A Louisiana bicentennial event

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crazy ‘Bout History Inc., located in the River Parishes, is having a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the state on Saturday, May 5.

This event will take place on the historic grounds of St. Michael’s Church located at 6484 Louisiana Highway 44 (River Road) in Convent. This event is designed “to educate and entertain” everyone who attends this affair. It focuses on the past to give visitors an idea of how our ancestors celebrated, and visitors will also get a look at some of the history. There will people on the grounds who will be in costume, and they will be portraying some of those who once walked these grounds before us. It will entertain all who attend. Crazy ‘Bout History will focus on the history of Louisiana and the parish of St. James. There will be plenty of food, pie and cake baking contests, living history performances in the cemetery, Cajun dancers to teach the two-step, a band called Pooyai, about 50 antique cars, gospel music, pony rides and games of our ancestors. Check the website for times at www.crazybouthistoryinc.org

There will be a “Grand Opening” at 10 a.m. and a Cajun Mass at 4:30 p.m.

As guests walk the grounds, they will experience a life not known of today. Everyone is also invited to pick a time period of the 200 years, get in costume and become a part of the experience.

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. General admission is $5. After the mass, visitors can stay and have a dinner. The food vendors will be awaiting.  

For advance tickets, or further information, contact Connie Donadieu at 225-869-8148.