Gators on the Geaux in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gators on the Geaux in Lake Charles, Louisiana

When you think of Southwest Louisiana Alligators come to mind right?

You thought I was going to show you real Gator’s didn’t you??

Several years ago the Lake Charles Symphony created a fundraiser allowing businesses to purchase artistic Gators to place in front of their businesses. It was well received and the donations contributed to the support of the Symphony projects.  The Gator idea caught on and  soon became known as “Gators on the Geaux”  Businesses and organizations jumped on board and the creative themed Gators began to pop up all across the City of Lake Charles.

I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day, put the top down on the car and visit some of our special Gators around town.

Gator Clotile

Let me introduce you to “Clotile” who resides at the Southwest Tourist Bureau.  “Clotile” was created by local artist, Susan Arnold.

Mardi Gras Gator

LSU Gator

Mardi Gras Gator resides in front of the office of Dr. Lee J. Monlezun.  Its only appropriate since  Dr. Monlezun is Captain Emeritus of  Krewe de la famille!

LSU Gator resides in front of State Farm, Dave McCarty’s office.  He is a proud Gator wearing McCarty’s #74 LSU Jersey.  Dave McCarty played on the 1958 LSU National Championship team!

central school gators

These Gators guard the entrance to Old Central School, which now houses the Arts and Humanities Council.

To date, the City of Lake Charles now has over 100 unique one of a kind artistic Gators gracing the entrances of parish government offices, schools and businesses which provide enjoyment for visitors, residents and our community.

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