Santa will make an appearance at Saturday's parade in Abbeville.

Christmas Parade rolls Saturday in Abbeville

The Annual Christmas parade in Abbeville will kick off on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Pictures with Santa will follow at the Magdalen Square Gazebo.
“This year, there are a few new developments we are excited about this year” Francis Plaisance says “We will have carolists performing during the parade as well as in the square with a few other exciting new things.”
Super 1 Foods will have chocolates and cookies at the square for the public to enjoy. There will also be a marching band this year.

North Vermilion’s Willow Cook selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Willow Cook, a student at North Vermilion High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform as an Alto 2 in February with the Honors Concert Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

This year’s Abbeville Christmas Ornament features the Rice Mill. This is the 16th ornament in a series that features landmarks from around the city.

The miniature Village will be on display in Magdalen Square during tonight’s Abbeville Christmas Stroll.

Abbeville Christmas Stroll Thursday night

There is nothing frightful expected when it comes to the weather this evening, leaving a delightful time for those planning to attend Abbeville’s Annual Christmas Stroll.
The event will take place in Historic Downtown Abbeville from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“This is the 19th year that we do the Christmas Stroll,” Abbeville Main Street Manager Charlene Beckett said. “It’s an event for people to come downtown, stroll and look at our beautiful Christmas lights.
“And it’s a chance to go into our stores and visit with people.”

Vermilion Parish Police Jury employees may see pay raise in 2019

Good news for some Vermilion Parish Police Jury employees. When 2019 starts, some police jury employees may see a pay raise on their check, if a new merit system is approved by the police jury on Monday.
During a special committe meeting on Wednesday, the police jurors approved a new merit pay raise system that could give as high as a five percent payraise or as low as no payraise.
Police Jury Administrator Keith Roy introduced the new merit system to the police jurors. The jurors still have to approve it Monday at its regular board meeting.


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