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Sixteen-year-old Jillian Rizzuto of Lafayette kisses an alligator she had killed while on her first alligator hunting trip. She is no stranger to hunting deer and ducks in Evangeline Parish, but this was her first ever trip to Miller’s Lake. (Photo courtesy of Greg Rizzuto)

Reptilian hunts

Evangeline Parish is known for its contributions to the Sportsman’s Paradise of Louisiana.

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Father Jason Vidrine, Ville Platte native and pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley, is pictured near a site where the Vidrine family originated in the southwestern part of France while on a trip last year. (Photo courtesy of Father Jason Vidrine)

Védrines’ Book of Chronicles

Many families today in Evangeline Parish pass down stories of dans temps, or as people say in English in the past.


Evangeline Today

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