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Town of Jean Lafitte Hold Annual Blessing of the Fleet

The Town of Jean Lafitte and St Anthony Church held the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, April 29th along Bayou Barataria.  Thousands  participated in the event as boats lined Bayou Barataria to await having their vessels blessed by Father at the Leo Kerner Bridge. The annual event which dates back decades is typically held just before the start of the Spring wild shrimp season. Remember to do your part to support our fishermen and ask for Louisiana Seafood.

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