Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours
Chillin' at the River
Twas the night after Christmas And no cookies were left.
Cajun music filled the air
as we did the two-step!

"Louisiana Two Step" made into a medley with the tune "Shoefly."
Join us for foot-stomping and two-stepping with Grammy nominated Cameron Dupuy on
Saturday, December 26th
at Bogue Falaya Park
4:00 - 6:30pm
Social distancing circles provided. Bring your chairs, your masks
and your refreshments ... et laissez les bon temps rouler : )

Sidenote: I continue to be very careful to choose only events where there is a reasonable expectation of social distancing and of meeting CDC, Governor and State Fire Marshall guidelines.
Porch Fest Benefits Food Bank
Recently Councilman John Botsford spearheaded the second "Porch Fest" of this year. Bands performed from the front porches of homes from 23rd Ave to 27th Ave. Attendees spread out in front yards and in the street to enjoy the tunes.

Donation boxes were set out at each home on behalf of the North Shore Food Bank. Besides the canned food and pastas collected, over $1,000 was donated.

Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket is matching the entire cash contribution … truly a wonderful corporate citizen.

For details on how you may donate funds, time or food, click Northshore Food Bank.
Local favorite Jeff Cryer split his band to cover two homes (top right and above). Bruce Daigrepont provided the Cajun flair for some two-stepping in the street (right).
Peace (on the Tchefuncte River)
First Place, Youth Division
Local Covington photographer Olivia Currier recently captured first place, Youth Division, in the LA Wildlife and Fisheries Scenic Rivers Photo contest. Her picture of the cypress lined water's edge of the Tchefunte River is entitled "Peace."
Community Calendar
In addition to the "City" calendar, CovLA's new website also has a "Community" calendar. Find out when, where and what is going on about town:

Wreaths Across America, Dec. 19th
Chillin' at the River, Dec. 26th
Zumba w the Mayor, Dec. 27th

Rash of Car Burglaries
Reminder: Lock those cars!
As Police Chief Culotta says, "rifling through cars is just too easy." Nice subdivisions are target-rich environments … loose change here, a laptop there, sunglasses. Most illegal guns are stolen from unlocked cars. In the last week we have had three guns stolen from unlocked vehicles.
Some of the thieves are local, but sometimes they are from out of state traveling along I-12 getting off at populated exits.
1) Lock your car and do not leave valuables visible on the seat. 2) Cameras, cameras, cameras. The cost of wireless cameras has decreased substantially. With more residents adding cameras, the likelihood of catching the perps is much better. 3) Download Tip 411 Covington PD app. Your text messages, pictures or video will be sent DIRECTLY to the shift supervisor. You can include your contact information or remain anonymous.
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