Kids and families will be able to see, touch, and experience all things Louisiana agriculture at the fourth annual AgMagic on the River. Students on guided field trips will visit the farm on May 10 through 12, and the festival is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event is held at the Meraux Foundation’s Docville Farm (5124 E. St Bernard Hwy., Violet, LA 70092), which offers a world class educational facility in a rural setting just a short drive outside New Orleans.

Visitors will be able to touch live farm animals and participate in fun activities.

The goal of AgMagic is to teach grade school students all about the environment and agriculture of our communities. The interactive journey is designed for third through sixth graders and takes them through the important roles Louisiana’s forests, soils, crops, seafood and livestock have in our everyday lives.

Video: https://youtu.be/ZGdzeucIMCE
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About AgMagic on the River
AgMagic is an educational experience where youth learn about the important connections between agriculture, the environment and their lives. AgMagic is designed for youth in grades 3rd-6th. School groups from the New Orleans area will be visiting AgMagic on May 10, 11 and 12. On May 13 AgMagic will be open to the public. Volunteers are needed to serve as Exhibit Hosts. Volunteers will help facilitate the educational experience for youth and adults who visit AgMagic by presenting information to students and teachers at one of the stations at AgMagic.

About the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation
The Meraux Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established by Arlene Meraux to benefit the community of St. Bernard Parish by leveraging its landholdings. Today, the Foundation’s board of directors is presided over by Arlene’s niece, Rita Gue, and consists of members Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III. Guided by Arlene’s vision, the Board is implementing an innovative strategy to create lasting change and build a better St. Bernard. The Meraux Foundation is a founding sponsor and organizer of Startup St. Bernard.
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Sippin’ on the Bayou Wednesday, April 26th to be held on the grounds of the Los Islenos Museum Complex

This Wednesday night is Sippin' on the Bayou on the gorgeous grounds of the Los Islenos Museum from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music from The Quarter Notes, booths with parish themed items and handmade arts and crafts, and of course lots of amazing food and drink! Local favorites like jambalaya from Charlie's Restaurant, fried fish from Crazy Cajuns Fish Shack, Charlie Rhodes Catering's amazing Crawfish Bread, and more. The event is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to not only gather with our community, but to also give our neighbors a chance to see what St. Bernard is all about. You can also join the Facebook event here, https://www.facebook.com/events/276534729471597/permalink/280458495745887/, click the share button and then invite friends.

The event is sponsored by Callais Ice Service and Gerald's Donuts, and any proceeds are donated to the Save Louisiana Coalition, a non-profit organization formed to promote responsible coastal restoration and protect the fishing industry that is so vital to this area. Hope to see you there!
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A few pictures from the All Star Soccer Games hosted by St. Bernard Parish Parks and Recreation / Leisure Program at Hannan Sports Complex. ... See MoreSee Less

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An Angel’s Touch Opens in Chalmette

An Angel’s Touch held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of their business at 605 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. The owners, Kandis Showalter and Marie Steel, were joined by Parish Executive Assistant William McCartney, State Representative Ray Garofalo, Chamber Director Stephen Reuther and Chamber Board Member Fred Sigur.

The hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday. The business offers religious gifts, baptism gifts, crosses, inspirational items, holy water, wedding and anniversary gifts, communion, embroidery, baby boutique and much more. For more information contact 504-510-5778 or visit www.facebook.com/anangelstouch605. Photos by Lenor Duplessis
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Parish President Guy McInnis delivered the 2017 State of the Parish Address at two events. The 1st was at a luncheon hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber and the 2nd was at 6:30 p.m. in the evening for the public.

The event highlighted the accomplishments for 2016 and outlined the goals for 2017. President McInnis thanked the employees for their hard work and dedication.

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Parish President Guy McInnis delivered the 2017 State of the Parish Address at two events. The 1st was at a luncheon hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber and the 2nd was at 6:30 p.m. in the evening for ...

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