St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch Limited to One Weekend Due to Hurricane Ida Damage

Published 12:46 pm Monday, September 20, 2021

Convent, LA – St. James Parish officials announced Friday, the Parish Pumpkin Patch originally scheduled for the last two weeks of October will be limited to one weekend due to ongoing Hurricane Ida recovery and damages to the parish welcome center facilities. The Parish Welcome and Tourist Center received damages from Hurricane Ida and the interior of the Visitors Center will be closed until further notice while repairs can be made. However, the pavilion is still accessible and was spared major damages.

“In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s devastation, it was unclear if we would be able to continue with hosting this year’s pumpkin patch. After much consideration, I felt it was extremely important to do all that was necessary to move forward with the event for the children of our community,” noted President Dufresne.

He added, “Last year’s event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we are determined not to allow Hurricane Ida to cancel our event again this year. Our staff have been working diligently to plan a great event for our community and we are hopeful that this year’s limited event will bring a bit of normalcy back to our children.”

The modified event will take place beginning Thursday, October 21 and concluding with a fall festival on Sunday, October 24th.