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)

Le tour d’Evangeline

While Cajun music was blaring over the jukebox speakers on a sun splashed Monday afternoon, a small group of French enthusiasts from the 2018 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week at Chicot St

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)

Alpha students of Beta Club

Even though the City of Ville Platte is small in terms of area and population, it is continuing to get larger on the national scene through increased brand recognition of area products such as smok


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