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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Central Lafourche High School set to celebrate 50 years!

Central Lafourche High School set to celebrate 50 years!

Central Lafourche just turned 50.

School officials want everyone who’s ever worn the green and gold with pride to turn out this weekend for a community celebration designed to celebrate the Trojans’ big day.

Central Lafourche will hold its GREEN and GOLDen Family Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the school’s Mathews-based campus on La. Highway 1.

Assistant principal Chris Arnold said tons of events have been planned to make the day special.

Admission is free, and is open to all community members – even those who didn’t ever attend Central Lafourche High School.

“Hopefully it’s a really big event for our community,” Arnold said.

The event will provide fun for folks of all ages.

At the celebration, organizers are putting together a memorabilia area, which will allow alums and friends of the school to showcase some of the random things that they’ve collected over the years out of love for Central Lafourche.

Anyone can submit an item for the memorabilia area, and photos can be emailed electronically to

On Facebook, the school has posted a few items which will be seen on Saturday. One item posted was an old letterman’s jacket from the 1960’s – the first days the school was in existence.

Another was a tattered football helmet that dates back to the early days of the Trojans’ storied football program.

“We can’t wait to see what Trojan memorabilia you all can find,” states a news release announcing the plans for the day.

But the family day will also feature much, much more.

From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be an open car show, which will allow automobile lovers a chance to show off their wheels.

Throughout the day, event goers will be able to tour Central Lafourche’s large campus from front-to-back.

The memorabilia display will be live for the entire length of the day, and a silent auction will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Trojans football team is in the 50th anniversary spirit, too.

“It should be a great day,” Trojans football coach Keith Menard said last week about the celebration. “It’s something a lot of people are looking forward to.”

Menard said Central Lafourche will wear special helmet decals in 2016 which will honor the school’s memorable year.

On the decal will be a Trojan, with the number 50 – a touch, which Menard said will show appreciation to the importance of the occasion.

“That was our way to celebrate the anniversary,” Menard said. “We thought it was a good look.”

Kids ought to be excited, too.

A kids’ carnival zone will be located on campus to keep youngsters happy. In that zone will be games, face painting and pictures with both Spiderman and the princesses from the movie Frozen.

Music will also fill the air throughout the day with the sounds of Two Shots Til Sunday performing from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and T-Time DJ from 2-5 p.m.

All folks will be given a free food and drink ticket upon entry to family day, and additional food and drink items can be purchased with all proceeds going to 50th Anniversary Activities the school has planned for the year, as well as to student organizations.

For more information on the Family Day, call 985-532-3319.