Seniors Attended Senior Day Event
May 25, 2017
More than 200 senior citizens from across the parish attended the annual Senior Day event at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center today (Thursday). The event is sponsored annually for more than 20 years by the Evangeline Council on Aging. A Cajun music group from the Opelousas area provided the Cajun music and the dance floor stayed busy the entire time. The Evangeline Parish Chapter of the Viet Nam Veterans of America once again cooked and prepared a BBQ dinner for all the seniors who were there. After lunch, the Council on Aging conducted Bingo games for the seniors. The welcome was provided by Lisa Deouen, Director of the Council on Aging, Deacon and former director Gene LeBouef offered the invocation while Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel offered a prayer in Cajun French. The Viet Nam Veterans group led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. KVPI FM 92.5 covered the event with a live remote.