St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1973

S t. Charles Borromeo Distinguished guests at the 250th anniversary
celebration included Fay Walker Louque,
Governor Edwin Edwards, and Elaine Edwards. Parish celebrated its 250th anniversary on June 3, 1973. Many church leaders and government officials, as well as parishioners, participated in the day’s activities. These included a mass of celebration, a pageant honoring the early German settlers, cajun music, and square dancing. All in attendance enjoyed an outdoor luncheon served under the majestic, historic oak trees on the church grounds.

Souvenir program from St. Charles
Borromeo Church’s anniversary
celebration.

Souvenir program from St. Charles
Borromeo Church’s anniversary
celebration.

 

 

 

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St. Charles Borromeo High School auditorium. 
(Photos from the 250th Anniversary Celebration of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Destrehan, Louisiana, 1723– 1973 booklet. Copyright 1973.)  new St. Charles Borromeo Church

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Copyright © This text is copyright material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.