Welcome to the 2008 Evergreen Reunion Page.
The 2008 Evergreen Reunion Was A Huge Success
Church of the Little Flower Hall Saturday May 17, 2008
1. Digital Pictures.
Over two dozen pictures of the 2008 Evergreen Reunion are posted in the photo gallery. Special appreciation is extended to Mike Tanner for taking the posed pictures and to Kay for her beautiful banner in front of the hall and for the backdrop for the posed pictures. Appreciation is also extended to Carolyn Tanner Rabalais, Ryan Rabalais, Virgil Tanner, Jr., and Ronnie Galland who contributed their pictures which were taken randomly.
With 74 numbered registrations + 28 spouses, guests, etc., + those who didn’t register = ?
Your help in identifying those who attended, but who are not listed, is appreciated. Also, if you know the name of someone who is not listed by name, please send it to us.
Thank yous are extended to Annabelle and the Civic League for organizing the hall, decorations, displays, registration, etc., and all the incidental tasks they performed. They did a wonderful job and are appreciated.
3. Modified Program on May 17
The invocation by Rev. Bobby Tanner was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mike Tanner. ER Committee introductions and recognitions of various attendees followed. The highlight of the afternoon was when Georgie asked attendees to reminisce about their days in Evergreen. WOW! - How interesting! Ed presented Dub with a 1990 ER cap (compliments of Ryan Rabalais) in recognition of his tape of the 1983 Male Beauty Contest and the 1983 ER. Recognitions were also extended to Dale Descant (ER Website), Ryan Rabalais(CDs and Slide Show), and Mike Tanner(Photographer). Gov. Jindal's proclamation declaring May 17 "Wear Green Day in Louisiana" was announced and distributed. Father Dan Corkery provided the benediction and then "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" and "God Bless America" was sung by all with Jeanette Barron sErving as choral director. There was a moment of silence for those who are no longer with us and the program ended with Mike presenting Kay Tanner with a birthday cake - a surprise which was shared with guests.
4. Hospitality Area
A special acknowledgement and note of appreciation goes out to Boogie and his Riche Road friends who help fund the hospitality area. Contributors included Craig/Debbie Riche', Freda Descant Riche', Elliot/Sandra Goudeau Riche', Jimmy/Mary Roy, Mike Riche', Harvey Riche', Robert/Romona Riche', Walter/Dorothy Descant Riche', Jack/Cheryl Riche', Ada Mae Barron Tremblay, DD/Nell Dubroc and Roy P. Riche', Jr. Donations from Lafayette Coca-Cola and Community Coffee are also acknowledged. Additional donations were provided by Bernice "Tootsie" McDonald Riche', Ken Riche', Roy Riche', Jr., Herbert "D.D." Dubroc, Virgil Tanner, Jr., Martha Patrick Hunt, Vera "Bee" Rabalais Descant. Appreciation is also extended to those who brought cakes, snacks, etc. to the hospitality area. Many attendees expressed their appreciation for the hospitality area.
5. Governor Jindal's "Wear Green Day" Proclamation in Louisiana on May 17, 2008. Click her to view the proclamation.
6. Announcements and Requests:
a. Send names and addresses (especially email addresses) of those Evergreen Pelicans who were not at this ER.
d. A special appreciation was extended to Dale Descant, Evergreen webmaster. It is through his efforts that the dream of an Evergreen website will become a reality. Thank you, Buck.
7. The 2008 Evergreen Reunion Committee included:
Annabelle Jeansonne Blanchard, Larry "Mickey" Chenevert; Ed Dugas; Ronnie Galland; Maudie Holston Gauthier; Glynn Kohler; Nannie "Nan" Haydel Lemoine; Doris Ortolano; Bernice "Tootsie" McDonald Riche'; Roy "Boogie" Riche, Jr.; Kay Tanner; and Mike Tanner.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2008 ER enjoyable and a gathering which has provided opportunities for the future growth based on our common bond - may it remain forever green.
Submitted by Ed Dugas, July 4, 2008. Information was included in earlier updates.