th anniversary of its patron saint on November 4, 1990. (Source: Dedication Brochure)
Republican National Convention
On October 17, 1988, Republican National Convention delegates, meeting in New Orleans, visited St. Charles Parish and spent a day at Destrehan Plantation. (Source: 1988 Republican National Convention event brochure)
Republican Delegates
Dot Woodiel, left, and Marilyn Richoux, right, welcome Republican delegates to the Destrehan Plantation grounds. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn Mayhall Richoux)

Special Events

St. Charles Historical Foundation Members
St. Charles Historical Foundation members, along with Parish President Chris A. Tregre and Richard Keller, hosted a visit by Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco at Home Place Plantation on May 18, 1999.
Olympic Torch
School children cheer the arrival of the Olympic Torch as it passes through St. Charles Parish on the way to Atlanta in 2001. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Friloux)
Olympic Torch Run
The Olympic Torch run continues down the River Road in New Sarpy. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Friloux)

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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