The annual Senior Citizens Day at the Catahoula Elementary School was a lot of fun. The school gym was packed full of Catahouleans and visitors from Parks, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, New Iberia, St. Martinville and beyond. Harold Trahan and his Cajun Playboy Band furnished their fantastic music and were a big hit.
Leland Guidry hosted the event – a little nervous, but a job well done. The delicious gumbo and deserts were served by Arsene Blanchard and Dee Dee Blanchard.
Accompanied by his wife, Cathy, Sheriff Ronny Theriot was guest speaker. Boz and Ollie Verret walked around to all the tables greeting everyone individually like they always do. So impressive were the school kids serving the seniors! Just about everyone is related to each other either on their mom’s or dad’s side in these little towns around here. So they served one another’s grandparents, aunts, uncles and family relatives and friends, going to all the tables offering soft drinks or water. They carried out the food trays like little professional waiters.
The eldest there were Guilbert “Rubin” Latiolais and Essie Borel. [Common courtesy prevents us from giving their ages – Ed.]
Edrick Courville accepted the Memorial Award for his deceased wife, Lilly. The Civic Award went to Jeanette Blanchard. Oldest bachelor recognition went to Wilma Blanchard Jr. and bachelorette to Hilda Savoy.
Of course there was dancing and laughter. This event is always lots of fun. And to say bien merci to all the volunteers who helped organizers Camille and Lillian Blanchard, Ida Trautman, Myra Laviolette and Carla Boggs put this show together.
The Latiolais family held their annual reunion at the Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park Saturday, Nov. 1.
Amitié à tout.