Monday, January 1, 2018


Here is a collection of pictures of groundbreaking ceremonies from over the years. I took most of them.

January 23, 1997

Lancaster Elementary School

 CHS Bell Tower

Mayor Charles H. Sheffield is shown turning over the first spade of dirt marking the coming of natural gas to Covington in 1931. Left to right in front are James T. Burns, A.V. Smith, Mrs. Albert Perbos, Mrs. B.B. Warren, Mayor Sheffield, Frank Marsolan, T. J. Champagne Sr., Victor Planche, Hebert Frederick, Cliff Millaudon and Ricky Planche. Below is the photograph as it appeared in the St. Tammany Farmer Newspaper.