Ville Platte Chamber Awards
May 3, 2012
The Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards banquet Thursday with its “Cinco De Mayo” theme. The Amazing Dr. Z provided a comedy hypnosis program for the large crowd attending the event.
Chamber Executive Director Camille Fontenot announcd for the first time, the chamber selected two men who were chosen as Men of the Year for 2012. J.D. Soileau who is the president of the Evangeline Chapter of the Viet Nam Veterans group and Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin, President of Louisiana Folk Roots.
Selected as Ville Platte Woman of the Year was Suzy Lemoine who was in charge of the Evangeline Centennial celebration last year.
Renee Brown, the owner of the Cock’s Tail restaurant was chosen as Business Person of the Year and her restaurant was selected as Business of the Year.
Evangeline Parish County Agent Keith Fontenot announced that Tom Ardoin of the Pine Prairie area was selected as the 2012 Farmer/Rancher of the Year.
Pharmacist Shawn McGee was chosen as Humanitarian of the year for his uefforts in trying to save the life of a shooting victim near his home last year.
Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin was the emcee. Lisa Trahan and L’Esprit along with DJ Quentin Manuel provided the musical entertainment.