For years, the old post office building has sat empty. It is owned by the Vermilion Parish School Board.

What to do with building?

The appraisal for the old Abbeville post office building was completed and it states the downtown building holds a $250,000 price tag. The next question is, “What to do with the building?”
School Board members were in different corners on whether to keep the building for proper use or sell the building for good profit. The building was given to the School Board by the Broussard family in Abbeville. It has sat empty for years.
School Board attorney Kathy Boudreaux presented information about the sale of the building and a timeline on when it should happen.

Kiwanis President Mike Hardy presents Reed Renfrow with the Student of the Month sign.

Kaplan High’s Renfrow named Kiwanis Student of the Month

When Reed Renfrow sets a goal for himself, don’t bet against him working hard to achieve that goal.
Renfrow, now a senior at Kaplan High, fell in love with Baylor University as a middle school student. He would wear hooded sweatshirts with the logo of the Waco, Texas school.
“People would tell me that I could never get in,” Renfrow said.
He did.

Members of Link Des Pink at their annual golf tournament fundraiser.

Links Des Pink looking to grow

On Tuesday, February 19, Links Des Pink Cancer Organization will hold an open house at the Vermilion Parish Library in hopes of gaining new volunteers as well as donations.
Founded in 2007, the Links des Pink Cancer Organization became the very first non-profit cancer awareness and support organization in Vermilion Parish. The organization began with only a few dedicated individuals who united with one another for a better cause; to help those going through cancer and organizations trying to stop cancer.

Landry-Lalande connecting Maurice to Economic Development

Vermilion Parish is ripe for investment and the board of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is excited about the work they’re doing in all areas of the parish. To help provide vision and direction for the staff and programming is the organization’s 15-member board representing Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

Kaplan High School Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini demonstrated the use of her ‘fob’ to enter the school.

Visitors are to press the button as demonstrated in the photo. Doing so will engage a camera and the front desk will let you know when you can enter.

Kaplan High School becomes pilot for new school security system

KAPLAN — Dr. Janet Guerrini, KHS Principal, has always kept her students’ safety at the top of her list of goals. This year, she took safety a step forward with a new security system for the school. Sound & Communication Systems, Inc has a solution for all schools to ensure the safety of everyone inside. Kaplan High School is the first school in the parish to use the system.


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