Campers at the 2018 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week toured several locations around Evangeline Parish Monday and Tuesday of this week. The tour both days ended with a stop at Fred’s Lounge in Mamou. Pictured here is the group who took the tour Monday. From left to right are: Standing- Marc Periard from Canada, tour guide Camille Fontenot, Guy Maclean from Scotland, Christel Freude from Germany, Joshua Savoie from Minnesota, Claude Methe from Quebec, and Delage Philippe from France; kneeling- Andy Rogers and Natalie Premru from the United Kingdom, Maggie Perkins from Lafayette, Chris Miller from Vermont, and Michael Papas from Massachusetts; seated- Dana Whittle from Quebec. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Ville Platte High School students McKenzie Walker (seated) and Logan Guillory (standing) are pictured. The pair is the first set of students from the school to be attending the National Beta Convention that will be held in Savannah, Ga., from June 17 - 20. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel (right) welcomes home his former employee Isac Calderon Sierra (center) from nine months overseas in Kuwait. Sierra was one of hundreds who returned to the National Guard Barracks in Bunkie last Saturday, and is pictured with his father Arturo and brother Arturo, Jr. Not pictured is his mother Elivira. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Heather Demoruelle is pictured here as she works on the water cycle project that she will use to teach her James Stephens Montessori students about water being a valuable natural resource. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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