WRITTEN BY JEAN PELLOAT, MAYOR OF MADISONVILLE
SPRING IS IN the air and exciting things are happening in Madisonville. Founded over 200 years ago, we are one of the oldest communities in Louisiana and the oldest permanent settlement in St. Tammany Parish.
We’re excited about our growth! We have a beautiful town park and playground, wonderful restaurants, two museums and the oldest cemetery in the parish. New businesses are opening monthly. Dixie RV has purchased the old Friends, we’ve welcomed Geaux Donuts, and approved the application for a new dentist office and furniture/ clothing store. The town has joined with Heritage Bank to have Spring Music events in April and May.
CPEX (Center for Planning Excellence) is developing a downtown master plan and we are excited about this vision for our future. We currently have grant applications to improve the sewer system and boat launch, add sidewalks and an amphitheater. Local happenings are abundant. In February, we toasted this year’s King, David Cooper and Queen, Elaine Gardner at the Krewe of Tchefuncte Ball and Boat Parade. The Garden Club’s Flower and Plant Show is on March 9th and Madisonville Jr. High has a Gumbo Cook Off on March 30th. April 17th, the Town will host the St. Tammany Municipal Association and on May 17th, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has their Anchor Classic Golf Tournament.
Madisonville is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live. We strive to keep that small town charm while offering big town amenities.Whenever you have a minute, an hour, or a day to visit, we will make you feel right at home.