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Committee to promote the French Language Met Today


OCTOBER 28, 2015


    Members of a committee promoting our French language and culture in Evangeline Parish met today with a representative of Codofil.

     The committee will be conducting a French survey to find how many people can speak, understand or write in French. The surveys will be distributed through local news media, Chamber of Commerce of Commerce and City Hall. Local and area residents are urged to fill it out and bring it back to the city hall or Chamber office.

    The committee also praised Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and the city of Ville Platte for their on going street sign project. City crews are replacing old street signs and replacing them with colorful red Bi-Lingual signs written in both English and French. The crews are finishing Main and will next go to LaSalle Street.

    The committee received information that next year’s Grand Hoorah Cajun music festival at Chicot State Park will be held April 15 and 16.

    Both the Mayor of Ville Platte and the Mayor of Ponchatrain, France are still working on twinning both cities.

     The next summer French language camp for young people is set for next June at Chataignier Elementary school.

     The committee also discussed meeting with school officials to encourage and support a French immersion program in one of our local parish schools.

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