PARISH BY PARISH - Three votes determine election outcome; Walker parade set; Jackson Square decorated; Cajuns bowl bound

Parish by Parish

POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:31pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:38pm

ASCENSION PARISH - Three votes determined the difference in a northern Prairieville district election on Saturday. Daniel Satterlee beat out the incumbent Pat Bell with 812 votes. The two were running for the district's planning and zoning commissioner. Turnout for the race was 25 percent, which was a little more than the state average. The final count isn't set in stone yet; election officials say they'll open up voting machines to check run-off and other results. District 4 is one of the fastest growing parts of Ascension parish.

LIVINGSTON PARISH - The date for Walker’s Christmas parade is set, and a 27 foot Christmas tree is playing a big part in the celebration. It'll be at the intersection of U.S. 190 and Walker South road. Mayor Bobby Font says the tree will be in place this weekend. Local first graders will make ornaments for the tree, and one lucky kid will get to turn the lights on. The parade is December 3rd and starts at 1 p.m. The parade comes complete with 6,000 pounds of snow. As many 4,000 people are expected to gather for the event.

ORLEANS PARISH - Workers have started decorating Jackson Square for the holidays. Workers have been busy for days decorating everything with bows and lights, and they'll all be turned on December 1. That's when the folks at French Quarter Festivals plan to have to a big ceremony to bring in the holiday season.

LAFAYETTE PARISH - The Ragin Cajuns are going bowling! The team was invited to and accepted a bid to the R & l Carriers’ New Orleans Bowl. It's slated for Saturday, December 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A pep rally to celebrate the events included the U.L. Band, cheerleaders, and of course, the football team.

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