2007 Bicentennial Proclamations

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In 2007, St. Charles Parish celebrated its 200th anniversary. (Photo courtesy of St. Charles Historical Foundation)
Speeches, pageantry, demonstrations, sweet treats, and camaraderie were highlights of the parish’s bicentennial celebration.
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.

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.

Following the bicentennial celebrations, in 2008 the parish moved forward anticipating the future. The 2007 election of a new parish president and council set in motion plans for continued growuth the ever-changing way of life on the German Coast – St. Charles Parish.

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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