Madisonville Mayor’s Note
‘Tis the season to be jolly here in Madisonville! We’re feeling the freshness of fall and the beginning of 2021 in the air. With just a couple of months left in 2020, we’re busy planning with anticipation the arrival of Thanksgiving, Santa Claus and the Holiday Season. The year of 2020 has presented many challenges, but with challenges also come accomplishments. We just celebrated Halloween and All Saints Day in our historic Madisonville Cemetery. The weather couldn’t have been better, and the lighting of the gravesites was beautiful. (See Friends of the Madisonville Cemetery for pictures.)
We’ve also started a farmer’s market, partnering with Northshore Maker’s Market, which is held every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Town Park and Playground. This has been a hit with our community; a place to come walk and talk with friends and family, and a place to shop the vendors and get some great food. Also at the park, completion of our beautiful new amphitheater/pavilion is near! This will provide a stage for many events and gatherings for years to come.
On December 5th, Merry Madisonville will start with a Christmas Parade at 2 pm beginning at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and ending at our Town Park and Playground. You can expect to see Santa and Ms. Claus in that parade and at the park. The Merry Madisonville festivities extend into the evening with a Christmas movie in the park so bring a blanket, chair, the kids and a kid’s attitude! On February 6, 2021, the Krewe of Tchefuncte boat parade will launch starting at 1 pm on our riverfront. In addition, the much-anticipated Wooden Boat Fest will be April 17-18, 2021 starting at 10 am. So, from our town to you, Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year. We look forward to 2021!