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Some of the past Presidents from the Chamber’s 100-year history gathered at Thursday’s banquet.

Vermilion Chamber’s Centennial Celebration

When the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce began, the Roaring Twenties were just getting underway.
One century later, the Chamber remains a resounding voice for Vermilion Parish.
Members from around the parish gathered Thursday night to reflect on 100 years during a Centennial Celebration and Awards Banquet held at Magdalen Place in Abbeville.
“You only get to celebrate 100 once,” said Megan Landry-Lalande, who will serve as the Centennial President in 2020.

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Stella Petry Broussard will run the Beignet Boogie Sunday morning in Abbeville.
Broussard suffered a massive stroke last July. Running a 5k is a goal Broussard set for
herself during recovery.

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Stella Broussard said her husband, Kevin, has been “more than a rock.”

More than a run: Six months after stroke, Stella Petry Broussard taking part in Beignet Boogie

Stella Petry Broussard will take the starting line Sunday morning for the 8th annual Beignet Boogie 5k.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. on the side of Mount Carmel in Abbeville.
Broussard, 58, has run dozens of races just like this one. Only, this one is different.
Completely different.
Last July, Broussard suffered a massive stroke. During her recovery, Broussard’s wellness nurse had her set goals.
“I wanted to run,” Broussard said.
Broussard set that first goal to be met in October for the Boogie on the Boulevard in Kaplan.

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