St. John Government observes 4th of July & other community events

Published 3:32 pm Friday, June 30, 2023

St. John Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July  holiday. This closure includes the Parish Government,  40th Judicial Court and all branches of the St. John Parish Library.

St. John Sheriff’s Office will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

• St. John the Baptist Parish’s Independence Day celebration will kick off with a Veterans Luncheon, held in-person at 11 a.m. at REGALA Gymnasium, 200 REGALA Park Road in Reserve. Please call 985-652-9569 to RSVP. Photos for a veterans tribute video may be submitted to or via drop-off in the water bill boxes outside the Parish Government building in LaPlace or the Edgard Courthouse.

• An Independence Day celebration and firework show will take place at 6 p.m., with fireworks starting at 9 p.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgard. For more information, visit

• On Tuesday, July 4, St. Hubert Catholic Church will host an Independence Day Festival at 176 Anthony F. Monica Street in Garyville, inside the Parish Hall.

The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a cornhole tournament. There is a $25 per player entry fee (blind draw). Cash can be paid the day of the event, or participants can Venmo @AmandaLaiche. Please include name and cornhole tournament. For more info, please call Amanda at 985-703-1110.

At 11 a.m. a chicken dinner will be sold for $10 consisting of a baked leg quarter, rice dressing, vegetable, salad, and bread. Homemade sweets, fried mozzarella sticks, French fries, hamburgers, smoked sausage poboys, hotdogs, nachos, Canes lemonade, and more will be for sale. Bingo packets will be available for $25 a packet at 1 p.m., and bingo will begin at 2 p.m.

At 3 p.m., pastalaya will be sold for $6 a bowl. Snowballs will be sold at 5 p.m. The Acoustic Duo Roy & Smitty will perform from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., when the raffle winners will be drawn. Please bring your lawn chairs to view our fireworks display at 9 p.m. to end the festival.

St. Hubert Catholic Church can be reached at 985-535-3312 or