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2016 Jail and Bail fund raiser a huge success

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Pictured separately is Hilda Edwards with the City of Ville Platte. She missed the group photo but took a mugshot when she turned herself in. (Photos courtesy of Connie Lamke)

The Evangeline Parish Relay For Life Committee is proud to announce that the 2016 Jail and Bail fundraiser was a huge success! The fundraiser included 35 participants and raised over $ 3,500.00 for the American Cancer Society. Those participants not pictured above are Dr. Tommy Fontenot, Paul’s Meat Market, Citizen’s Bank, Ville Platte Dodge, Rick’s RV, Heather Cloud - Mayor of Turkey Creek, Champagne’s Grocery and Sooner’s Towing/Sooner’s Salvage. The April first bail out was held at Main Street Pizza Pub & Grill. The Top fundraiser was honored as “Most Wanted. This year the Most Wanted award was presented to Elizabeth West of the Ville Platte Gazette. She raised $527.00. “We are very proud of each of our fundraisers and appreciate their efforts for those in our parish who are fighting the battle against cancer,” said event leader Ricky LeBlanc. “It takes the efforts of the community to make these events successful,” chairwoman Connie Lamke said, “Thank you all for your participation and support.” Shown in the above photo, from left to right, are Becky Nelson - Ville Platte Gazette (representing Elizabeth West, who raised the most money but was unavailable for the photo), Bryce Melancon - Turkey Creek Police Department, Deputy Barry Giglio - Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, Captain Shawn Duplechain - Ville Platte Police Department, Bryan Vidrine - Evangeline Parish Police Jury, Lisa Crane - owner of Uptown Cakes, Capt. Elliot Thomas - Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hattie Johnston and Rachel Carroll - Ward 4 Fire Department, representing Jimmy Lamke (not pictured), Fire Chief Bobby Guilbeau - Ward 5 Fire Department, Rachel Carroll - Ward 4 Fire Department, Marty Brown, LSUAPD, Rebecca Slate - Basile Police Department, Major Jeremy Mitchell - Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, Chief Neal Lartigue - Ville Platte Police Department and Deputy Tommy Gallow - Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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