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Evangeline Chamber announces Nominees for 2021 Civic Awards

Civic Award Nominees Announced April 19, 2021 The Evangeline Chamber of Commerce has released the names of nominees for the 2021 Civic Awards, according to Chamber executive director Tobin Deville. For Woman of the Year: Carleen Bellard, Annette Johnson and Nicole Wenger. For Man of the year: Brian Ardoin and Dr. Chuck Aswell. The Ag Person of the Year will be announced the night of the event. Business of the Year: Boco's Inc, Invision Technical Solutions, Mercy Regional Medical Center, New Horizons-Savoy Medical Center, T Boy's Slaughterhouse and Top Cop Driving Academy; Business Person of the Year: Paul "T Boy" Berzas, Dr. Armand Coreil, and Dr. Brandon Fontenot; Business Innovation of the Year: Butler and Company Tree and Storm Recovery, Laville Funeral Home and Vidrine Ace Hardware; Young Business Person of the Year: Darion Arvie with Arvie Janitorial, Damon Blanchard with Invision Technical, Ashley Deville with Sign Gypsies; Aubree Fontenot with Summer Swim Lessons and Dance Place; Martin Jason with New Level Fitness and Kayla Lazard with Kayla Lazard Photography. The winners will be announced at the annual Chamber Awards Banquet Thursday May 6 at the Chauncey Pitre Ag Arena.

KVPI Video Of the Week

"Nick Lick and the Hickies tribute to the city of Swamp Pop and Floyd Soileau, the father of Swamp Pop, from this point on to be known as "Swamp Pa Pa". Ville Platte is one of the backbones of Cajun culture as it has provided seasonings and sauces we all have used in our foods as well as much of the background music we've loved to listen to. In a sense, if we made a cake out of our Cajun culture, Ville Platte would be part of the icing on that cake! Such a special place needed a tribute and we used a parody of the Beatles "Get Back" to do the job. Special thanks to our guest accordionist, Joe Rogers."



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