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Abbeville receives $800,000 for sewer system

It is nice to share, but, let’s be honest, it’s really nice to sometimes get a big piece of the pie.
The City of Abbeville can relish in that feeling.
Mayor Mark Piazza announced at the most recent City Council meeting that the city has been awarded funds from the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) program. The city will receive $800,000 for sewer improvements.

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Church leaders from Abbeville take part in prayer at the recent Spirit Fest Christian Service Center.

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Vermilion Parish Police Juror Ronald Darby (left) and Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza join Christian Service Center Director Marcello Davis to show their support of the Center.

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Brandon Mitchell, former NFL Player, shared is testimony as Spirit Fest.

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Spirit Fest continues to grow.

Second Annual Spirit Fest celebrates Faith in community

The Christian Service Center recently hosted their 2nd Annual Spirit Fest.
It’s a special event that welcomes the whole community, regardless of what faith community a person belongs to ...or does not belong to.
It was a day where multiple pastors from various denominations gathered for prayer, worship, a testimony from former NFL player Brandon Mitchell. Pastor Lane Payne and his worship team led a portion of the day. Pastor Molly Magee from Abbeville United

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Pictured left to right are Judy Delahoussaye, Linda Davis, Sherry Darcey, and Millie Comeaux of Azalea Garden Club; Pam Blakely, Mayor of Delcambre; Gwen Lanoux, District III Chairman of the Cleanest City Contest; and Roxy Blanton, Azalea Garden Club.

Delcambre to compete in state’s ‘Cleanest City Contest’

DELCAMBRE — The Town of Delcambre will be competing in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. State Cleanest City Contest.
Delcambre competed in the LGCF District III Cleanest City Contest on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
District III Cleanest City Contest Chairmen Gwen Lanoux and Patsy Hebert stated that, “Delcambre entered the District III Contest for the first time.
“The judges were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the town and the extent of civic pride and community involvement.”

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Sheriff Mike Couvillon reads the plaque to Bob LeBlanc before presenting it to him. Sitting next to LeBlanc is good friend N.R. Broussard. The two men are both 96 years old. The luncheon for Broussard was attended by Vermilion Parish dignitaries.

Sheriff honors LeBlanc with plaque

The honors keep coming for Brigadier General Bob LeBlanc.
Earlier this week, LeBlanc, 96, was honored by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office for a life-long dedication to Vermilion Parish.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, in front of parish dignitaries, gave an appreciation plaque to LeBlanc on Wednesday. He also cooked a meal for LeBlanc and friends.
The Sheriff read the plaque to LeBlanc.
“In recognition and appreciation for meritorious service and leadership to the Armed Forces of the United States of America and contributions to Vermilion Parish.

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Bob LeBlanc holds his medal that he was given in Washington D.C. LeBlanc was disappointed by the way the members of the OSS were honored.

Brigadier General LeBlanc’s trip to Washington, D.C. one he won’t forget

The last two weeks have been eventful for 96-year-old Brigadier General Bob LeBlanc.
LeBlanc recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he and others were honored by leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. They presented LeBlanc and others with a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their historic contributions during World War II.



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