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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Breaux to serve as Grand Marshal of Lockport Christmas Parade

Breaux to serve as Grand Marshal of Lockport Christmas Parade

Leon “Bud” Breaux III, President of the Lockport-based Breaux Petroleum Products, will serve as the 2019 Grand Marshal of the Lockport Christmas Parade.

Founded in 1922 in Lockport, Breaux Petroleum is a fuel and lubricants distributor throughout South Louisiana.

Bud is a 1979 graduate of Central Lafourche High School and a 1983 graduate of Nicholls State University. Bud serves as the fourth generation of leadership for Breaux Petroleum and has been with the company for 34 years.

Bud is an active member of the local Lockport community having been a member of the Rotary Club for more than 30 years as well as a past president, coach of the Lockport Lightning swim team for over a decade, longtime member of the Saint Hilary finance committee and past president of the South Central Swim Association. He has two sons, Blake and Derek Breaux, who currently represent the fifth generation of leadership with the company.

Bud is the son of Leon “Buddy” Breaux, Jr. and Gayle Breaux, owners of Breaux Petroleum and the company’s third generation of leadership.

Buddy – who is still actively involved in leadership of the company – was responsible for the 1986 merger with Lockport Oil and Tire Company, forming what is now the present-day Breaux Petroleum Products.

Buddy and Gayle have three other children in addition to Bud: Doug Breaux, Greg Breaux and Elizabeth Breaux.

Since its founding, Breaux Petroleum has been a pillar of the Lockport community giving back to several local events and causes including the Lockport Library, Holy Savior Catholic School, Central Lafourche athletics association, Project Graduation and much more.

This year’s Lockport Tree Lighting Festivities will begin on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockport Bayou Side Park. Every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and Mr. Claus. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Town of Lockport.

Friday night’s Tree Lighting will be followed by the 28th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin and end on Church Street.