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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:35 am, Mon Sep 17, 2012.



LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish officials said this week that in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac the parish’s annual Andouille Festival will have to be canceled.

Parish President Natalie Robottom said the parish struggled with the decision to scrap the festival, which was scheduled for Oct. 26-28, but added that the parish’s recovery efforts in the wake of Isaac, which caused damage to thousands of homes in the region, was occupying the bulk of their energy.

“The time that we typically use to finalize and plan for the festival was taken up by response to the storm,” Robottom said. “We knew that we wouldn’t be ready in time.”

Robottom said the damage to the parish also made it difficult to secure vendors and added that many residents have other things that require attention.

“Residents are rebuilding and taking care of their homes,” she said. “We anticipated that attendance would be very limited.”


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  • anonymous posted at 10:50 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 2703

    I agree litedave. We will just have to go to the neighboring parishes to spend our money and get a break from the insanity that is called St. John.

  • litedave posted at 3:25 pm on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

    litedave Posts: 10

    I think it is a real shame that the festival has been called off. The citizens of this parish would have appreciated a break from the recent tragedy of the flooding.


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