The 32nd Annual Worldwide Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff held Sunday at the Northwest Pavilion drew a large crowd of tasters, arts and craft visitors, dancers and much more. First, second and third place winners were named in the cooking division and the showmanship booth decoration categories. A live auction for the original art canvas Crawfish Cookoff was held. A KEUN listening choice award was named.
The St. Landry Parish Council on Aging annual Mardi Gras dance was held Monday afternoon at the Northwest Community Center.
Many seniors had the opportunity to dance to live Cajun, Zydeco music provided by Big J & the Zydeco Dog Pound.
Seniors ate gumbo, King Cake and drinks, provided by the COA.
Seniors competed for awards and trophies in different categories, which included Mardi Gras King and Queen, Most Traditional Costume (Male or Female) Prettiest Costume, and Best Dancers, Male and Female.
The 4th annual Parade of Paws was held Saturday, Feb. 25 at downtown S. Second Street with some 50 entries of Canines. Dog owners and Mardi Gras clad canines paraded in front of judges and walked down S. Second Street to Park Avenue. First, second and third place winners were announced, with Louisiana Cypress wooden trophies, ribbons and gift certificates from Bark Ave Pet Spa given to each winners.
What better way than eating different foods to set off a Mardi Gras season than a taster’s event?! And that is what the large crowd did at the 7th annual Taster’s Choice (Le Courir De Mardi Gras Pour Le Clinic) event held at the Acadian Center at LSUE Wednesday evening.
The event is a cooking competition which involves Professional and Amateur cooking and the biggest fundraiser for the Eunice Community Health Center.
Geno Delafose provided live Cajun Zydeco entertainment for the crowd.
The 20th annual Eunice High School Renaissance Pep Rally was held Friday morning in the school’s gymnasium.
Eunice High students had opportunity to receive free T-shirts, gift cards and much more from local businesses and restaurants, and individual donors and sponsors for their academic achievements.
Students were rewarded with certificates, book bags, duffle bags, fitbit phone charges, prizes of Kindle Fire, iPad Mini, iPad Airs, and much more for their various academic achievements and honors.
The annual Right to Life March, prayer and a guest speaker was held Sunday at noon. The participant walkers met at N. Second Street nearby Picous’ Drug Store, and proceeded solemonly in silence symbolizing those silent voices of millions of unborn babies killed each year by abortion, concluding at the Liberty Theater. The march marked the anniversary, Jan. 22, 1973, of the Roe Vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.