St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Kathy’s Party Store in LaPlace Celebrates Grand Opening

Kathy’s Party Store in LaPlace Celebrates Grand Opening

Friday, February 15, 2013

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Parish President Natalie Robottom, Parish Administrators, Councilman-at-Large Division A Lucien Gauff, and representatives of the River Region Chamber of Commerce and Cedar Ridge, LLC joined owner Kathy Mesmer and friends for the official grand opening of Kathy’s Party Store. The new store is located at 1512 West Airline Highway in LaPlace in the Riverlands Shopping Center near Curves and Smoothie King.

Kathy’s Party Store features a large assortment of party supplies for all ages, including tableware, decorations, favors, invitations and balloons. Theme specific party and holiday items are also available for purchase. The store is currently offering St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. In addition, requests are being taken for specific items that are not currently available. “In an effort to meet the communities’ needs, I am open to accept orders for merchandise,” said Mesmer.

The grand opening included door prizes, goodie bags and refreshments. “Simply Sweet” provided a tasty spread of chocolate-covered strawberries, traditional and filled king cakes, assorted cookies, finger sandwiches and spinach and artichoke dip with chips for attendees.  “We welcome Kathy’s Party Store to the parish and encourage our residents to Shop Local – this is a great addition to Riverlands Shopping Center”, said Parish President Robottom.

Kathy Mesmer moved to LaPlace from Florida in 2011. After working in the service industry for multiple years, Kathy’s dream was to open a party store. “I wanted to give back to a community while also participating in something fun,” said Mesmer. “I chose LaPlace because I thought it was the best location for the store.”

Kathy’s Party Store is open seven days per week, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (985) 359-1717.


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