The 10th Annual Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade will roll this summer on Grand Isle – less than one year after Hurricane Ida did extensive damages to Grand Isle.

The parade will be held on July 2 at 1 p.m., and it will roll at the Rippin-N-Sippin Camp on the island, located at 3301 La. Highway 1 off Grand Isle. 

Laura Guidry is one of the founders of the always-popular local event. She said this year's parade will be special because it will showcase the perseverance of the island and its amazing residents and businesses.

"This year, I am dedicating the parade to the Town of Grand Isle after Hurricane Ida tried to destroy it," Guidry said. "But it's coming back bigger and better."

Guidry said she also wants to dedicate the 2022 parade to several locals who loved Grand Isle, but who died in the past year, including Elnora Gaspard, Diane Cheramie, Poochie Cheramie, Sherilyn Poche, Dawn Guidroz Brady, Rhonda Luent, Mark Hebert, Jacob Jambon and Jack Jambon.

"If the families would like to get balloons to be lifted up for the beginning of the parade, that would be great," Guidry said.

The cost to ride in the parade is $5 per person, and locals are invited to decorate their golf carts to be festive and to pass a good time.

The annual parade raises money for local charities in our area, while also buying bikes for low-income students in our local schools, among other charitable good deeds. Guidry said it's a great celebration each year, and she wants all locals to come out and pass a good time with their family and friends. 

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