A new cultural and festival commission has been formed in order to promote our shared Louisiana French language and diverse ethnic French heritage. The new commission is named “Louisiana’s Multi-Ethnic French Creole Cultural Education Society Inc. of Ville Platte. The officers are: President-Gene Buller; Vice President-Pam Rivers-McGee; Secretary- Becky Buller; Chairman-John Lafleur; Treasurer and Grant Writer- Sharon Fontenot and Assistant Festival Food Coordinator-Ellen Jack. The commission is sponsoring the upcoming July 14th Bastille Day/French Creole Festival at the Evangeline Parish courthouse. The group is urging vendors who plan to sell items at this festival to bring their own tables.
The new commission is seeking financial contributions from local businesses, corporations and individuals to help fund a monument representing all of the French speaking people of our history.All donations are tax deductable. Checks and money orders can be payable to Louisiana Multi Ethnic French Creole Cultural Educational Society Inc. and mailed to Becky Buller Secretary, 125 St. Paul Street, Ville Platte, La. 70586.
The commission ultimate goal is to fund and construct a museum to instruct our French language traditions, cooking classes, visual arts programs and exhibits for our families and children.