The Gretna Glance

A Quick Glance

Updated: August 19, 2020

Chili Cookoff on the River!

Chili Cookoff on the River is still planned for Oct 30 on the river batture.

Applications for cooking teams and sponsors are already coming in for the Cookoff. The St. Joseph committee of volunteers are on the ready for the event that will have “Chicken on the Bone” for its entertainment! Don’t ya just love ‘em?    

For information about this fun filled family event, call Linda LaBorde at 504.458.6562 or Helen Williams at 504.450.8481.  

Gretna City-wide Yardsale Sign-up!

The Gretna City-wide Yardsale is still set for Sat., Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The 2021 Application for those in incorporated Gretna who want to participate in the event is below.

Early bird pricing starts now and only runs until Sat., Sept. 4. Payment should be written to Gretna Farmers’ Market. Gretna residents can sell from their own porch, garage or patio. Gretna businesses may sell from their own facilities.

This event is intended to be the resale of household goods and typical “yard sale” items. Buying and re-selling of new goods WILL NOT be permitted.

Spaces will be available to non-residents, crafters, & collectables vendors on the neutral ground area between 6th & 8th Streets on Huey P Long Avenue in Historic Downtown Gretna.

All residents, businesses and those wishing to secure space in the neutral ground must complete the application. A fee will be charged to all participants. Fees are listed on the attached application.

The event will be advertised in the Greater New Orleans Area.

Contact City Event Coordinator Summer Cook at 504.363.1552 if you have any questions not answered on the application you can download here.

Rummage Sale at St Joseph’s!

The St. Joseph Restoration group that arranges the annual Rummage Sale will know for sure by the end of August if the Rummage Sale will be held on Oct. 9 or not.  It looks good for the sale to happen. Anything could happen in this unfortunate time of the Covid-19 pandemic, but as of now, the Rummage Sale is still planned. 

If the sale goes on as planned, we will start taking furniture as of Sept. 1.

Furniture will be taken by appointment only. Call Helen Williams at 504.450.8481 to make an appointment for you to deliver furniture. She is looking forward to speak again to those nice residents who have already called her about furniture they have to donate.

Other items for the Rummage Sale will be accepted each Wednesday beginning Sept.1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A list of those items that will be accepted, and those not accepted, will be posted by the end of August.

West Jeff Class of ‘60 Reunion Set!

The class will be holding its delayed 60th Reunion on Fri., Nov. 5, 2021 from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. The event will be held at the New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd. in Terrytown.

Checks have been coming in with reservations and everyone is looking forward to the event to spending time with classmates and friends.

Cost will be $50 per person for a scrumptious buffet, an open bar, music and a great bunch of classmates to enjoy seeing again. Alumni from the Classes of 1959, 1961 and 1962 are invited to join the group for the celebration. Call

Mary Helen Williams at 504.450.8481 if you are alumni from those classes and interested in attending.

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