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St. Martinville considers replacing Mardi Gras and All Saints Day holidays with Juneteenth

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St. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) — The Mayor of Martinville hopes to add Juneteenth as a paid holiday for city employees, but some council members believe they have enough holidays already.

Monday, July 19th’s agenda reads “Consider removing All Saints Day and Mardi Gras as employee holidays and replace Juneteenth as employee holiday.” That meeting starts at 6:00 P.M.

St. Martinville Mayor Melinda Mitchell explained, “I actually put it on to add not knowing the council would make a motion to remove two. That was very devastating to me”

Mayor Mitchell didn’t want to take away any of the city of St. Martinville’s 13 paid holidays, but to add Juneteenth she says, “Is definitely worth it.”

Worth is why Mayor Pro-Tem Craig Prosper suggested the two for one trade.

“It’s pretty simple what I’m looking for. I’m trying to save the city money, not spend more money, and we need to do some things creatively to make ends meet,” Prosper told News 10.

He said essential workers like police and utilities work regardless, so adding a paid holiday costs thousands.

The council left the decision of which holidays to eliminate up to the mayor. Her options were Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Veteran’s Day.

She chose All Saints Day. “That was actually my first pick. It was very easy to pick that one,” Mitchell said.

Her second choice was Mardi Gras. “It was difficult to decide,” Mitchell stated. “I know due to COVID a lot of Mardi Gras parades have decreased. There’s not a lot of people celebrating gatherings, so that’s the two days I chose to remove.”



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Black Friday


And they’re trying to add Juneteenth too?


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They already have MLK off. Isn’t that enough?


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re: St. Martinville considers replacing Mardi Gras and All Saints Day holidays with Juneteenth
Wait, is that the same Black Friday where the mouth breathers fight over deeply discounted chinese shit, or is it something else?


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Removing All Saints Day before Black Friday.

Our consumerist culture in a nutshell.


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All Saints Day is a paid holiday? Is that standard?



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Her second choice was Mardi Gras. “It was difficult to decide,” Mitchell stated. “I know due to COVID a lot of Mardi Gras parades have decreased. There’s not a lot of people celebrating gatherings, so that’s the two days I chose to remove.”

What? So just because they weren’t a lot of people celebrating it because of Covid the last 2 times, this means they’re not going to be going back to celebrating it again?


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Her second choice was Mardi Gras. “It was difficult to decide,” Mitchell stated. “I know due to COVID a lot of Mardi Gras parades have decreased. There’s not a lot of people celebrating gatherings, so that’s the two days I chose to remove.”


Uh lady you do realize all of these festivities will be back potentially as early as next spring right? Is she implying that people aren't going to be celebrating Mardi Gras ever again?


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What? So just because they weren’t a lot of people celebrating it because of Covid the last 2 times, this means they’re not going to be going back to celebrating it again?




We only missed one Mardi Gras. We snuck a great Mardi Gras in in 2020 right before everything exploded by like two weeks.


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NeonSunburst
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Does she not realize the how much money mardi gras brings into the state? What. An. Idiot!!



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Jeff Landry better get back to his hometown and kick some arse if they’re considering that shite


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St. Martinville Mayor Melinda Mitchell


This bitch is under investigation for spending city money on her Benz


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Dear fellow Louisianains:

I’m ashamed of our state. I can no longer live here. Im moving to Texas where they really know how to run a state.


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Hopefully she gets indicted for malfeasance.


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the “why do you care?” ot lefties will be here soon.


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BigJman
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They already have MLK off. Isn’t that enough?


It will never be enough


BobABooey
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It would be appropriate if they made Juneteenth a holiday in their executive session but didn’t tell anyone until 4:59pm on Juneteenth. Really make it hit home.


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Wow they got a lot of holidays, there was only ten federal ones before Juneteenth. All Saints Day is pretty dumb for a gov holiday. At least with Mardi Gras you can kinda claim some what that it is semi secular now. Should have chosen good friday over it.
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GreenRockTiger
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Wait, is that the same Black Friday where the mouth breathers fight over deeply discounted chinese shit, or is it something else?


I guess - it has the word black in it and it’s capitalized- so doesn’t that make everyone happy?

No Evangeline day?
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