Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Save The Mid-City Bonfire

The City of New Orleans' Park and Parkways Department, Police Department and Fire Department are trying to block the century-old tradition of a New Year's Eve bonfire of Christmas trees on the Orleans Avenue neutral ground.

Long-time residents report that the bonfire, traditionally held in the 4200 block of Orleans Avenue, has been a continuous celebration for going on 90 years.

Please call your local elected officials and tell them to stop trying to kill New Orleans traditions. They've tried it with Second Lines and the Mardi Gras Indians. Now it's our turn. Remember how hard it was to get the city to return to traditional Mardi Gras routes including Endymion?

What will they try to kill next?

Please call or email your councilmember and at-large members jackie Clarkson and Arnie Fielkow and tell them to leave our traditions alone

Shelly Midura:
Phone: (504) 658-1010
Fax: (504) 658-1016

Arnie Fielkow:
Phone: (504) 658-1060
Fax: (504) 658-1068

Cynthia Hedge Morrell:
Phone: (504) 658-1040
Fax: (504) 658-1048

Cynthia Willard Lewis:
Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058

James Carter:
Phone: (504) 658-1030
Fax: (504) 658-1037

Stacy Head:Phone: (504) 658 -1020
Fax: (504) 658-1025

Jackie Clarkson:
Phone: (504) 658-1070
Fax: (504) 658-1077


  1. I understand that the fire department is the main obstacle here. They should contact Charles Parent.

  2. I tried the fire department's main number several times this morning. It goes into a recording asking I call during regular business hours, which of course I was doing.

    I will add that number to the post as well.