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Ville Platte receives fresh produce for the elderly

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Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine was in Baton Rouge Monday when she got a call from Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, asking if she wanted a truck load of fresh produce to distribute. “I just couldn’t turn it down,” she said. On Tuesday, she went along to pick up the vegetables in Lafayette in the morning and all of the vegetables were distributed to local elderly residential facilities by 1 p.m. More than 20 varieties of vegetables -- everything from herbs to eggplants -- were distributed. City employee Michael Doucet, right, assists Mayor Vidrine in sorting vegetables. Hilda Edwards coordinated the distribution. The vegetables were provided at no cost to the city. The mayor announced during a recent city council meeting that Second Harvest will begin distributing food to the public at Northside Civic Center in January, also at no cost to the city. In the above photo, Vidrine and several city workers are seen sorting through the produce to be distributed.  On the right is a shot of the beautiful produce.

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