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Louisiana Bicentennial ends with a boom on Independence Day

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Kyle Boaz
lpjed@lcs.net

A five-day celebration was capped off with a night of fireworks as the Louisiana bicentennial came to a close on Wednesday, July 4.
“While the weekend was a scorcher, I think that everyone that was able to attend enjoyed the events we had scheduled,” bicentennial coordinator Cindy Blaylock said.
“I’d like to personally thank all of the volunteers, planning committee, vendors and especially the City of Louisiana work crews for their help.”
After a hot weekend to begin the bicentennial, local businesses were highlighted on Monday, July 2.
Businesses that took part held open houses and offered refreshments among other things throughout the day.
On Tuesday, July 3, the future generations of Louisiana were recognized with a bike parade and games that were set up in the lot next to city hall.
The entertainment provided included a slip’n’slide, water balloon baseball, a cardboard fort city and games where kids could win tickets and trade them in for prizes.
“Kids Day was a huge success,” Blaylock said.
“Nearly 50 decorated bikes, some quite extravagantly took the PEO hosts by surprise. Kids Day chairman Jessica Stark, co-chair Courtney Hunt and helper Viki Cadwallader should all be commended on the fun afternoon they put together for our children to be part of the Bicentennial Celebration. There were a lot of smiles on those kids faces.”

The fireworks over the riverfront served as both a celebration for America’s birthday and conclusion of the Louisiana bicentennial on Wednesday, July 4.

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