Community members celebrate Fourth of July amidst outbreak


POINTE COUPEE PARISH – For some, today is more than just a chance to celebrate our country’s freedom. It’s a chance to step outsid. For the Mishra family, this is the first time they’ve seen the sun in months.

“We didn’t book any boats in advance but we came out here to chill out and enjoy friends and family,” Bivek Mishra says.

The Mishras traveled heavy for their first day out of the house. They each cooked something special to celebrate the Fourth of July. Making sure to pack in some masks and stay away from other families in the process.

The Mishra family wasn’t the only group taking precautions to be safe. The city made barriers for the sitting areas. Each one at least 6 feet a part. Signs all over encouraged the people that did come to separate themselves. If you were on a boat for the annual New Roads Boat Parade, you were encouraged to stay close to your group and your group only. It was a different fourth than many imagined but 14-year-old, Imari Young says if you follow her guidelines you should be safe.

“Its still corona stay distanced, be careful wash your hands be safe and enjoy yourself.”

On the otherside of town in livingston parsih the fourth festivities are also underway. In spite of the weather that’s coming the mayor of walker says this will be a holiday to remember.

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