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Pelican Waste Holiday Schedule

Residents, please note the following schedule changes for garbage and recycling pickup during the holidays:

Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) – Normal route will run.

Wednesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Wednesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Thank you for your cooperation.  

Patriotic Essays 2019

Congratulations to the Patriotic Student Essay Contest winners for 2019! Thank you to Carencro Business Association for sponsoring this year’s contest. 

Here are the top three winners. Click the link for each student to read their winning essays.

1st place: Emily Roy from St. Ignatius Catholic School

2nd place: Mya Arceneaux from Carencro Catholic School

3rd place: Morrigana Hardy from Carencro Middle School


Kudos to the remaining top 10 finishers. In no particular order: 

Mia Stelly, Grant Domengeaux, and Emily Domingue, St. Ignatius Catholic School; Emma Abrams, Jeanne Glaude, and Ellie LeBlanc, Carencro Catholic School; and Hayleigh Robins, Carencro Middle School.

Thanks to Darrell Minix, Rose Minix, Jody Soileau, Amy Fiorelli, Roy Heiken, and Stacey Judice for their contribution in selecting the top 10 winners for this year’s contest! 

Christmas in Carencro

The Carencro Cultural District invites you to celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas with the official Christmas tree lighting and more holiday fun.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
6-8 p.m.
Patriots Pavilion, 210 E. St. Peter Street (behind City Hall)
Free and open to the public (donations of canned goods/nonperishable food items accepted)


The Carencro Business Association continues the fun on Saturday when it hosts its annual Carencro Country Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue
Free and open to the public (donations of hoodies, coats, gloves, hats & scarves accepted)

  • Crusaders Jingle Run at 8 a.m., sponsored by Carencro Catholic School
  • Choirs and musical performances
  • Arts and crafts holiday market
  • Food and refreshments
  • Photos with Santa

Interested in performing or having a vendor booth at Carencro Country Christmas? Please submit our application form.

Meet the Team: Lisa Meche

Carencro native Lisa Meche began working for her hometown five years ago. Her reason? As the city began to flourish, she wanted to be someone who had a helping hand in its growth.

Starting each day with a little prayer and meditation, Lisa utilizes her mornings to prioritize her duties for each day. With a degree in finance from UL Lafayette, and certifications from Louisiana Municipal Clerks Association and Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries and Assistants, Lisa is well-suited to carry out the tasks that are included in her duties as Assistant City Clerk. She prepares agendas for council meetings, prepares and processes accounts payable for the city, and submits grant applications on the city’s behalf, to name just a few of Lisa’s regular duties. From serving on the Veterans Memorial Committee and coordinating the Cultural District activities, including the upcoming Old-Fashioned Christmas, Lisa’s commitment to seeing Carencro grow is apparent.

Lisa enjoys being on the move outside of work, as well. Practicing yoga and taking a bike ride are her favorite ways to get some exercise. Lisa loves being able to spend time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Tony, for 36 years and has two kids, Halee Fuselier and Myles Meche. She adores her grandson Hayes Fuselier, and spoils him as often as she can!

Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
10-11:30 a.m.
Carencro Veterans Memorial, 210 E. St. Peter Street
Free and open to the public

The Carencro Veterans Day Ceremony truly captures the essence of community. This annual event brings residents together to honor the service of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to expressing appreciation of all veterans, our 2019 ceremony will pay special tribute to Peacetime Patriotism, recognizing veterans who served from the end of the Vietnam War until 9/11 in 2001.

Lynn Guidry, chair of the Carencro Veterans Memorial committee, notes, “Each year, we try to bring special attention to a particular group of veterans during our event. We’ve generally focused on major conflicts and wars through history, yet there are many thousands of veterans whose service came during what’s referred to as “peacetime” although there was battle service and casualties of U.S. military during these years. We think it’s important to note the service of these veterans, as well.”

The event also will feature student art and essays on the theme of patriotism. Veterans in attendance will be honored, and there will be patriotic music and refreshments. Please join us!


Assumption Church Fair

Carencro’s Our Lady of the Assumption Church hosts its 10th Annual Church Fair, Sept 28-29, 2019. The event features a 5K walk/run, food, live music, bingo, games, a raffle, and a fire truck and Smoke House demonstration. All are invited to this fun family event, held on church grounds at 410 N. Michaud Street.

See the event flier.

Meet Councilmember Alfred Sinegal


Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in Carencro and graduated from Carencro High School in 1974. After high school, I continued my education at the University of New Orleans and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, majoring in political science.

What prompted you to run for office?
I served for seven years on the Parks and Recreation Commission of Carencro, and when my term was complete, I wanted to find a way to continue serving the community. I am now in my ninth year as a City Council representative. My focus continues to be working on drainage and improving our streets.

What would you like to share about your work, your family and your free-time interests?
I am happily retired after 21 years as a school bus driver for the Lafayette Parish School System, but I do continue to work as a substitute driver when needed.

My wife Camelia and I have been married for 40 years, and have two children and two grandchildren. In our spare time, we love to cook. It’s an activity we’ve enjoyed doing together for a long time and we had the pleasure of selling bar-b-que dinners for 11 years. I still enjoy cooking up delicious food for a crowd, and in July, I cooked a jambalaya to feed the Carencro Police Department and Carencro Fire Department during Hurricane Barry. I also have a passion for thoroughbred horse racing, and had the opportunity to race a couple of horses with moderate success.

Meet the Team: Glenda Senegal

Glenda SenegalGlenda Senegal exemplifies the phrase, “Carpe diem” or “Seize the day!” This long-time city employee is a self-professed early bird and is usually one of the first to arrive at the office in the mornings. She uses that quiet time to begin her day with prayer. She then gets coffee brewing and is ready for what the day will bring.

Having worked for her hometown government for 25 years, Glenda has spent the last three of those years as an Accounting Clerk for the city. Her duties include processing invoices, issuing occupational licenses for new businesses setting up shop in Carencro, and handling special event permits. Since she loves working with people, Glenda is a great fit for this position.

A Carencro High graduate, Glenda spent three years in the U.S. Army Reserve. She’s also a Certified Municipal Assistant Clerk and is a member of the Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries and Assistants.

In her free time, she has fun trying her luck at the casino, and loves spending time with family, including her daughter, son-in-law, four grandchildren, sister and niece, as well as her many friends.

Thanks for all you do for the City of Carencro, Glenda!

Glow in the Cro

Enjoy the Glow in the Cro Hot Air Balloon Festival, Aug. 30-31, at Pelican Park! See up to 20 hot air balloons and enjoy a carnival, music, arts & crafts, and more. Visit the event website for full details.