Nominations for Sesquicentennial Man and Woman announced

In 1958, for the city’s 100th anniversary, the First Gentleman and Lady were J.D. Lafleur and Irene Derouen Tate. For the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce has been accepting nominations for a Man and Woman of the Sesquicentennial.

Those nominations are as follows:

For the women: Joyce Coreil, Suzy Lemoine, Sheila Miller, Margaret Reed Fontenot and Geneva Lartigue.

For the men: Eldridge Vidrine, Tim Fontenot, Phillip Lemoine and Dr. Chuck Aswell.

The city’s 150th birthday will be held in conjunction with the Louisiana Cotton Festival, just as it occurred for the city’s 100 birthday. On Monday, October 6, a huge celebration has been organized at the Northside Civic Center from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be live music, a fireworks display, face painting, lots of refreshments, a huge birthday cake, a balloon twister and a cartoon character. The public is encouraged to participate in this free event. Children, 13 and under, must be accompanied by an adult.

And don’t forget the Man and Woman will be recognized.

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