The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party, sponsored by the City of Gonzales and the Gonzales Rotary Club, was held earlier this month at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Attendees enjoyed the morning dancing away to Christmas music, along with a festive traditional Christmas lunch.

      The annual event, which is usually held at the Gonzales Civic Center, was relocated to Lamar-Dixon due to damages that occurred during the August flood. Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux said he hopes to have the Christmas event back at the Civic Center next year.

      “Unfortunately, the Gonzales Civic Center was substantially damaged during the August flood,” said Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux. “I am grateful to Parish President Kenny Matassa, Sheriff Jeff Wiley, and Assessor Mert Smiley for stepping up so we can continue our tradition. We plan to be back in the City of Gonzales next year.”