KREWE DE JOIE DE VIE ROYAL COURT - Members of the inaugural Krewe de Joie de Vie royal court introduced during the 2015 Mardi Gras Ball were, from left, Co-Captain Nikki Link, Jerry Bergeron, Cheryl Guidry, Crystal Frederick, King Louis I Jack Nickel, Queen Anna I Michelle Koury, Kim DeVille, Rusti Morel and Captain Paige Dupont.
“High On Life” was the theme on Saturday, Jan. 24, for the Krewe de Joie de Vie 2015 Margi Gras Ball held at the Ballroom in Crowley.
Those who spoke and helped to put on the Crowley Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community luncheon included, from left, Kerry Gibson, Chamber President/CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Cindy Miller, Acadia Parish School Superintendent John Bourque, Acadia Parish Police Jury President Julie Borill, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Isabella delaHoussaye, Kevin Spell and Justin Lee.
During a luncheon at the Town Club on Friday, the Crowley Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth “State of the Community” address.
ARBOR DAY DONATION - Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club and city officials on hand for the 2015 Arbor Day plant donation at The Depot Square were, front row, from left, Garden Club members Judy Guidry, Chairperson Lisa Soileaux, Julia Breaux, Hazel Prevost; back row, city employees Douglas Terro and Foots Senegal, Councilman Calise Michael Doucet, Police Chief Carroll Stelly, Mayor Chuck Robichaux, Councilman Jimmy Fontenot and Councilman Kenneth Guidry.
Ladies of the Rayne Garden Club made their annual Arbor Day donation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, this year to enhance the Rayne Depot Square.
BOUREE TOURNAMENT winners included, seated from left, Dudley Simon, first; Darla Bryson, second; and Ron Duhon, third; standing from left, are Elderberries contact person Elaine Myers; Peggy Trahan, fourth place winner; Lucille Gautreaux, fifth place; and director Jeanette Leger. Not pictured is Greg
Arabie, sixth place winner.
The Elderberries Senior Group’s Semi- annual bouree tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 31.
FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS were installed Monday night. Pictured, first rowl from left are Allen “Noochie” Credeur, Phil Hebert, Toby Credeur, Michael Cormier, Joseph Credeur, Derek LeBlanc and Jeremy Labauve; second row, Joey Thibodeaux, Brandon Dupuis, Brett Alleman, Jake Venable, Trevor Meche, Josh Stelly, Josh Hollier, Eric Menard, and Chad Credeur; third row, Ryan Charles, Justin Granger, Carroll Stelly, Russel Nero, Nobert Benoit and Johnathan Hebert. Wade Hollier, kneeling, is department mascot.
Officers of the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department were installed by Judge Jim Cunningham during their annual banquet Monday night.
The perils of distracted and drunk driving will again be driven home to Acadia Parish teenagers via the fourth annual CHOICES program, sponsored jo