St. Gertrude the Great accepting vendors for Easter Egg-stravaganza

Published 9:55 am Saturday, January 21, 2023

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DES ALLEMANDS — The community can help St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church Parish, home of the Louisiana Catfish Festival, fight to stay alive by supporting the upcoming Easter Egg-stravaganza Vendor and Craft Show.

Featuring crafts, prizes and a 50/50 raffle, the Easter Egg-stravaganza is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 17292 Highway 631 in Des Allemands. Covered and non-covered vendor and craft booth spots are available starting at $30. Garage sale booths are also available.

St. Gertrude the Great experienced a decline in membership during the COVID-19 pandemic, only to be further burdened by extensive damage from Hurricane Ida. In 2022, the Archdiocese told parishioners that the church would undergo a feasibility study to see whether it is feasible for the parish to remain open. Despite the challenges, the church has continued serving the community.

For more information about vendor opportunities and applications, please contact Sheena Candies at 985-520-1541 or