Reserve150 will not fade away

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 22, 2010

By David Vitrano


The Reserve150 committee will officially close out this year’s sesquicentennial celebrations with a tradition that predates the official founding of Reserve itself.

The committee will close out months of celebration with a Christmas Eve bonfire. The bonfire will be located on the levee in front of Phil’s Barber Shop in Reserve at the corner of River Road and West Second Street. There will be a tent in the parking lot where refreshments will be offered.

The celebration will be held in conjunction with the traditional Christmas Eve lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River levee in St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes. Bonfires are typically lit at 7 p.m.