Ascension residents explored their heritage at Gonzales Library event

Darian Graivshark

Louisiana celebrates culture with food, music, and a good time.

The Gonzales Library allowed people to learn about their culture with the Explore Your Heritage event on October 27.

Lunch was provided by the Jambalaya Association. The JFA donated food for those who attended the event. The jambalaya was one of the representations of cajun culture.

In the storybook Chicory and Roux: The Creole Mouse and The Cajun Mouse by Todd-Michael St. Pierre, Chicory and Roux celebrate their love for their culture by the food that they share in part of the story.

Illustrator Lee Brandt Randall, and musician David Randall, were also present. David performs the songs that are at the end of the book. Lee has shared her drawing talents before and has taught art for 23 years.

You can visit to find more books by Todd-Michael.

Guests also had the opportunity to interact with a small alligator, or an almost three-foot alligator. The alligator presentation was by Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery.

The Gonzales Library had about 80-85 people attend the event, which lots of excitement surrounding the live alligators at the event.

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