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Celebrate Local Horticulture in Abbeville

When we think of sights and sounds in South Louisiana, most often what pops in our heads is food and music. It’s an inseparable combo in the land of jazz, gumbo, and crawfish – and it’s probably the main reason most festivals are named for the delicious rhythms and edibles the Bayou State has to offer.

But Louisiana’s location offers something more unique than the food and music, but just as pleasant on the eyes and nose. Sub-tropical climate, with plenty of sun and rain, gives Cajun country a real step-up when it comes to gardening and horticultural offerings.

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Campbell celebrates 98th birthday

Elvina Campbell of Abbeville, recently celebrated her 98th birthday with family. She was married to the late Milton Campbell. She has five children, the late Milton Campbell, Delores Meaux, Gail Collins, Chris Campbell and Larry Campbell; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grand grandchildren and 44 great-great grandchildren.

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These are the newly crowned queens who will be representing La Reine de Mardi Gras and La Reine de Vermilion for 2018. These queens will serve as ambassadors for Beanies for St. Jude. They are invited to participate in the 18th annual donation in Memphis, Tn. at St. Jude Research Hospital in April. La Reine de Mardi Gras Queens are Bellamy Doxey, Demi Morein, Enzley Roden, Brie Bourque, Emily Guidry, Elizabeth Grimes, Emma Lange, Sydni Terradot, Emily Stelly and Ms. La Reine de Mardi Gras, Shayla Jones. La Reine de Vermilion Queens include Jazlyn Aysia, Paisley Sonnier, Savannah August, Jacey Dupuy, Madison Lange, Amber Armentor, Layna Baker, Kelsee Thibeaux and Ms. La Reine de Vermilion, Crystal Mallet

Le Reine de Mardi Gras and Vermilion queens



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Abbeville, LA 70510
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