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Bonfires on the Levee (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Garyville, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Lutcher, St. James Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-22

Duration: 00:06:04

Subjects: Bonfires on the Levee | Christmas | Holidays


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Wiedert, Josh Interviewee
  • Vicknair, Jamie Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s visits to the preparations for the Bonfires on the Levee in Garyville in St. John the Baptist Parish. She interviews Josh Wiedert of Blood, Sweat, and Bonfires, who discusses his group’s preparations for a bonfire in the shape of an alligator garfish. LeBlanc also visits the annual Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher and interviews festival organizer Jamie Vicknair.