First in Print: Third annual Avenue Evening Stroll held

Allison B. Hudson

On last Saturday evening, residents of Donaldsonville and neighboring cities and parishes strolled down Railroad Avenue for a night of shopping, mingling with friends, and good times.

Many dined in local restaurants, while others shopped early for Christmas, and some wandered up and down the avenue to enjoy the music and art that was displayed on several corners.

 Women and men dressed in their favorite period clothing and gave history lessons to those willing to listen.

The River Road African American museum displayed an outdoor movie, while Donaldsonville Glass and Body held a live band and car show at its new location on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Marchand Drive.

The most popular asset was the carriage rides for kids and adults. The carriage rides ventured up and down the avenue and a little bit of storytelling was told to those who enjoyed the ride.

“The event was a success, and we appreciate the merchants for staying open and we thank all that came out to support our event,” said Executive Director of the Downtown Development District Missy Jandura.

The Avenue Evening Stroll is an annual event and is sponsored by grants from the Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and the National Park Service Preserve America.

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