2017 Christmas on the Bayou

  
  • Fireworks on the Bayou will be December 9th at 6:00 PM.

  • The Christmas Parade will be December 10th at 1:00 PM.  Line up and judging will begin at 11:00 AM.  Anyone who wants to participate in the parade can get an application at the Cottonport Town Hall.

  • Vendors may also pick up an application at Town Hall.
  
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Town Council

Mayor……………………........………..…….......................William “Scotty” Scott III
Mayor Pro-Tem………………...................................................…….Curtis Francisco
Town of Council District 1…….....................................….. Margaret Prater-Jenkins
Town of Council District 2…….….......................................................Kenneth Friels
Town of Council District 3………...................................................… Luke L. Welch
Town of Council District 4………....................................................... Demple Prater
Police Chief………..........................................................................Earnest Anderson
Town Clerk……….........................................................................Theresa Anderson

Town of Cottonport

The Town of Cottonport is a community of approximately 2,015 residents and is located in the central portion of Avoyelles Parish. It is a picturesque town located on Bayou Rouge and it was once a major port for shipping cotton to New Orleans. Bayou Rouge was dammed many years ago and is now used mainly for children's fishing tournaments and is decorated beautifully during the holidays. 
Today, our school system is still a great one, but because of consolidation, we no longer have a high school. We have Cottonport Elementary School, St. Mary Catholic School, and the Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Ward H. Nash, Avoyelles Campus.  
There is an Avoyelles Women Correctional Center (AWCC) in our town. It houses about 204 prisoners. Cottonport is also the location of Louisiana State Penitentiary, The Raymond Laborde Correctional Center; a medium security prison located at 1630 Prison Road; houses around 500 prisoners and employs 250 people.
CLTC established 36 programs, serves approximately 1,600 students per semester. The region was comprised of one main campus, six branches, one extension, and seven instructional service centers.
The campuses were first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (SACS/COEI). The campuses were accredited by SACS/COEI from January 1974 through December 1995. COEI division withdrew from SACS in December 1995 and was reorganized as 15 the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The campuses have been accredited by COE from January 1996 to the present.
Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Legislative Session proposed a reorganization of the Louisiana Technical College. LCTCS adopted the 21st Century Model for the Delivery of Technical Education effective July 1, 2006. The reorganization consists of eight Regional Education Centers.
There are about sixty businesses in Cottonport. The Cottonport Bank and Insurance Agency, the Department of Corrections Credit Union, Cotton Corner Drug Store, Poret's Drug Store, T-Jim's Grovery & Market, Abundant Blessings Store, Family Dollar Store, The Y Not Stop, Bayou Express, Bernard's Cajun Sea Fry, Cottonport Family Clinic, Lacombe's Monogramming, and Kelly's Beauty Boutique just to name a few.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, located at 736 Ducote Lane, and First Evening Star Baptist Church, located at 320 Swift Street, are also churches in Cottonport.
In 2001, we were awarded Louisiana's Cleanest City of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. District VIII- Category A. In 2006 we were chosen as District Winners of the LGCF "2006 Cleanest City Contest."
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The Avoyelles School Board and the Town of Cottonport signed an intergovernmental agreement on July 14, 2004 to make use of property formerly known as the "Cottonport High School football field, track, and stadium." Upon this agreement the Rapides Foundation implemented a walking trail project for Town of Cottonport. The project was completeld October 31, 2004. We received a sign from the Rapides Foundation. This walking trail is called "Cotton Trail." 

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Cottonport Police Department
(318)876-3488
931 Bryan Street Cottonport, LA

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Cottonport Fire Department
Cheif: Chris Lemoine
Assistant Cheif: Mike Ducote
(318)876-2525
307 Choupique Ln Cottonport LA

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Organizations in Town


  • LA Small Towns Committee
 
  • Mayor's Commission of Women
 
  • Cottonport Museum & Cultural Center Board
 
  • Cottonport Lion's Club
 
  • Industrial Development Board
 
  • Cottonport Housing Authority Board

 

  • Cottonport Park Board
 

Cottonport Town Hall
931 Bryan St, Cottonport
Louisiana  71327
(318) 876-3485

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  Our Tourist Attractions
 
  • Ducote Oaks (Front Street) Historical oaks planted in 1823 by Joseph Ducote II on the banks of Bayou Rouge
  • "MOVITA" C. 1900 on Montalvo Blvd.
  • Theophile Lemoine Home (Dulany Plantation) C. 1856
  • Perret Home (St. Anthony's Academy) C. 1897
  • Cottonport Museum (Cottonport Avenue) This museum was dedicated on December 31, 2004
  • People's Cross- Symbol of Unity, on the banks of Bayou Rouge
  • Cottonport Veteran's Memorial Site, on the bank of Bayou Rouge (2003)
  • Cotton Queen Square- entertainment, social, and special events area
  • Sarah Ann Williams' Memorial Park- recreation area on Indian Bayou Road
  • "Cotton Trails" on the Cottonport Elementary School old football/track field
Annual Events

Cottonport Egg Pocking on the Bayou
Easter Weekend

Zydeco Blues Festival
3rd Weekend in June

Cottonport Family Day
2nd Saturday in October

Cottonport Quilt Show
1st Saturday in October

Christmas on the Bayou Festival and Fireworks
2nd weekend in December

Christmas on the Bayou Pageant
2nd weekend in November