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Our Big Party – July 2018

Here you'll see events scheduled for the week long celebration between June 30th and July 4th. Right now these are still in the planning stages. We need the support of individuals and organizations to make these events happen. If any of these events get your creative juices flowing, please click the blue button to submit your suggestions or volunteer!

Parade and Opening Ceremonies    I want to help with this!

Chair:Jenna Loveless & Krystal Pitzer

Date: June 30, 2018 at 10am

Who doesn't love a parade to kick off an event?!?! The parade is goint to start at the riverfront and end at Louisiana High School where the rest of the weekend festivities will take place. From There we will jump right into the Opening Ceremonies and start CELEBRATING our 200 years!

Contact Jenna or Krystal to participate in this event.

Battle of the Bands    I want to help with this!

Chair:Cindy Blaylock

Date: June 30 — July 1 and July 4, 2018

Join us for 8 bands battling to play the main stage on July 4th! Each band will play a half hour set on one of two stages over two days. On July 4th two bands will play for the ultimate title.

Round 1: Bands #1 and #2 will face each other at 12:30 on Saturday and the winner will advance to Round 2. Bands #3 and #4 will face each other at 1:30 on Saturday and the winner will advance to Round 2. Bands #5 and #6 will face each other at 4:00 on Saturday and the winner will advance to Round 2. Bands #7 and #8 will face each other at 1:00 on Sunday and the winner will advance to Round 2.

Round 2: The winning bands from the 12:30 & 1:30 Saturday performances will face each other at 2:30 on Sunday and the winner will advance to Round 3. The winning bands from the 4:00 Saturday performance & the 1:00 Sunday performances will face each other at 4:00 on Sunday and the winner will advance to Round 3

Round 3: The winning bands from the 2:30 and 4pm Sunday performances will face each other at 5pm and the winner will be awarded Best Band of Louisiana Bicentennial! CASH Prize Awarded!

To enter the competition, email us at Contact@Louisiana200.com

John B. Henderson Bust

Date: June 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Local artist John Stoeckley has memorialized the form of Louisiana's most notable citizen. The Louisiana Bicentennial Committee is thrilled to contribute this lasting memorial as a way to honor our past.

Henderson was a native of Virginia who moved with his family to Missouri when he was six years old. By age 10, he was an orphan and his brother and two sisters were split up.

Henderson became a Pike County teacher and then a lawyer before being elected to the state legislature. He served as a Brigadier General in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War.

In 1862, Henderson was appointed a U.S. Senator and within six weeks of arriving in Washington, he began regular meetings with President Abraham Lincoln.

Though a one-time