Despite cloudy and windy conditions, the annual Veterans Day observance took place in Mamou Sunday sponsored annually by Mamou American Legion Post 123. Oldies 92-5 KVPI FM continued our tradition by covering all events in Mamou live on remote.
At the request of local churches, the event took place one hour earlier than usual. The parade rolled down Sixth Street at 9:00am. The winner in the parade units were as follows: Mamou VFW won first place with the American Legion winning second place. In the Classic Car category, Kermit Lavergne won first place honrs with his entry of a 1957 Chevrolet. Second place went to Elby Fontenot with his Mercury Montego car.
The Veterans Day program took place at 10:00m at the Legion Post Home. Mamou Magistrate Chuck West along with Hearing Officer Gary Ortego addressed the group. The Legion Auxilliary had their auction of home made cakes. One of the major highlights was the patriotic music provided by the combined Mamou High and Ville Platte High Bands.
The student winners in the shoe box contest are as follows: First and Second Grade: 1st Place- Jullian Valliere; Second Place- Devon Sconce; Third Place- Landon Aguillard and Honorable mention- Ciara Lott;
Third and Fourth Grade students- 1st Place- Brandon Trahan and second Place- Hannah Blood; Fifth and Sixth Grade- 1st Place- Charles Bieber 3rd; 2nd place- Tanner Atchison; Third place- Camryn Pommier and Honorable Mention- Ashton Kidder.
7th and 8th Grade Students- First Place- Parker Cormier; Second Place- Jacob Shillow; 3rd Place- Braxton Williams; Honorable Mention- Regan Douget.