Head Start gets head start with first Mardi Gras parade

VISITORS CAN SEE THE EXPERTS CONDUCT A BOUCHERIE

“COMME LES VIEUX TEMPS” –(“LIKE THE OLD TIMES”) DURING EUNICE'S MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES ON SUNDAY MORNING, FEB. 22.

THIS IS A “SHOW AND TELL” WHERE TELEVISION PERSONALITY TOM VOINCHE NARRATES

AN OLD-TIME BOUCHERIE

IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT PAST, NEIGHBORS IN THE RURAL AREAS WOULD GET TOGETHER AND CUT UP A PIG FOR MEALS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS AND SHARE FOOD WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS

THE CITY OF EUNICE HAS BEEN HAVING THIS EXHIBITION FOR 20 YEARS ON THE SUNDAY BEFORE MARDI GRAS

DETAILS:

A PIG IS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AND DRESSED – SOMEONE PICKS UP THE PIG AND BRINGS IT TO THE CITY HALL PARKING LOT EARLY IN THE MORNING

THE EXPERTS AT CUTTING THE PIG THIS YEAR ARE DICK LEDOUX, SGT. IRVING BOYER AND GERALD BOUDREAUX

AFTER THE PIG IS CUT UP, DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PIG ARE DISTRIBUTED TO DIFFERENT TABLES WHERE EXPERTS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS WILL BE DOING THE FOLLOWING:

TOMMY JOHNSON OF JOHNSON’S GROCERY FAME WILL BE MAKING THE MOST AWESOME BOUDIN

MR. MARSHALL SONNIER AND MATT VIDRINE WILL BE MAKING DELICIOUS PORK BACKBONE STEW – TO BE SERVED WITH RICE

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DELICACY

HOGSHEAD CHEESE IS DONATED BY THE CFMA (CAJUN FRE NCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION) A GROUP WHO RETAINS CAJUN TRADITIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD

MANY LOYAL VOLUNTEERS SERVE THE VARIOUS DISHES AND THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE LIBERTY THEATER AND THE EUNICE MAIN STREET

IN ADDITION, PORK BAR-B-Q IS SOLD BY THE PRAIRIE CAJUN CRUISERS, A VERY LOYAL GROUP OF SUPPORTERS OF EUNICE

MUSIC THIS YEAR IS BY JOEL MARTIN & DA CLASSICS FEATURING CHARLO

JOEL MARTIN IS A 21 YEAR OLD ACCORDION PLAYER AND THE GRANDSON OF JUNIOR MARTIN, RENOWN ACCORDION MAKER FROM THIS AREA

MUSIC FROM 11:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009

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