The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce today (Monday) heard from Author Nancy K. Duplechain. Nancy spoke about her book “Dark Bayou” that is set in South Louisiana. She is in the middle of completing a second volume in the three volume trilogy. Nancy also works as an announcer with KVPI and is a curator at the Swamp Pop Museum. She is organizing a Little Theatre group for the Ville Platte- Evangeline Parish area to begin sponsoring theatre productions.
Annette Johnson with the Rotary Club announced that the Centennial Time Capsule has been buried in front of the courthouse. It is scheduled to be opened in 50 years.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Camille Fontenot said the chamber board will consider a proposal to fund a LSU Eunice Scholarship Fund.
Suzie Lemoine reminded Chamber members that they are all permitted to market and brand the use of the Evangeline Statue in front of the courthouse for use in business cards and letterheads.
Camille Fontenot said two groups will be touring our area in the next few months. On February 2, a group of 30 travel professionals from throughout the state will be visiting Ville Platte and Evangeline Parish as part of a bus tour. They will be staying at Chicot State Park . Plans are for the group to visit the Swamp Pop museum. The chamber plans to prepare a supper for the group.
Also, Artist Olivia Hill from San Francisco will be visiting our area for two weeks along with ten other artists touring various areas of the parish. They will be here during Mardi Gras.
The annual Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held May 3 at the Civic Center. Chamber members are needed for various committees such as Planning, Decorating, Silent Auction and Entertainment.
The Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month is Faith House. The next meeting of the chamber will be February 13.