Household of Faith Family Worship Church’s ‘Biker Blessing’ reunites community in the newly opened New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Transportation Center
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) hosted Household of Faith Family Worship Church as they celebrated the 20th annual ‘Biker Blessing’ in the recently established, state-of-the-art, Transportation Center last Sunday.
After safety instructions and meaningful prayer, spectators watched the more than 78 motorcyclists rev their engines in unison before parading off to their church located on 9300 I-10 Service Road in New Orleans East. The hour-long procession was safely led by NOPD and JPSO along the I-10 and I-610 highways.
“Today was such a special day to bless the bikers of our community and, very importantly, a chance to come together in person for the 20th anniversary our celebration,” said First Lady of Household of Faith Family Worship Church, Dale M. Barriere. “The NOENMCC Transportation Center was the perfect setting for our community’s bikers to join in fellowship while revving their engines for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. I am so happy we were able to celebrate together, in person, once again.”
Although the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has hosted Household of Faith Family Worship Church for the annual ‘Biker Blessing’ for more than ten years, today marked the first time the event was held in the newly opened Transportation Center. The Transportation Center is part of the $557 million Capital Improvement Plan, designed to position New Orleans as an even more attractive destination in the event marketplace and to play a major role in the future of New Orleans tourism.
“We were delighted to once again help Household of Faith Family Worship Church rejoice in their annual biker staging, especially as our community emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President. “This event is exactly what our Convention Center is designed to do: offer a meeting place that supports the local community and encourages fellowship through group events.”