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Mamou Veterans Day Nov. 11

It was one of the biggest celebrations for Veteran's Day in Mamou in many years. The weather was spring like. Crowds of people lined up on both sides of Sixth Street to view the extra long Veteran's Day parade that included marching bands from Mamou High and Basile High, classic cars, political candidates and queens. The crowds of people poured around the speaker's stand on the grounds of the American Legion Post 123. The emcee was Post Commander Charles Perdices. The guest speaker was Julian Green, commander of American Legion Post 551 in Lake Charles. One of the major fund raisers of the year, the cake auction, took place with guest auctioneer Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel. More than a dozen cakes as well as bags of pecans and satsumas were all auctioned. Two cakes, each brought the highest bids, R$130 each. One was a coconut cake while the other cake was honey bun cake. State Representative Elect Rhonda Butler and State Senator Elect Heather Cloud both spoke to the crowds. Evangeline Parish Sheriff candidates Charles Guillory and Brian Ardoin also spoke.. Here are the Mamou elementary show box float winners according to the judges: First Grade- First Place- Noah Granger; Second Place- Jaylen Richard; Third Place- Bentley Lavergne; Third Grade- First Place- Blaine Duplechain; Second Place- Riley Rudd; Third Place- Jeremy Semien; Fifth Grade winners- First Place- Camille Bieber and Second Place- Jekila LaSalle. KVPI's Mike Perron and Mark Layne covered both the parade and memorial program at the Legion post with a live remote.

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