Photo by Dick Barsotti
Santa and Mrs. Claus (Jeff and Marianne Kersten) make an appearance at the Madeleine Parish.
Photo by Dick Barsotti
Santa and Mrs. Claus (Jeff and Marianne Kersten) make an appearance at the Madeleine Parish.
More than 500 people showed up for the Madeleine Parish’s Marketplace Holiday Bazaar and Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5. Shoppers perused the wares of more than 50 vendors and sampled the parish’s signature spring rolls.

This year, the Madeleine School students helped present the parish’s first Festival of Trees, wherein each class decorated a Christmas tree. The creations were judged and then auctioned off.