Quilt exhibit part of "Main Street Memories"
A quilt exhibit and sale is part of the “Main Street Memories” celebration this fall in historic downtown Eunice, according to Joan McManus, Main Street director.
“If you are proud of a beautiful quilt made by a cherished member of your family, let us display it,” McManus said. Quilts made for sale will also be exhibited.
The quilts will hang at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center, the Depot Museum, Cajun French Music Association Museum and at stores in the district.
Call McManus at 457-7389 for iinformation.
A vintage car show is among featured events during Main Street’s Main-to-Main Cultural Road Show in November.
According to McManus, “Main Street Memories” will include the car show at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Also on that day will be verbal histories and other activities, culminating with a special show at the Liberty Theatre at 6 p.m.
The tentative schedule for Nov. 15:
Ongoing quilt exhibit
Art show & children’s activities
10 a.m. Vintage car show
10 a.m. Ongoing verbal histories in historic buildings downtown
10 a.m.-11 a.m. Alma Reed, history of Eunice slide show
11 a.m.-noon Paula LaFleur, free jitterbug dance lessons
Noon old time barbeque, City Hall parking lot
Ongoing music downtown
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Miriam Fontenot, free cajun dance lessons
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Dancing
3 p.m. Music program
4 p.m. Free cooking demo
4 p.m. Wine and cheese social at Jean Lafitte.
6 p.m. Classic country music show, Liberty Theatre, featuring Hope Huval, Al Karleen and Maegan Bernard, Laura Huval, Barry Ancelet, Terry Huval, Hugh Harris, Luke Huval, Helen Boudreaux, D.L. Menard, Gina Forsyth, Ken David, Tony Huval and Bobby Dumatrait.
This show will be an opportunity to enjoy vintage country and western music in its original style as the performers salute traditional country artists by retelling their long-admired stories in song.
It is especially fitting that this classic country and western music plays at the Liberty, whose stage was graced by such performers as Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers and Lash Larue in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Cultural Road Show, sponsored by a Preserve America Grant, Office of the Lt. Governor, La. Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Historic Preservation, Louisiana Main Street, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission, CLECO, Wal-Mart and others.