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Erath Mayor Taylor Mencacci stands next to a special mailbox that is made for Santa
letters. Henry and Landon Mencacci dropped their letters in the mailbox.

Town of Erath ‘Moving Forward’ with Christmas Celebration

ERATH — Erath has stepped up its Christmas Celebration thanks to the town’s new “Moving Erath Forward” mindset.
For years, Erath has had a Christmas Celebration with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and a visit by Santa Claus. The surrounding community has visited City Hall and watched as the lights get turned on.
This year, under Mayor Taylor Mencacci and the Moving Erath Forward members, Christmas celebration in Erath is growing.

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HTCA presents “I’ll be Home for Christmas” this Friday and Saturday at Abbeville High School under the direction of Joy Broussard. Mrs Broussard has been the Choir Director at Harvest Time Christian Academy for 16 years.

Harvest Time to present ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’

Harvest Time Christian Academy will present “I’ll be home for Christmas“ at Abbeville high school this Friday and Saturday.
The performances will be under the direction of Joy Broussard. Broussard has been the choir director at harvest Time Christian Academy for 16 years and also serves as CYT Vermilion’s chapter coordinator.
The annual Christmas musical at HTCA is a wonderful long standing tradition for our family, friends and entire community.

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The ornament for this year’s Christmas Stroll features the fountain in Magdalen Square.

Christmas Stroll is Thursday in Abbeville

At this time of year, Christmas traditions abound throughout Acadiana.
For the last 20 years in historic downtown Abbeville, the tradition has been the annual Christmas Stroll. It will continue this evening with the 2019 installment. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“The Christmas Stroll in Abbeville is a proud tradition of welcoming the Christmas season to our city,” said Councilman Brady Broussard Jr.,” whose district includes the downtown area. “The Christmas lighting in the downtown area continues to attract visitors and locals alike.

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Ashlynn Broussard teaches her daughter Caroline about the gift of giving.

The Gift of Giving

Two families in Vermilion Parish are giving extra thanks this holiday season following a single mother’s desire to help those families in need.
Ashlynn Broussard not only wanted to make families smile for Thanksgiving, she also wanted to teach her young daughter about the gift of giving, especially during the holidays.

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy released from hospital

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy injured Sunday during a vehicle pursuit has been released from the hospital.
According to VPSO Public Information Officer Drew David, the deputy was released Monday afternoon.
“He is expected to make a full recovery,” David said, “and return to work in the future. He is very appreciative, and would like to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts.”

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