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Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Rescheduled


It’s one thing to schedule an event, it’s another thing for the weather to play along with the program. While there’s only a 30% chance of rain for Saturday, to be on the safe side, the City of Lake Charles is moving the sesquicentennial events to avoid the rain.

It’s going to be interesting to see what is in the time capsule that was buried back in 1967, but we’ll have to wait until next Friday (26th) to find out. We do know that there are special coins from that year as well as recorded messages intended for the 2017 Governor of Louisiana from John McKeithen, who was governor of the state back when the capsule was buried.

After the unearthing of the time capsule, the Downtown at Sundown Concert Series will be held at the Arcade Amphitheater, 900 Lakeshore Drive, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Boomerang will be the featured band and there will be food available for sale.

As far as the parades and other festivities that were scheduled to take place tomorrow go, there is no firm date for the event rescheduling as of right now, but we are assured that those events will take place in the not to distant future.

By the way, if you’d like a way to commemorate the event, American Press Sesquicentennial Calendars will be available, with a $5 donation at Historic City Hall. The Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Katie Harrington at 337-491-1382, email

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