10 Views2 Min Read Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest LinkedIn Parish Activities in the 1980s and 1990s 10 Views An article in the Times Picayune in May 1993 marked the opening of the I-310 linking St. Charles Parish to the interstate system. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church celebrated the 250th anniversary of its patron saint on November 4, 1990. (Source: Dedication Brochure) 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) 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, 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. 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) 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. Tags20th Century Home Rule Charter Period (1977) Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project Other Religious Influences Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest LinkedIn Related Images Click the images for caption information. Water Spray A water spray on the river was part of the celebration activities. Opening Ceremonies Residents from both sides of the river attended the bridge’s opening ceremonies. See all 22 images related to this topic. Related Articles Destrehan 2 Min Read Little Red Church 5 Min Read Hale Boggs Bridge / Interstate I-310 4 Min Read Related Video Albert Laque: A Life in Politics from HistoryOfStCharlesParish.com on Vimeo.