The Louisiana Crawfi sh Festival began on Thursday, March 21 and continued through Sunday, March 24 in Chalmette.Residents and guests of all ages enjoyed delicious food, live entertainment, thrilling rides and more.
Members of the High Flying Owls Foundation, an endowment of the St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation, were on hand for the St. Bernard Public School Board’s March 26 meeting in Chalmette to present three checks to the district totaling $33,000 in donations.
During a February appearance before the St. Bernard Parish Council, Chalmette Refining Manager Jerry Forstell said some of his plant’s philanthropic endeavors in the parish could be “impacted” by the council’s decision on a pair of tax exemptions.
The St. Bernard Parish Council passed resolutions announcing a pair of multi-million-dollar bond issues at its March 19 meeting which parish administration will said will have no effect on taxpayers.
This Saturday, St. Bernard citizens will vote on a pair of tax renewals for the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, School Board member for District 6 and Justice of the Peace for Ward C. The SBSO is seeking 10-year renewals on a .5 percent sales tax to fund salaries, training, juvenile and narcotics programs and four substations and five mills for salary increases and benefits for patrol deputies, detectives, narcotics agents, corrections officers and communications officers.