Attakapas Study Club tours Blue Rose Museum

CROWLEY - The Attakapas Study Club of Crowley gathered at Wright Enrichment on Sept. 11 for its first meeting of the new club year.

While there, they enjoyed touring the Blue Rose Museum and learning more about rice and crawfish farming.

Attakapas members had had a program in April about the book “Blue Camellia,” and the trip was planned at that time because of the connection with the Wright family.

Elaine Wright led the tour of the museum. Club members enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful antiques as well as hearing the stories Wright told.

Afterwards, Mona Dupuis showed a film, discussed rice and crawfish farming and answered questions.

After the tour, program and lunch, the president, Roy Lynn Trahan, called the meeting to order and welcomed one new member, Liz Regan. She asked Jerrie Fontenot to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.

Gerry Meche, secretary, called the roll and read the minutes of the May meeting.

The treasurer, Jackie Buescher, presented the treasurer’s report.

Committee reports were given and old and new business was discussed.

During the business discussion, Shirley Griffin gave a report on plans for the March 12, 2014, meeting, which will be a celebration of 90 years of the Attakapas Study Club. It will be held at the Crowley City Hall and the public will be invited.

Trahan expressed appreciation for the work done by Dot Simon in making arrangements for the meeting. Simon was not in attendance because she was traveling in France.

The meeting was adjourned and members expressed appreciation to Wright and Dupuis for making the meeting so enjoyable.

Members in attendance were Jackie Buescher, Betty Duhon, Shirley Griffin, Barbara Lengefeld, Bonnie Matirne, Gerry Meche, Jean Oubre, Liz Regan, Jeri Stevenson and Roy Lynn Trahan.

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