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Pictured here is the mosaic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the newly renovated church of the same name here in Ville Platte after the 6:30 a.m. mass on Wednesday. Above and lining the mosaic are newly installed light fixtures which brighten the beauty of the mosaic. The walls around the mosaic are newly painted which adds to the attractiveness of the completed work. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A renewed Heart

When parishioners of Sacred Heart of Ville Platte Catholic Church walked through the doors of the church for Christmas Eve mass, they caught a glimpse of the completed renovations that began back i

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Vile Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine is pictured here exclaiming “Merry Christmas” as she stands in cotton that acts as snow. She is also standing among reindeer and a tall Christmas tree in the middle of City Hall. The tree is one of 55 representing local churches and organizations that line the Winter Wonderland. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Dashing through the halls

For the past seven years, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine has turned City Hall into a winter wonderland by decorating inside and out in celebration of Christmas.


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