The Ville Platte Lions Club, Saturday night, sponsored their annual Ladies night and installation of officers. Special guests were Past District Governors Ethel Robin and Russell LeBlanc. President Mike Ardoin conducted the meeting. Secretary Floyd Soileau was the emcee. Dr. Philippe Vidrine was sworn in as the club’s newest member. Glen Fontenot, Charles Manuel and Presidnt Mike Ardoin were recognized for membership growth. The club’s longest serving members, Dess Fontenot and Charles Manuel gave a short history of the club and the community projects through the years. They then showed off the club’s new 70th year banner. The club was organized in September 1943 with first club president C.W. Berry. Ken Johnson received a special appreciation award from Club President Mike Ardoin. Klark Bowen was awarded as Lion of the Year. Benny Dupre received the Cooyon of the Year award. Charles Manuel won a special prize from Ethel Robin.
The new Lions Club Offiers are as follows: President Mike Ardoin, First Vice President Charles Manuel, Secretary Floyd Soileau, Treasurer Sammy Lafleur, Tail Twister Benny Dupre, Lion Tamer Ken Johnson, One Year Board Member Paul Ardoin and Two Year Board Member Klark Bowen and Membership Chairman Klark Bowen.