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Veterans parade through Port Allen

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 Vets collage

 Photos by Quinn Welsch/The West Side Journal

Vets collage

The West Baton Rouge Parish 11th annual Veterans’ Day parade kicked off  at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 in Port Allen.

The commemoration of the country’s military veterans is also held in conjunction with the Blue Star Mothers’ Fill a Float donations. The Baton Rouge Blue Star Mothers collect donations to send to active duty military personnel around the world, to the homeless veterans’ shelter in Baton Rouge and to the Veterans’ Administration hospital in Gramercy.

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Race for House District 29

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Candidates exchange jabs across the river before general election

Brusly native and House representative candidate Edmond Jordan cautioned voters last week that his opponents’ health may be a factor in the upcoming general election.

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Port Allen honors the late Cliff McDaniel

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The city of Port Allen awarded the family of the late Ernest “Cliff” McDaniel with a plaque to be placed at the city’s Rivault Park.

Cliff, who had been an icon at the park and a major influence in the community, passed away on Dec. 15, 2013, at the age of 82. The plaque recognizes Cliff for his contributions to young athletes. It will be mounted in Rivault Park during its reconstruction, which will end in 2016.

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Port Allen Christmas festivities to be held at The Depot

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The city of Port Allen will host a Christmas lighting ceremony at The Depot, the city’s historic train station, on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in lieu of Bonfest this year.

The lighting show will include music and refreshments and is estimated to cost less than Bonfest’s $18,000 bill.

Bonfest been the city’s annual Christmas celebration, from 1997 up until recently. The city attempted to reignite the festival last year, but a low turnout due to weather put a damper on attendance.

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