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Open House Public Meeting
State and Federal Aid Project No. H012393
LA 98: Roundabout at Mills St
Lafayette Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed LA 98 (Gloria Switch Rd) at Mills St. roundabout project. The proposed project would consist of replacing the existing four-way stop intersection with a one lane roundabout. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to obtain input from interested parties. There will be a continuous multi-media presentation about the project. Additional project information will be available. Representatives from LADOTD will be available at the open house to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project. Verbal and written comments on the project can be submitted at the meeting. Comments can also be mailed to the LADOTD address shown below, postmarked by July 24, 2018. The public meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Ave.
Carencro, LA 70520

Should you require special assistance, due to a disability, to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 225.242.4517, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245

The city will be flushing fire hydrants beginning June 11. The hydrants are drained by sections until the entire system has been flushed; this may take several days. During this time, you may notice brown water when you initially turn on your faucets after the hydrants in your area are drained. This is only temporary and should clear if you let your water run for a few minutes.

We appreciate your understanding while we conduct this necessary maintenance.

 

Join us in downtown Carencro, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for the Carencro Cultural District’s Spring Extravaganza. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature local artists and crafters, school bands and chorus, Master Gardener educational talks, local beekeeper demonstrations and more.

Look for us in the new Patriot’s Pavilion, behind City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street. For more information or to get involved, contact Carolyn Ward, 337.781.6428, or Lisa Meche, 337.886.7011.

 

Mercredi Show 2018 Features Local Music Favorites

The popular Mercredi Show has announced its Spring 2018 performance lineup and it’s filled with area favorites. This free concert series is held at Carencro’s Pelican Park, and features a fun, family friendly atmosphere, with great music and dancing. See the schedule below.

Mercredi Show      Mercredi Show

April 4 Richard Lebouef and Two Step

April 11 Don Rich Band

April 18 Clay Cormier and the Highway Boys

April 25 Kevin Naquin and Ossun Playboys

May 2 Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings

May 9 Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition

May 16 High Performance

Each show begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments are available; no ice chests, please. This community event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of local businesses. Download our sponsorship form to learn how you can support the Mercredi Show.

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A new community resource is taking shape next to Carencro City Hall. The Patriots Pavilion now under construction will provide a gathering space for various local events. The pavilion was designed by architect Lynn Guidry and the structure is funded in part through Louisiana Government Assistance Program and Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission museum grants.

          

Carencro Flag-Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Mardi Gras 2018

Carnival season opened in Carencro with the official Mardi Gras flag-raising ceremony, Jan. 6, at City Hall. Royalty from local krewes were on hand for the festivities.

Mardi Gras Krewe of Karencro and Krewe de Wide LoadPictured from left is Krewe of Karencro King Louis XXXVI, Tommy Angelle Jr., and Queen Anna XXXVI, Alison Paige Olivier; and Krewe de Wideload Queen Elizabeth IX, Sarah, standing in for Queen Elizabeth XII, Lyndsey Viviano, and King Edward XII, Kyle Derouen.

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Krewe of KarencroThe Carencro Mardi Gras Association parade begins at 11a.m., Saturday, February 3. Streets will be closed at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Carencro High School, travels north on University through the city, ending at the North Regional Library. Registered parade floats may line up at the beginning of the parade route at 6 a.m.

For full event details, parade registration and other information, please visit the association’s website.

Carencro Country Christmas

Welcome the holidays in Carencro with two fun events. Join us for the lighting of the city Christmas tree at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. There will be caroling and cookies, too. That’s followed the next day with a Carencro Country Christmas, our annual event filled with fun for the family. This community event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Ave.

Some of the activities include:
• Vendors with arts, crafts and food items
• Holiday music with choir and vocalist performances
• Door prizes
• Business and residential decorating contest winners announced

Vendors can sign up for a booth with this registration form. For general information, email us or call Margaret Rozas (337.896.6686). Businesses and homes in the decorating contest will be judged Nov. 30. To ensure your location is on the list, call Iva Clavelle (337.896.6946).

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Scheduled

All veterans and the public are invited to our annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Carencro Veterans Memorial. This community event offers heartfelt appreciation for the service of our military men and women. A special feature of this year’s ceremony is a tribute to Korean War veterans. It’s a wonderful morning of patriotism and gratitude.

Highlights include:
• Tribute to Korean War veterans by La. State Senator Gerald Boudreaux
• Recognition of all veterans in attendance and all branches of the military
• Patriotic art display by elementary school students
• Presentation of winners of the middle-school student patriotic essay contest
• Video display of local veterans’ photos, historic and recent
• Music and refreshments

Veterans can have their military photos scanned for display by bringing the photo to Melancon Funeral Home no later than Oct. 27. Please submit this form with your photo. You may also email a .jpg of the photo to tribute@melanconfuneralhome.net and indicate “Veterans Video” in the subject line. Call Jessica at 337.896.8596 to confirm receipt. Thanks to Melancon Funeral Home for offering this service for the past several years!

The Carencro Veterans Memorial is adjacent to City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street. We hope you’ll join us for this very special day.

Fall 2017 Events

The fall calendar is filled with music, arts and other cultural activities in Carencro. Two seasonal events, the Mercredi Show and the Carencro Cultural District Marketplace, provide several opportunities for family and friends to enjoy our unique community lifestyle. Make plans to join in the fun!

 
 

Mercredi Show

6-8:30 p.m. at Pelican Park
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Sept. 6 – Charlo and the Bayou Swampers

Sept. 13 – Country Roundup with Jeff Dugan, Kip Sonnier, Tony Bruce, Tammy Lynn, Steve Grisaffe, Richard Comeaux and Marc Hebert

Sept. 20 – Jackie Callier, Ivy Dugas and the Cajun Cousins

Sept. 27 – Warren Storm, Willie Tee and the Cypress Band

Oct. 4 – Mathew Ewing and the All Star Band

Oct. 11 – Tommy G and Stormy Weather

Oct. 18 – Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns

 

 
 

Carencro Cultural District Marketplace

8 a.m. – noon, behind City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street
For info, email Carolyn Ward or Lisa Meche
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Sept. 2 – Special feature this weekend: Team Tailgate Party for children, beginning at 10 a.m.

Oct. 7 – Original art, crafts, music, locally made and grown items.

Nov. 4 – Patriotic Art Walk

 

Carencro on Display at Showcase of Culture

The city of Carencro participated in Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s “Showcase of Culture” at his inaugural “Robideaux Report” address. The “Showcase of Culture” was a highlight of the communities that make Lafayette Parish a culturally-unique area.

We put our best foot forward, showing that Carencro is a city at the crossroads of community, culture, commerce and fun. We showcased the Mercredi Show, Carencro Veterans Memorial, Carencro Cultural District and PARC, a small sample of what the city of Carencro has to offer.

View pictures from the event.