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LSN STAFF PHOTO / Josie Henry
In an effort to remind youth of the real meaning of Christmas, the Knights of Columbus Sacré Coeur Council 5499 sponsored a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. Winners in the various age categories included, seated from left, Cheyenne Guidry, Jack Dudding, Madalyn Mathiew, Cal Rosinski, Elijah Murphy, Ahna Fontenot, John Ronkartz, London Latiolais; standing from left, Johnny Haines (Knights contest chair), Caitlyn Walker, Sydnie Schexnayder, Lauren Hoffpauir, Caroline Baker, Bernadette Cormier (Ladies Auxiliary chair) and Grand Knight E.J. Mareceaux.

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ poster contest winners

The true “Reason for the Season” is often lost in all the commercialism and hoopla of gift-giving, but members of Sacré Coeur Council 5499, Knights of Columbus, are doing something about that.
In an effort to remind youth of the real meaning of Christmas, the Knights sponsored a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest with the winners recognized and awarded recently at the K.C. home in Crowley.
Winners in the various age categories were presented $50 for first place, $40 for second place, $30 for third place and $20 for fourth place.
There were 613 participants in this year’s contest, with each receiving a certificate of participation. The number of participants is up from 575 last year and has shown an increase of more than 400 percent since the contest was first held in 2001 (116 participants that year).
Johnny Hains, chairman; Bernadette Cormier, representing the Ladies Auxiliary; and Grand Knight E.J. Marceaux recognized the winners, including:
5-7 years old
• First: Cheyenne Guidry, Rayne Catholic, first grade;
• Second: Jack Dudding, Rayne Catholic, first grade;
• Third: Madalyn Mathiew, Redemptorist Catholic, kindergarten; and
• Fourth: Cal Rosinski, Rayne Catholic, second grade.
8-10 years old
• First: London Latiolais, Redemptorist Catholic, third grade;
• Second: John Ronkartz, Rayne Catholic, fifth grade;
• Third: Ahna Fontenot, Redemptorist Catholic, fourth grade; and
• Fourth: Elijah Murphy, Redemptorist Catholic, second grade.
11-14 years old
• First: Caitlyn Walker, Rayne Catholic, seventh grade;
• Second: Sydnie Schexnayder, Redemptorist Catholic, sixth grade;
• Third: Lauren Hoffpauir, Redemptorist Catholic, eighth grade; and
• Fourth: Caroline Baker, Redemptorist Catholic, seventh grade.

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