Henderson, Leonards set to wed Saturday, Dec. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Paul Henderson are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Lara Brooke Henderson of Iota, to Dr. John Raymond Leonards of Crowley.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dorlis Pippin and Mr. Russell LeBlanc of Crowley and the late Mr. Harvey Douglas Pippin of Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ronald Henderson, Sr. of Iota.
Lara graduated from Iota High School in 2007 before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minors in psychology and chemistry in 2011, and the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, where she earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2015. She went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is currently employed as a general dentist at Acadiana Smiles in Crowley.
The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald “Jerry” John Lawrence Leonards Jr. of Roberts Cove. He is the grandson of Shelton Raymond Pousson and the late Betty Pousson of Egan and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gerald John Lawrence Leonards Sr. of Roberts Cove.
John graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2007 before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, where he earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2014. He is currently employed as a veterinarian at Northside Veterinary Hospital in Eunice.
The couple will be wed on Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley. Rev. Mikel Polson will officiate the 6:30 p.m. nuptial ceremony.
Following their wedding, the couple will reside in Crowley.

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