Lights, Camera, Action: Acadia Volunteers for Family and Community goes Hollywood
The movie, “All the King’s Men’ really hit home with special guests “The Browns” . . . Michelle, Briggs, and Megan Brown. Briggs and his Mom, Michelle shared their experiences when Briggs starred in this movie. He was only nine-years-old at the time when he played his accordion in one of the scenes with Sean Penn. Following their presentation, Briggs and his sister, Megan, entertained members with their music. Briggs, on his accordion made by his sister, Megan, entertained members with their music. Briggs, on his accordion made by his father, and Megan, on his guitar, played several songs with Megan singing most of them.
Elaine Chatagnier, AVFC President, presided over Acadia Volunteers for Family and Community 2010 Achievement Day held May 20, 2010 at Acadia Extension Convention Center in Crowley. Approximately 50 members and guests attended this event. In opening ceremonies, presentation of colors/Pledge of Allegiance was performed by Ruth Ann Klumpp, AVFC VP for programs, and welcome by Barrettt Courville, Acadia Extension Parish Chairman,
In keeping with our theme Lights, Camera Action: AVFC Goes Hollywood!, three Night Club VFC members told of their favorite movies. Martha Grantham gave her very charming rendition of “Forrest Gump”; rita Benoit relived “Mr. Spock” as he saved the Earth; and Mary Ann Sagrera brought bck nostalgia with memories of her favorite movie “Casablanca” ending with song lyrics, As Time Goes By. Members were spellbound.
Lights, Camera, Action could not be complete without “walking the red carpet.” Members did “walk the red carpet” to receive their awards presented by Chatagnier. These awards were made for competition in the many categories opened to members. Winners will be published in an upcoming article. On behalf of Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community, Chatagnier presented certificates which members earned on a sate level.
A game tested members on their movie trivia knowledge with a “walk down the red carpet” to receive their trophy for getting the right answer. Everyone enjoyed a delicious catered meal followed by ultimate desserts prepared by members.