Gueydan Girl Scouts, under the leadership of Beverly Baker and assistant leader Lynn Hair, completed 13 years of Girl Scouting, earning all requirements and also completed a community service project to qualify for the highest honor a Girl Scout can attain, the Gold Award, were Hillary Baker, Lea Hair, Haley Hebert, Hilary Theriot, Lauren Roy and Hannah Theriot.
Painting by two of Gueydan’s well-known artist/instructors Carol Drost and Theresa dePerrodil were auctioned off at the Gueydan Civic Center during the dinner theater of Steel Magnolias in conjunction with the Gueydan Museum.
Christina Michelle Reese and Kyle Austin Guidry were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Monsignor Russell Harrington officiated the exchanging of their vows.
Five years ago
About 100 family members of the Sarver-Smith-Benoit clan came together for a grand reunion at the Lyons Point Church Hall.
The Gueydan Duck Festival was televised on ESPN during it’s special production of “Fifty States in Fifty Days”.
Lynsey Petry, daughter of Gomer and Cynthia Petry, was the winner of the Knights of Columbus Essay Award with receiving a $50 Saving Bond and a certificate of appreciation by Ellis Toups at the St. Peter Eighth Grade Graduation.
Ten years ago
Members of the Gueydan Fire Department Volunteers were commended by Acadian Ambulance and Air Med Services. Volunteers included Gale Smith, Gene Gillentine, Marcus Rizzuto, Troy LeBlanc, Larry Grogan and Police Chief Joe Breaux, Jr.
Mrs. Richard “Dick” Rowe celebrated her 90th birthday at an outdoors party held at her home. The event was hosted by the honoree’s four daughters, Denise Russo, Mary Merritt, Priscilla Simon and Carole Williams.
Judy LeBlanc, advertising manager for The Gueydan Journal, was greeted by Louisiana’s First Lady Alice Foster during a tour of the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. Guests were served a brunch at the newly renovated structure.
Fifteen years ago
A special tribute was paid to Gueydan’s only living Gold Star Mothers, mothers of soldiers killed in foreign wars. Included were Mrs. John (Lorena) Hebert, Mrs. Nolan Abshire and Mrs. Leroy (Helen) Williams.
New covers on dugouts at the baseball field were donated by several business and civic organizations in Gueydan. Representing the donors were Steven Richard, bank of Gueydan; Chad Vallo, representing contributor Harris Vallo; Maureen Vallo, Les Dames de Gueydan, Rhonda Lougon, Lougon Service Center; Gary Doucet, Vermilion Bank and Trust; Recreational Association President Kim Istre, Dixie Rice, Lester Foreman, Foreman Enterprises; Tony Istre, Tony’s Construction; and Steven Plaisance with T’s Express.
Gueydan farmers were happy after receiving rain for their rice and soybean crops following drought conditions.
The Lil Attitude Girls Softball Team from Gueydan was rolling over local teams in several tournaments.