St Bernard Post

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 Issue 2 - 2020 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at 504-278-7910 ® Happy New Years 2020 504-278-7910 See BATTLE , page 3 Enhancing Battle of New Orleans Commemoration 2020 Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Government The 2020 Battle of New Orleans commemoration will be greatly enhanced by the advent of a series of new interpretive programs, Line JacksonNorth. The programs will take place on the grounds surrounding the Forty Arpent Observatory, 8201 Benjamin St., Chalmette, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle skirmishes, au- thentic period encampments, presentations about camp life and musket drills will oc- cur throughout the day. The Friends of the Battle of New Orleans organized this pro- gramwith significant support from the presenting sponsors the Arlene and Joseph Me- raux Charitable Foundation, St. Bernard Parish Govern- ment and the St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission. Chalmette Refining and Vale- ro Energy also contributed to sponsoring Battle of New Or- leans events. The Friends of the Battle of New Orleans have coordi- nated this effort with re-en- acting groups frommetropol- itan New Orleans in addition to groups who will travel here from surrounding states. The principal defensive line reconstructed on the Chal- mette Battlefield was known in 1814 – 1815 as the Line Jackson. It extended along the Rodriguez Canal from the Mississippi River into a then virtually impassable cypress swamp north of modern-day St. Bernard Highway. “I am excited to see Line Jackson North become a real- ity — the programwill signifi- cantly expand and enhance the well-established effort by the National Park Service at the Chalmette Battlefield to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans annual anniver- sary” said Parish President Guy McInnis. “The Mississinewa annual re-enactment in Indiana has a tremendous impact on the economy of a very sparsely populated section of rural Indiana and Line Jackson North, as the program con- tinues to grow, will favor- ably impact tourism bring- ing hundreds and ultimately thousands of visitors to St. Bernard Parish” said Katie Tommaseo, director of the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism and Film. Charlene and Tim Strain have organized the Friends of the Battle of New Orleans and have participated in re- Deputies Made Christmas Brighter for Several St. Bernard Families From Public Information Department, St. Bernard Parish Sheri ’s O ce Members of the St. Ber- nard Sheriff’s Office recently spread some Christmas cheer by visiting several St. Ber- nard Parish families with Santa to deliver presents and some much-needed house- hold items, St. Bernard Sher- iff James Pohlmann said. C.O.P.S (Caring Officers Provide Smiles) for Christ- mas was able to help seven families this year. The fami- lies were given things such as toys, bicycles, food, beds, a mattress, and a refrigerator. The gifts were made pos- sible by donations from dep- uties within the department, as well as the following spon- sors: Sheriff James Pohl- mann, Herb Fisher, Camp Hope, Michael Chutz, AARP Chapter 3926, Home Depot Chalmette, Brian and Tif- fany Clark, St. Bernard Rifle Members of the St. Bernard Sheri ’s O ce recently made the holidays brighter for several St. Bernard Parish families by pre- senting them with gi s. Photo Courtesy of S.B.S.O. See DEPUTIES , page 6