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Mamou council discusses upcoming Vet. Day Parade

By: ELIZABETH WEST
Managing Editor

The Mamou Town Council held its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, and centered its discussion around the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade set to be held in the local community.
During the meeting, Charles Perdices, who is with the American Legion and is in charge of the event, announced that the parade would be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The main reason for Perdices’ presence at the meeting though, was to request that the council allow him to also have events on Friday, such as a car show and vendors present to sell food, jewelry, and arts and crafts.
Perdices said, “We want to utilize Friday as well to try and bring even more people into our community with a two day event.”
The council had no difficulty giving Perdices the okay to move forward with plans for Friday events, but council members Robin Young and Leisa Deshotel did make one suggestion that they feel could help make the event even more successful.
Deshotel said, “People have work on Friday, so you may not get the turnout you want. It could be better if you do it all on Saturday.”
Young then added, “Maybe you can consider doing the car show and vendors there at 8:00 Saturday morning. People could see all of that before the parade begins at 11:00, and then after people can go back to the car show.”
Perdices did tell the council that the event could still end up being a one day event, but he wanted to go ahead and “at least have the council’s approval to have events on Friday just in case.”
As of now, the Veteran’s Day events are set for Saturday, but you can look for a story in the near future in the Ville Platte Gazette outlining the exact schedule for this event.

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