Algiers bonfire

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Gilbert Matherne, of Marrero,  dances with his daughter Katie Matherine, 9, Saturday during the lighting of the Algiers Bonfire. The New Orleans Fire Department torched a 25-foot-tall wooden birthday cake Saturday on the Mississippi River levee. The event featured music, seasonal cheer and the lighting of the bonfire, built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Algiers' bonfire tradition.
Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Gilbert Matherne, of Marrero, dances with his daughter Katie Matherine, 9, Saturday during the lighting of the Algiers Bonfire. The New Orleans Fire Department torched a 25-foot-tall wooden birthday cake Saturday on the Mississippi River levee. The event featured music, seasonal cheer and the lighting of the bonfire, built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Algiers' bonfire tradition.