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  • The Krewe of Excalibur Parade 2013

    The Krewe of Excalibur Carnival Club are preparing for their Twelth Mardi Gras parade in Metairie on February 1, 2013. A Medieval theme to the organization lends itself to grand costuming and a unique look. If you are a Medieval buff you will enjoy their ball where King Arthur, with his sword Excalibur, reigns with his Queen Guenevire. Merlin and Lady of the Lake also appear. The Krewe of Excalibur are a social Organization having several fun filled events each year

  • The Submariner Memorial: Long Journey Forward

    Join us for the Submariner Memorial Dedication on Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Square at 11 AM.

  • CASA Advocate PSA

    CASA Jefferson utilizes trained community members to speak up for abused and/or neglected children in Jefferson Parish giving them hope and working to ensure their safety. Find out how you can help give a voice to an abused and neglected child in Jefferson Parish.

  • KaTREEna Giveaway

    In partnership with the Super Bowl XLVII New Orleans’ Host Committee’s Environmental Committee, the Hike for KaTREEna project is trying to plant 7 thousand trees in the New Orleans area this year. On Saturday, January 12th, 1 thousand native Louisiana trees were given away at Lafreniere Park to Jefferson Parish residents.

  • The Krewe of Little Rascals Parade 2013

    The Krewe of Little Rascals celebrates its 30th anniversary as a premier organization for the youth of America. The Krewe of Little Rascals was formed in 1983 by Jack and Maureen Spittler, who wanted to give their own children and the children of the Greater New Orleans area their own unique Mardi Gras experience. The Krewe has members from all over the United States now who also participate in the Ball Masque and the Parade. In 1987, Arthur Hardy, author of the Mardi Gras Guide, said of the Krewe “…with the support of residents and businesses in the Kenner-Metairie community, the Little Rascals may be destined to make Mardi Gras history, by surviving as a quality organization for youngsters”. In 2008, more than 20 years later, Arthur Hardy writes of the Krewe “Little Rascals is the longest running, most flamboyant, most successful organization for young people in the history of Mardi Gras”. The Krewe gained international exposure through a 1997 segment on T.V. in Japan and our 1998 feature article in National Geographic WORLD Magazine. Dot Cooke, Assistant Captain and Parade Coordinator said, “Our parade, on January 20, 2013 attracted a crowd of over 300,000, three times as many people as the crowd who attend the Super Bowl”. When the Krewe began, there were only 3 Krewe floats. Now the parade has 14-20 floats totaling 85+ units each year. They include Court floats, Krewe floats and a specially designed float for handicapped riders. These floats are joined by marching groups, bands, horseback riding groups, car clubs, and our Grand Marshal and other special interest units. The Jerusalem Temple and Farhad Grotto Shriners are a beloved part of our production, along with several radio station vans and special vehicles. Many schools from the Metro Area participate, along with dance schools, military bands and floats, Jimmy’s Kids. Radio Disney, the Hornets Bookmobile, Honey Bees and the Saintsations have also been attractions in our parade.. One year we featured the iconic “Roman Candy” horse carriage, as a Mardi Gras first. Hundreds of thousands+ watch as our family-oriented parade and ball are aired on area T.V. and now on the internet. Our parade Grand Marshals have included national sports figures, music celebrities both national and local, TV personalities, a Navajo Code Talker and bbefore his untimely death, Mr. Spanky McFarland rode as our Grand Marshal. He was “Spanky” in the original motion picture and was very happy to be part of our organization. Our kids “of all ages” will never forget him. We have special rates available on rooms at a local hotel for our out-of-town members and guests. For further information on how your child can become a Little Rascals and a member of this great organization, please visit our website: or contact 30th Anniversary 2013 season Captains Miss Amanda Rose Tinkle Miss Taylor Shelenhamer King: Master Austin Engel Queen: Miss Abby Shelenhamer

  • New JPtv IDs

    JPtv has rolled out 10 new IDs from around Jefferson Parish to run in conjunction with the ones already airing. . . See them here.

  • Holiday in the Park Lighting Ceremony

    Jefferson Parish officials kicked off the start of the holiday season, with a little help from Santa and Frosty, by throwing the switch on the annual Holiday in the Park celebration in Lafreniere Park. New and traditional seasonal lights will delight adults and kids alike! Come celebrate the magic of the season in Jefferson Parish.

  • State of the Parish Address 2012

    The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2012 "State of the Parish" Address on Wednesday, December 5th at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport. The program was an opportunity to hear Parish President John Young and Council Chairman Elton Lagasse review the 2012 year and discuss the future for Jefferson Parish, particularly what it will mean for business.

  • JPtv Kids’ Story Time: Creepy Crawly Halloween

    Kids and caregivers gather at the West Bank Regional Library every Monday morning at 10:30 for Story Time. This week’s selection: “Creepy Crawly Halloween,” a story about all the creepy and crawly things that go into a fun-filled Halloween.

  • JPtv Kids Story Time: Monday in Louisiana

    Kids and caregivers gather at the West Bank Regional Library every Monday morning at 10:30 for Story Time. This week’s selection: “Monday in Louisiana,” a story about all the different foods we like to eat here in Louisiana.

  • JPtv Kids Story Time: Halloween

    Kids and caregivers gather at the West Bank Regional library every Monday morning at 10:30 for Story Time. This week’s selection: “Halloween,” a story about three kids and their Halloween adventures.

  • JPtv Kids Story Time: Grumpy Gloria

    Kids and caregivers gather at Belle Terre library every Thursday morning at 10:30 for Story Time. This week’s selection: “Grumpy Gloria,” a story about a dog that just won't cheer up, no matter what the family's kids try.

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