The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday at Main Street Pizza and Pub. The Guest Speaker was Janice Fontenot with Troupe d’Evangeline. She stated that the mission of the Troupe is to provide education, entertainment and exposure to cultural experiences. They want to enrich the cultural depth in the community at large. In addition to plays here in town, the group is interested in taking plays or musicals on the road. They recently did a series of short skits at our area libraries and said it was a success and the children had a lot of fun. She stated how important teaching drama is for children, and that not all schools have drama departments. Fontenot stated it teaches children to express themselves. They are always looking for new and fresh talent of all ages. Their next performance will be “All the King’s Women” about 17 women obsessed with Elvis Presley. Tickets are $10.00 for the performances on October 28th & 29th at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. You can purchase them at The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Kim’s Total Image. She stated the Troupe’ is currently looking for permanent home.
Susan Fisher with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way updated the group on the BOOgie Ball that will be held in Opelousas on Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. at The Delta Grand. There will be a silent auction, LIVE auction, Entertainment by Lil’ Kenny & The Heartbreakers, Costume Contest, dinner and more. All proceeds go to the United Way to assist during disaster times, like the recent August flooding. They are still helping those who have lost so much from the flooding. Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased at the Ville Platte Chamber office.
Clerk of Court, Randy Deshotel, announced that there will be two more Election Commissioner Schools at Noon and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. The classes will be for re-certified and new commissioners and will be held in the Police Jury Room at the Courthouse in Ville Platte.
The new office for CASA, which helps children in foster care, will have a grand opening tomorrow at 4:30 at the corner of Magnolia & Soileau. The ribbon cutting will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The next Chamber meeting will be held on November 16th. Also, the Christmas Parade will be held December 11th at 5:30 p.m. and the Annual Chamber Christmas Social will be held on December 8th.