New Orleans Events –Monday, August 29, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Monday, August 29, 2016.
Monday, Aug. 29 – Katrina Memorial Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Speakers include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana State Senators Jean-Paul Morrell and Wesley Bishop, 8:30 a.m. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and displaced one million. Thousands of homes were flooded and destroyed in Louisiana and along the Gulf coast.
Location: Katrina Memorial, Claiborne Avenue and Reynes St., New Orleans.
Monday, Aug. 29 – Republican Rep. Garret Graves hosts Republican Rep. John Mica on a tour of South Louisiana to assess the damage of the recent flooding, 9:45 a.m.
Location: GOHSEP, 7667 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.
Monday, Aug. 29 – Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy hosts town hall meetings at, Coushatta Town Council, 1211 E. Carroll St., Coushatta, 1:30 p.m.; and Minden City Hall Council Chambers, 520 Broadway St., Minden, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29 – Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill and entrepreneurs from throughout the Mississippi River Delta region host a conference call to launch the 2016-2017 Delta Challenge pitch competition series, 10:00 a.m.