Lea Hair and Ryan O’Donnell

Lea Hair and Ryan O’Donnell plan to marry

Lea Hair of Houston Texas and Ryan O’Donnell of Austin Texas are announcing there engagement and forthcoming marriage on June 17, 2017.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Hansford and Lynn Hair of Lafayette (formerly of Gueydan). Her maternal grandparents are James and Patricia Ammon New Orleans and her paternal grandparents are, Mildred Hair and the late Vincent Walton Hair of Gueydan.

The Bank of Erath Team Corey was among the top two fund raising team to the Relay for Life of Vermilion Parish event. The team donated $13,454 to the American Cancer Society.

The Cancer Cops team was among the top two fund raising team to the Relay for Life of Vermilion Parish event. The team donated $25,913 to the American Cancer Society.

Over 300 participate in annual Relay for Life

Abbeville, LA – Ten teams and more than 300 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish event on April 1, 2017 at Magdalen Square.
Relay For Life of Vermilion Parish event leadership team recently held their annual season wrap up meeting to celebrate and thank volunteers, participants and sponsors.

Beanies for St. Jude made a donation to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis for the 17th year. Beanies for St. Jude was so excited and humbled to donate $15,000; $3,100 in Pathfinder wagons and over $2,000 to a St. Jude patient for 2017. A cargo van, mini van and three SUV’s were packed with goodie bags and toys to make the 7 1/2 hour journey to Memphis for all the patients and families of St. Jude. The group served a spaghetti dinner at Target House, a pizza and ice cream dinner at Ronald McDonald House and Tri-Delta House, along with many gifts for everyone. The highlight of the trip was the donation to the hospital and educational tour.

A generous donation by Beanies for St. Jude

Students were building an ROV ( remotely operated vehicle) which they later used in a pool. They had to control the ROV so that it would collect rings.

Students learned about wildlife on the coast.

Learning the internal structure of squids.

Learning the internal structure of squids.

Vermilion TAG students take field trip to sea lab

On February 19-21, 2017, Vermilion Parish TAG students in grades 5-12 embarked on an adventure we will not soon forget.
Teachers Leah Trahan, Katie Primeaux, Karen McCain, and Betsy Hacket took their students on a field trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Students participated in informational classes and hands on activities that focused on coastal environments and the wildlife that live there.

Boy and Girl Staters - Adam Courville, Jennifer Faulk, Kayne Bourque, Grace Byler, Austin Sarver, Adrian Courville, Kelsey Trahan, Ezra Duhon and Kyler Duhon.

Kaplan Toys for Tots helps 200 families/600 children

The American Legion Post 271 in Kaplan served over 200 families and 600 children with the Toys for Tots program this past Christmas.
With the poor economy and flooding, this was a particularly hard year for our area.
The program is sponsored by the Marine Corps out of Lafayette, LA. The Legion wishes to thank the Renee Rost Junior Beta Club and Chez Elles for their donations.


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Abbeville Meridional

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Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
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Kaplan, LA 70548

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Gueydan, LA 70542