Drew Michael Ortego, 3, was more intereted in Santa’s attire than anything else as he and many other children had the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the conclusion of the parade. Kids enjoyed cookies and punch and a visit with Santa and his wife inside the City Hall lobby. Ortego is the son of Nikki and Shannon Ortego. (Photo by Myra Miller)

A Christmas Parade and kids visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

The annual Kiwanis Christmas parade was held Thursday evening at downtown 2nd Street. St. Edmund High School cheerleader squad members braved the cold and windy climate. Some of the parade participants included bands from Eunice High, Basile High and Iota High schools. (Photo by Myra Miler)

Angel Tree at Eunice Post Office

Surprise a resident at Eunice Manor with a Christmas gift. By picking an angel from the Angel Tree at the Eunice Post Office, a resident will receive a Christmas gift. Inside the post office lobby is a tree with colored angels with written gift ideas for residents at Eunice Manor. Pick an angel, buy a gift, wrap it, and return the gift with the angel taped on the gift to the post office. Deadline is Dec. 20. Leslie Deshotel of Eunice stopped by at the post office and picked an angel. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Eunice High students make trip to World War II Museum

On Tuesday, Eunice High history teacher Pierre Martel brought 90 seniors and juniors to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Martel added, “It was the day before the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. We had the opportunity to meet two Pearl Harbor survivors, Mr. Frank Emond and Mr. William Braddock. Mr. Emond is 98 and Mr. Braddock is 94. They both now live in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Emond was aboard the USS Pennsylvania during the attack, while Mr. Braddock was working patrol on land.” (Photo Submitted)

Chickens on the Run at St. Francis

Before Thanksgiving the first-grade class of Shari Tavera at St. Francis School were given a picture of a turkey. The object of their class project was to disguise the turkey so it could not be caught to eat for Thanksgiving. In front, from left, are Emmalynn Smith, Ava Lejeune, Abigail Bellon, Jack Reed and Payton Godeaux. Second row, from left are Brentlee Lambert, Lalyah Galland, Sara Beth Guillory, Kylie Crochet and Maddox Zaunbrecher. Back, from left, are Grant Ortego, Reagan Redlich III, Lane Lejeune, Audrey McDaniel and Averie Brignac. (Photo Submitted)


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