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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Bradford to reign as Lockport Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Bradford to reign as Lockport Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Lockport resident Florence “Flo” Bradford will reign as the 27th Grand Marshal for the Annual Lockport Christmas Parade set for Saturday, December 1.

Flo is the spouse of James “Jimmy” Bradford and the daughter of the late O.A. Picou and Ouida Orgeron Burnette. She is the mother of Melanie B. Arceneaux, Melissa B. Kreamer and Melinda Bradford. She is the Grandmother to Brent Arceneaux, Jr., Trent and Derricka Arceneaux, Jason, April and Jayme Kreamer and Bryndan Boudreaux. Flo is also the Great-Grandmother to Sean Loftin, Emma Arceneaux and Eloise Kreamer.

Flo is a board member of the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department and currently holds rank of Lieutenant. She has been with the organization for thirty years. She is also a member of the Raceland Fire Department.

In addition, she has been a member of the Lockport Carnival Club for thirty years and was a past board member. Historically speaking, she was the first Queen for the Krewe of Apollo in 2001.

The public is invited to join Flo as she and the town of Lockport celebrate the Annual Tree Lighting event to be held on Friday, November 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockport Bayou Side Park.

Every child in attendance will receive a gift from Santa Clause.

Fresh popcorn, kettle corn, hotdogs with homemade chili and soft drinks will be served, compliments of the Lockport Fire Department.

On Saturday, December 1, the Town of Lockport, along with Grand Marshall Flo, will celebrate the Annual Christmas Parade, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The parade travels throughout the Town of Lockport beginning and ending on Church Street and will feature Santa Clause and Frosty, local school marching bands, dancing groups and floats decorated by individuals and local businesses.

The public is invited to join the festivities and help kick in the holiday season.