Christmas in Crowley brings out Holiday spirit

By Howell Dennis


The first annual Christmas in Crowley began last night with the newly renovated streets of downtown Crowley lit up to accentuate the impressive improvements that Parkerson Ave. has undergone over the past year.

“This is simply beautiful,” said Breaux Bridge Tourism director Tina Begnaud. “I’m glad that Charlotte (Jeffers) invited us over here to take in the sites. And what you’ve done with this downtown area is simply astounding.”

With a cold front moving into the area, visitors dressed in their winter attire with thick coats and stocking caps as the clothing of choice. However, anytime someone desired a dose of warmth all they needed to do was take a step inside City Hall or the Opera House and enjoy the hospitality that each of those venues had to offer.

In Crowley’s City Hall building, the Garden Club hosted a social during which awards were handed out for various art exhibits that were on display.

The winners were Mitzi LeJeune who took first in the reflective design division; Hope Habetz took first in the Still Life Division; Sally Dupuis took first for her wreath design; and Francis delaHoussaye took first for her traditional design.

An obviously appreciative Nancy Broadhurst thanked all those who took part in arranging the gathering and even gave the Post Signal a thank you for their coverage of this year’s event.

The event continued Thursday evening with a Holiday and Wreath poinsettia sale and A Christmas Carol which took part from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. yesterday.

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