Gaspard family members gather for gala reunion

Descendants of the late Etinne and Olivia Harrington Gaspard, 235 total, gathered on May 10 at the South Crowley Knights of Columbus Home for a fun filled day.

The family would like to thank Summer Bagwell, who helped plan and organize the event, and all the cooks and helpers for their timeless efforts.

Children of the couple include Amae Gaspard Trahan, the late Ernest Gaspard, Angel “Doc” Simon, Antoinne Gaspard, Ella Monceaux, Ivan Gaspard, Andrus “ShuNeg” Gaspard, and Leonia Touchet.

The children enjoyed the fun jump and dry slide, and played different games, which were planned by a nephew, Scott and Jessica Gaspard.

Adults shared photos, reminiscing and greeting long time relatives, as well as many new ones since the last reunion, ten years ago.

Honored at the event were two aunts, Amae and Dean Gaspard. Each was presented a “Keepsake Plaque” inscribed with a special poem composed by a niece, Chantel Fontenot.

The youngest member present was Camille Anne Meaux, born April 7, 2008. Camille is the daughter of Chris and Ali Gaspard Meaux.

A trophy was presented to the children’s team who came out first during a game.

Entertainment was provided throughout the day by a nephew, D.J. Marty Gaspard, while everyone enjoyed boiled crawfish, potatoes, corn and jambalaya, with a variety of desserts.

Members traveled from out of state places as Lake Jackson, Texas; Katy, Texas; Magnolia, Mississippi; Cypress, Texas; Houston, Texas; Florida, and Georgia.

In state travelers came from such points as Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Denham Springs, Gonzales, St. Amant, Patterson, Marrero, New Orleans, New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Lafayette, Broussard, Youngsville, Rayne, Indian Bayou, Iota, Dequincy, Crowley.

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