Plans are under way for the Donaldsonville Downtown Development District’s annual Avenue Evening Stroll.
The event will feature artists, authors, actors and others sharing their talents at stops along Railroad Avenue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17.
Event organizer Missy Jandura said she is recruiting “fine artists, authors, actors and cultural ambassadors to share their talents in this unique ‘Main-to-Main’ activity.”
The stroll is sponsored in part by a grant from the Louisiana Culture, Recreation and Tourism Department.
Donaldsonville is the only Mainstreet Community in Ascension Parish and one of 43 in the state, she said.
Jandura, executive director of the Donaldsonville DDD, said residents and visitors “are encouraged to dress in costume from their favorite era, to better honor the lives of citizens who walked the avenue in the past.”
“There is no better way to show the importance of history than by literally, walking in the footsteps of others,” she said. “Whether you are inspired by a fun-loving flapper girl of the 1920s, a saintly young nun, Confederate soldier, a 1950s car guy or a jazz musician, we embrace your participation.”
Horse-drawn carriages, outdoor presentations by area artists, food, classic cars and other displays are planned, she said.
Kathe Hambrick Jackson, executive director of the River Road African American Museum, is planning to screen a movie on an outdoor screen.
For information, call Jandura at (225) 323-2555 or email email@example.com.
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