Lafitte Drive-In Park, located off of South John Hardy Drive near Charity Street, will open this Saturday. It will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Donated picnic tables are part of what visitors will be able to enjoy at Lafitte Drive In Park. The park will officially open on Saturd

Lafitte Drive In Park is not lacking in green space.

Abbeville’s Lafitte Drive-In Park opening on Saturday

Possibilities for what it could end up being are plenty, but Lafitte Drive-In Park has something to offer now.
“It’s a beautiful space just to be out in nature,” Abbeville Councilman Francis Plaisance said.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see Abbeville’s newest park when Lafitte Drive-In Park officially opens on Saturday. It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park is located off South John Hardy near Charity Street. Those who visit the park are reminded that fishing in the pond at the park is not allowed.

Grace Landry holds a hand written letter she wrote to the administration of J.H. Williams Middle School, thanking them for a great three years at the school. Landry cried the last week not to leave JHW for AHS.

Rare Thank You: 13-year-old writes letter to J.H. Williams Middle thanking everyone for her 3 years at school

Before leaving J.H. Williams Middle School (JHW) for Abbeville High School, Grace Landry,13, cried because she did not want to leave the school. The final week of school, she wrote the school a letter and expressed her feelings about the last three years at the school. Here is a copy of the letter. She is the daughter of Stacy and Angela Landry.

Standing by the new sign that was placed near the downtown bridge on Tuesday are Gerald Gaspard of the American Legion, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Tom Thompson, commander of the American Legion, Charles Dill, of the American Legion, and Abbeville councilman Francis Plaisance.

Project complete: 80 years later, memorial signs placed near bridge

Some 80 years later, two new memorial signs now stand tall at the Memorial Downtown Bridge in Abbeville.
On Tuesday, the State Department of Transportation and Development placed two aluminum signs that read “Vermilion Parish Veterans Memorial Bridge, ‘To Those Who Died That Liberty Might Live’” near the front of the bridge.
The signs were paid for by Post 29 and donations. When the signs were hung, it meant the end to a long absence.
“The signs look good,” said Gerald Hebert, a member of the American Legion Post 29.

Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau, AHS Principal
Lyndelle Theriot, Shane Theall and Dream Teachers’ Amie Burton.

Dream Teachers’ Amie Burton presents Abbeville High’s Shane Theall with a gift for being named as semifinalist for State Teacher of the year. Abbeville High Principal Lyndelle Theriot (right) said the school is proud of Theall.

Abbeville High’s Shane Theall named State Teacher of the Year semifinalist

Abbeville High sent its graduates off into a bright future last Friday night.
Earlier in the week, one of the people who helped shape many of those futures received some well deserved recognition.
Shane Theall is one of the semifinalists for State Teacher of the Year. Amie Burton, Chairman of the Board of Dream Teachers, the organization that conducts the award, presented Theall, who teaches agriculture, welding and carpentry, with a gift honoring him as a semifinalist.


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