Trick or Treat Trail

The City of Opelousas is excited to announce this year’s Trick or Treat Trail will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 4 – 6 p.m. at South City Park in Opelousas. This SPOOK-tacular event brings over 1200 people to the park for a safe and exciting Halloween celebration! The event also allows families … Read more

Our Signature Project: Kiwanis Kids

Project Onset – 2018-2019 School Year Who – Students who struggle academically at our partner St. Landry Parish Schools What – Work closely with faculty to recognize & reward students that are struggling but have increased efforts to improve. This could be by submitting homework when they typically haven’t, participating in class, improving their grades, … Read more

Community Donations 

We do offer donations to community organizations as the need arises and our funds allow. A couple to mention include CASA and the Boys and Girls Club.


Annually we partner with the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce and South Louisiana Community College to provide scholarships to students from St. Landry Parish.

Krewe des Cheins des Opelousas

In February of 2020 we piloted our first dog parade for Mardi Gras as another fundraiser. Dogs were decked out by their owners and paraded around South Park. There was face painting, a photo booth, vendors, and we sold chillin’ dogs aka chili dogs. This was such a fun event and again a great way … Read more

Historic Holiday Tour of Homes

In December of 2019 we piloted a Historic Holiday Tour of Homes to serve as a fundraiser. It ended with a small reception at a new local venue with live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. It was a great way to capitalize on the history of our community while supporting a great cause!

Breakfast with Santa

Every year we donate and volunteer our time to serve at Breakfast with Santa, which is a benefit for the Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Clinic.

Lighting of the Village

In past years, we set up a tent at Le Vieux Village Lighting of the Village and cooked a taco soup to provide small bowls to the community free of charge.

Safe Halloween 

In past years, we attended and provided bags to trick or treaters who showed up with none at Le Vieux Village.