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Erath ready for 83rd annual July 4th Celebration

ERATH — The 83rd Annual Erath 4th of July Celebration starts today in downtown Erath.
Organizers have a big show planned for all those who attend. This year’s festival is packed with fun for all ages.
Everyone is invited to Erath for great food, music, and carnival rides and games. Admission to the fairgrounds is always free with no gate fee.
The festival begins on Sunday night - the first of three ride bracelet nights.

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Vermilion Parish schools benefit when companies or individuals donate money to the schools.

School Board receives $29,700 worth of donations

The School Board approved a total of $29,700 worth of donations that went to different schools in Vermilion Parish.
At last week’s school board meeting, on the agenda was a total of 15 different donations from 14 different individuals or organizations.
The agenda listed who donated and how much was the donation for and to what school it went to.
The donation amount was as high as $4,750 to as low as $500.
The school who got the most money donated was Erath High School.
Out of the total $29,700, Erath High received four donations that totaled $17,200.

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Ivy Landry served as a teacher, coach and
administrator during his nearly 40 years in education.

Ivy Landry announces retirement

As of July 1, 2019, Ivy Landry will be retired from teaching and coaching in the public school system.
Landry, 61, decided to step aside and let the new generation of teachers/coaches take over. He made that decision this summer.
“After 39 years of teaching/coaching/administration, I felt it was time to give all of my time to my family and grandkids,” said Landry. “I will assist my wife in taking care of my two grandkids and finally take time for my family.”

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