St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Parish Officials Prepare for Independence Day Celebrations

Parish Officials Prepare for Independence Day Celebrations

Saturday, June 30, 2018

St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish officials are gearing up for the annual Veterans Luncheon and Independence Day Celebrations Along the River Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018.  Both events have grown over the last several years resulting in record breaking crowds.

The 13th Annual Veterans Luncheon will be held at REGALA Gym, 200 Regala Park Rd in Reserve. The program begins at 11:00 a.m. and the Honorable Don Pierson, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, will serve as the guest speaker.   Other invited guests include the honorable State Representatives and Congress members who will join Council members and other elected officials in saluting our local veterans.  The luncheon is open to all veterans and their spouses.

The 18th Annual Independence Day Celebration and firework show will be held on the evening of July 3 on the grounds of the St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Highway 44, Reserve, LA and the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2349 Louisiana 18, Edgard, LA at 6:00 p.m. The celebration will culminate with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River beginning promptly at 9:00 p.m. The events will be filmed and broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. on the government access channel and the Parish website at

This is a family event and everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the celebration and fireworks display.