Jo Banner, Communications Manager of the River Parishes Tourist Commission, was the speaker at the January 10, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  Jo described the attractions available in the River Parishes which encompass St Charles, St John, and St James parishes.  There are a total of 11 Plantations which conduct tours, 4 different swamp tours, and numerous film locations in the River Parishes.  Approximately 100,000 visitors come each year to experience these attractions.  Additional information on these attractions can be found at the New Orleans Plantation Country website: