Gonzales native and author, Todd-Michael St. Pierre, captures this love of fun and celebration in his storybook, Chicory and Roux: The Creole Mouse and The Cajun Mouse. Chicory the city mouse would never dream of leaving her home in New Orleans … until she falls asleep in a picnic basket and wakes up in the country swamps. There she meets Roux, a country mouse, and together they experience the simple Cajun life before returning to the big city for a taste of Creole culture.
Join us at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Saturday, April 14, at
10:30 AM as Todd-Michael along with illustrator Lee Brandt Randall, and musician David Randall, presents a rollicking retelling of Aesop’s classic fable with puppets and song.
Their visit will be followed with a presentation by Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. Come as close as you dare to two live alligators. For those who are a bit more timid, we will have a smaller gator, but for those of you who are a bit more brave, the Gator Greeter will let you get close to a 4 foot long alligator!
Finally, just as Chicory and Roux celebrate their love for their culture – and express that love through the foods they share – so do we. The Jambalaya Festival Association will provide lunch following this special Explore Your Heritage storytime.
Families and children of all ages are invited to participate in this free program which is a part of our Explore Your Heritage series and is co-sponsored by The Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs and The Jambalaya Festival Association. For more information, please see our Ascension Parish Library newsletter or call and speak with one of our staff members. You can contact Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, Gonzales at 647-3955, Galvez at 622-3339, or Dutchtown at 673-8699.
The Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs (GCCA) is a “sister-city” program that creates and strengthens cooperation at the municipal level, promotes cultural understanding, and stimulates economic development. For more information about the GCCA and its services, visit http://www.gonzalesculture.org.
The Jambalaya Festival Association’s purpose is to promote Gonzales, Ascension Parish, and the surrounding area as the Jambalaya Capital of the World. For more information about the Jambalaya Festival Association and its services, visit