Chateau Des Amies Apartment Complex held an Older Americans Month celebration this monring with a large group of residents in attendance.
Deborah Clark, Chateau Des Amies community manager was the emcee. The guest speakers for the event included: Lisa Deouen , director of Evangeline Council on Aging, Ville Platte Fire Chief Ted Demourelle, Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue and Resident Association Member Margaret Jagneaux.
Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine read the city’s proclamation for Older Americans Month. Other officials in attendance that were recognized include: Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel, and Chateau Des Amies Service Coordinator Landie Thompson.
The oldest residents at Chateau Des Amies were recognized as Horace Dick age 89 and Lezas Foret age 97. The next oldest residents: Vorice Stephen age 87 and Roy Fontenot age 96.
There was a balloon release by the Chateau residents. There was live music, food, prize drawings and various booths during the event.