79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

Craft show vendors offer variety for festival-goers

Justin Douglas, 10, of Morgan City, plays with a remotely operated vehicle simulator Saturday under the U.S. 90 bridge during the 37th annual arts and crafts show.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Festival-goers were treated to a variety of merchants and displays during the 37th annual arts and crafts show at the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival.

Food booths raise money for causes

Festival-goers continue to line up for food in Lawrence Park despite rain Saturday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The festival weekend featured lots of food, much of it sold by non-profits in Lawrence Park to benefit various charitable causes, and one group even gave away free jambalaya.

After 25 years, priest returns to bless the fleet

The Rev. Michael Russo, a native of Patterson, blesses a boat during the Blessing of the Fleet Sunday morning. Russo blessed the fleet 25 years ago after being ordained.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sunday’s blessing of the fleet ceremony was very meaningful to celebrant the Rev. Michael Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival starts

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 79th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival King Michael Patterson, Festival Queen Hailee Thomas, Children’s Day King Remington Begley, Children’s Day Queen Emily Price, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, members of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, parish officials, family and friends.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival continues through Monday and organizers are hoping it will be one of the best years yet despite the forecast.

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