I would like to thank Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and I am glad this year we honored him in place of a parade marshal.
Thanks to the bands from SMSH and SMJH, the volunteer fire departments, dance teams, dignitaries, queens, businesses, clubs, family groups, law enforcement, the media, Howard Boyer (who helped with the lineup) and the judges, Mitchell Simon and Kelly Douet.
I truly believe that my Lord gives me the heart and soul every year to give back to my community a wholesome and quality Christmas parade.
The true meaning of Christmas is not always receiving, but mainly giving back to our fellow man in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
The letter about the 1999 hostage crisis in the St. Martin Parish Jail that appeared in our Dec. 16 issue was submitted by Denielle Louviere, not Leah Louviere.
The Teche News regrets this error.