A proclamation recognizing the 250 anniverary of the Acadian’s arrival in Louisiana will be read at The Depot Square on Thursday, Aug.
St. Joseph Catholic Church will celebrate a Mass in French on Saturday, Aug. 15, in observance of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.
MARDI GRAS PARADE plans for 2016 were initiated recently. Committee members included, seated from left, Rene Champagne of Krewe de Joie des Vie, Fran Bihm, Chamber executive director; Cutrina Jolivette, Sisters of A&O, and, standing from left, Elmo Lasseigne, and Howard DeRouen, both of Krewe de Joie des Vie, Cutina R.J. Gabriel, Sisters of A&O, and Brian Mouton, A&O 21st Century Club, .
The first initial and planning meeting for a safe and “family friendly” 2016 Rayne Mardi Gras Parade was held on Thursday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m.