Charlotte Jeffers, left, and Dr. Eddie Palmer, center, were guests of the Crowley Lions Club Tuesday. Jeffers told Lions about plans for the third annual Classic Car and Antique Tractor Show to be held Saturday, April 14, along historic North Parkerson Avenue. Palmer discussed the city of Crowley’s efforts to be designated as an Official OST City and the OST feature to be included at this year’s show. Welcoming the two to the Tuesday meeting is President Patti Lawrence.

Car/Tractor Show plans talked

Since its inception three years ago, the Crowley Classic Car and Antique Tractor Show has grown exponentially.

Scott Freehan, executive director for Festival International de Louisiane, was the guest speaker for the Tuesday noon meeting of the Crowley Lions Club, explaining the behind-the-scenes task of putting on such an enormous event. This year’s festival will be held April 25-29. Welcoming him to the meeting are, from left, Tim Mader, program chairman; Freehan, Patti Lawrence, club president; and Dena Faulk, introduced as a new member of the local club.

Lions learn behind-the-scenes at Festival International

Everyone thinks Festival International de Louisianae is just a big, long party in the streets of Lafayette, but it’s much more than that.

Members of the Crowley Lions Club learned about the COPS — Concerns of Police Survivors — program during their regular semi-monthly meeting Tuesday at The Rice Palace. Taking part in the program were, top photo from left, President Patti Lawrence, Lt. Wayne Perry, Law Enforcement Liaison, Southwest Regional Coordinator; Betty Newman, widow of the late Crowley Police Officer Richard Newman; and Ann Mire, program chair.

Lion Tim Mader was named 2017-18 “Lions of the Year” by President Lawrence. Joining in the congratulations is Ethel Robin, past District Governor of District 08, and club guest.

Lions learn of COPS program

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line daily to protect the citizens of our communities, state and nation.

Joe Mitchell, center, CEO at Acadia General Hospital, was guest speaker at the Crowley Lions Club meeting Tuesday. He was accompanied by Nancy Broadhurst, left, Development Officer for the Lafayette General Foundation, and welcomed by club President Patti Lawrence.

CEO lauds hospital progress

A lot of progress has been made at Acadia General Hospital in the last three and a half years, and a lot more is in the works.


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