UPDATE: Lake Charles Sesquicentennial celebration rescheduled - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

UPDATE: Lake Charles Sesquicentennial celebration rescheduled

(Source: City of Lake Charles) (Source: City of Lake Charles)

The City of Lake Charles' Sesquicentennial Celebration, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 22, has been rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather.

The time capsule opening ceremony will take place Friday, May 26, at Historic City Hall, 1001 Ryan St., prior to Downtown at Sundown.

The Centennial Time Capsule, buried in 1967, contains items such as Centennial coins and souvenirs, tape recorded messages to the 2017 governor - John Bel Edwards - from Gov. John McKeithen and to the 2017 mayor from Mayor James Sudduth.

After the unearthing of the time capsule, the Downtown at Sundown Concert Series will be held at the Arcade Amphitheater, 900 Lakeshore Drive, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Boomerang will be the featured band and there will be food available for sale.

The Sesquicentennial Parade of Festivals and family concert will be rescheduled for a later date. Area festivals and events, as well as businesses/organizations/churches who’ve been in existence 50 years or more, are invited to participate.

All three events are free. As these are family events, they are alcohol-free.

American Press Sesquicentennial Calendars will be available, with a $5 donation at Historic City Hall. The Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Sesquicentennial Celebration is sponsored by American Press, Chalkley Family, CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Health System, Lake Charles Coca-Cola, IBERIABANK, Imperial Health Center for Orthopaedics, JD Bank, Rick and Donna Richard, Empire of the Seed Historic Properties, the Stream Family, Healthy Image Marketing Agency, Pumpelly Oil, Lake Area Medical Center and Lakeside Bank.

For more information, call Katie Harrington at 337-491-1382, email katie.harrington@cityoflc.us or visit www.celebratelakecharles150.com.

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