The Gretna Glance

A Quick Glance

Updated: July 16, 2020

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Chris’s Backpack Project

Chris Ziifle is still at it, making backpacks filled with needed NEW items of supplies and food stuff for the homeless.  

To drop off supplies, go to 618 3rd St. in Old Gretna and place in the box on the side of the building. Text 504.864.3660 to let Chris know to pick up the package or for more info. To make a monetary donation, make check payable to Chris Ziifle and mail to 618 3rd St., Gretna, LA 70053 or just drop in the mail chute there. 

Mask Up, Gretna!

Mayor Belinda Constant is still asking for everyone to please continue to MASK UP, practice social distancing and wash hands often so we can get off restrictions and be back to normal as soon as possible.  

U. S. Census 2020

It is very important and not too late for all residents to respond to the 2020 Census which will insure that the City of Gretna and Jefferson Parish community will receive much needed resources from the Federal Government. 

Hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake every year for the next 10 years. The results of the 2020 Census inform funding and planning for new clinics, school lunch programs, emergency services and more. Important that you count everyone who was living in your home on April 1, 2020. Use your Census 2020 form you received in the mail or go online to 2020Census to complete the quick, user-friendly form. 

Gretna Farmers Market

The Gretna Farmers Market at the Marketplace every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with a full house of vendors. Social distancing is practiced, all vendors must wear masks and patrons are asked to wear masks for everyone’s safety.    

SPCA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

The Jefferson SPCA is running a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program to reduce pet overpopulation in Jefferson Parish and help reduce the number of unwanted animals in the shelter. Cats, dogs and even rabbits can be fixed. There is a co-pay for the service.

Feral or community cats are FREE as long as they are brought to the vet in a humane cat trap which we lend out. Pit Bulls or a mix of Pit Bull is also FREE on this program. For details, call 504.442.5118 or go to