Palm Sunday Weekend to be in honor of Ben Mount

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB

This year's Palm Sunday Events will be dedicated to the memory of long-time Margaret Place Historical District (MPHD) resident, preservationist and my friend, Ben Mount.

You can learn more about this announcement and the weekend activities on the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society's (CHPS) website. Briefly, the tour has been expanded to include the following to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Margaret Place.

- Margaret Place Fan Tour on Saturday afternoon/evening, March 31st
- 100th Anniversary Brunch at 121 Artisan's Bistro on Sunday, April 1st  Two seatings.
- Free Exhibit at ICCS that will include Margaret Place Artwork by Sue Zimmerman
-Palm Sunday Tour of nine private homes in Margaret Place
- Blocked streets to better enjoy the vintage cars that will be on display
- Optional, complimentary civic center parking with transporation and historical insights provided by a docent on the Lake Charles Trolley
- Carriage rides by reservation with J&R Carriage
- Full color program

This effort is under the direction of a significant joint committee comprised of hard working representatives from CHPS, MPHD, the SWLA Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Arts and Humanites Council, and the City of Lake Charles.

Tickets to the Fan Tour and Brunch (two seatings) are limited

You can purchase tickets on-line now.

Tickets can also be purchased by check by printing out a multi- purpose form that also provides for those wishing to volunteer, advertise and/or  serve as a sponsor.

Special thanks to Sue Zimmermann and Empire of the Seed Historical Properties for the "Images of Margaret Place" artwork such as the column to the left which is displayed here with permission. To see more of Sue Zimmermann's artwork, visit Sue


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Mary Kay Hopkins, GRI, CRS, CRB, e-PRO  Lake Charles, LA
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC

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Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Lake Charles sounds like a great place.  I just saw a blog about your mardi gras preparations.

Jan 23, 2012 09:49 AM #1
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Welcome back to A.R. Thanks for sharing some wonderful information about our favorite place to visit Lake Charles.

Carl and Ceil Winters

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