Anne Falgout, executive director of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance speaks to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club.

Vermilion Economic Development here to help

Since becoming executive director of the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (VEDA) in late 2014, Anne Falgout and 15 volunteer members of the board have worked to bring business and growth to Vermilion Parish.
With ‘18 in the review, Falgout spoke last week to members of the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville about some of the things this year has in store. Falgout said meeting with groups like the Kiwanis Club helps create a better view of what the community needs.

LeBlanc Elementary students celebrate the launch of the French Immersion program.

French Immersion to be taught at LeBlanc Elementary

The school system, in “The Most Cajun Place on Earth,” has taken a step to keep the French language alive. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Vermilion Parish will be home to the state’s newest French Immersion Education classroom!  
Soon after the Vermilion Parish School Board approved the motion in April of 2018, the curriculum department began the task of determining which school would become “L’école d’immersion française.”
After multiple meetings and numerous conversations, it was decided that the school best suited for French Immersion was LeBlanc Elementary.

Abbeville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration begins with events on Wednesday

Schedule of Events for the Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration is as follows:
The Annual Faith Hope Christian Fellowship will be held at 405 Duroq St. in Abbeville on Wednesday, January 16 through Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. with Bishop B. K. Stevens, Pastor.
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 9 a.m. at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church with Rev M.L. Derouen, Pastor and guest speaker, Pastor Lane Payne of New Life Church in Abbeville.

African American Heritage Exhibit, Walk on Saturday

On Saturday, the public is cordially invited to an African American Heritage Exhibit and Walk celebrating Black History.
The event is to celebrate African American Heritage by participating in the walk and exhibit held this Saturday. These events honor African Americans for their accomplishments and acknowledge their struggles for fair/equal rights and freedom from slavery.


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