Amy and Heath Stoute of Church Point embrace in front of the Breaux Bridge National Guard Armory as Heath returns with A Company, 2-156 Infantry, members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, returning after a tour in Iraq. For the Stoutes, it was not only just in time for Christmas but also to welcome a new little Stoute into the world. (Gini McKain)
Lloyd Jacoby sets up his fireworks stand Monday afternoon near the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111 in preparation of this weekend’s New Year’s festivities. Though fireworks play a large part in New Years traditions, authorities urge using caution when setting them off so as to prevent any injuries that may occur.
It’s warm next to Santa Clause! 2010 Miss Merry Christmas Gase Broussard and Santa ride along Parkerson Ave. during Crowley’s Kiwanis Christmas parade Thursday night. Hundreds of people lined the streets despite the chilly conditions to help the city welcome in the Christmas season.
Crowley’s City Hall building was one of the main attractions Wednesday night during the second annual Christmas in Crowley. The talents of local computer programmer Lyn Askin were on display as a perfectly synchronized music and light show delighted those who attended the event. The event itself was deemed a huge success and organizers were already looking towards next year’s festivities.