The 71st Miss Eunice and Teen Miss Eunice Pageant was held Saturday evening inside Eunice High School’s auditorium.
The annual contest was sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Eunice.
The 2016 reigning queens Lynzi Trosclair, Miss Eunice, and Teen Miss Eunice McKenzie Smith crowned the new 2017 queens at the conclusion of the pageant.
Winning Miss Eunice Queen is Madison DeVillier. DeVillier, 18, is a senior at Eunice High School and the daughter of Claude and Missie DeVillier of Eunice.
The 15th annual Eunice Rotary Club Zydeco Triathalon was held Saturday at LSUE. The event raises more than $8,000 for the Eunice Community Health Clinic, a free health care provider for the working poor and under-insured. There were 240 participants registered for the event that includes swimming, bicycling and running. For the first time there were two competition divisions, Crawfish and Gators, for youngsters from 7 to 15 years old. Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
Karen Olivier, of Eunice, was honored as the St. Landry Parish Principal of the Year at the School Board meeting on Thursday in Opelousas. Olivier is principal of the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts in Opelousas. With her, at left, is Charles Ross, a School Board member from Opelousas. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
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.