Plans already are coming together for Port Allen’s annual “Veterans on Parade,” one of the city’s largest and most popular events, to take place downtown Nov. 8.
The city is asking businesses, organizations, families and friends of veterans to participate in this year’s event by entering a float or vehicle in the parade.
There is no charge to enter the parade, but those interested will need to register their float, vehicle or group by calling Rose Roche at (225) 346-5670 or Kathy Gautreau at (225) 344-2920.
There also are sponsorship opportunities available for local companies.
City officials say there were more than 120 entries in last year’s parade, which was attended by approximately 12,000 people.
The parade starts at 1:30 p.m., and lineup for the parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade will roll down Jefferson Avenue at 1:30 p.m., passing view stands at the West Baton Rouge Museum. It will conclude at the parish courthouse with a special ceremony honoring the military in front of the courthouse.
Addis celebrates 100 years
Addis will commemorate 100 years of its incorporation with a two-day centennial celebration Sept. 11-12.
The town will kick things off at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 with live music.
The opening day of the celebration will feature a 9/11 tribute, a parade and fireworks at the town’s museum and park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but no outside ice chests will be allowed.
The celebration continues the next day at 10 a.m. at Myhand Park and the VFW Hall with more live music, food, drinks, an art show and cook-off.
Among the musical acts set to take the main stage that day are Chris LeBlanc, NaNaSha and Don Rich.
Saturday’s event also will feature historical exhibits, a kids corner and fireworks.
The celebration is expected to last past 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
I-10 corridor meeting
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study Project Team will conduct a public meeting on proposed improvements to the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge — from Essen Lane to La. 415 in Port Allen — at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the West Baton Rouge Community Center.
The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the project.
The meeting will include a brief, live presentation, an open house session with project team members and an interactive exercise at which members of the public can share their views.
The project is in the planning stages.
The meeting is scheduled to last approximately two hours.
Museum movie day
The West Baton Rouge Museum is inviting families and people of all ages to a free movie day at the museum at 1 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of the latest traveling exhibit, “House and Home.”
The exhibit, curated by Sarah Leavitt, is drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and features entertainment and household items, family portraits, children’s toys and a host of other things illustrating the progression of the American home.
Families will be welcome to tour the exhibit and enjoy the 94-minute feature film “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.” The film stars Cary Grant and Myrna Loy.
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