July 17, 2009 Update
Time for Reflection and to
give Thanks. Tomorrow www.EvergreenLa.org will
have been operational for one year. Literally, thousands of pages
have been posted during that time. Hopefully, the information and pictures
have been of interest to you and you realize that anyone with past or
present Evergreen area connections can and should participate in providing
information and pictures. We welcome everyone to participate and are
committed to inclusivity.
Please view the list below to be mindful of some
of the postings (these are all included in the Updates, going back to the
first Update send on July 17, 2008) which have been made during the first
News - 44 stories
Obituaries - 69
Family Connections - over 120
- 11+ a military links listing
Prayer Requests - 11
Updates - 33
Memories - 23 people
Memorials - 14
Education - former students
- over 6 decades listed alphabetically by year and 70s & 80s being compiles
as information received.
principals - from 1957-1988 are listed. More will be done in this
area with faculty and staff.
Reunions - detailed
report from 2008 posted, others are being written.
Photo Gallery - four
areas developed, with pictures from churches, community, education and
Donors Page - 1 -
viewers can learn "who is keeping the ship afloat."
Anecdotes - 12
Where Are They Now?
Contact Us - 8
volunteer staff and Contact You - 10 Pelicans
have given permission to post their email addresses.
- 3 are visible on Hwy. 29 - one on eachof the "Welcome To Historic
Evergreen" signs and one on "Ervin Gauthier's Repair Shop" sign.
Business Page -
located in the Community Page - has been designed and will soon have
There is much which could be written specifically
about the past year, but it is sufficient to say that during this time my
love of the Evergreen area and faith in its current and former residents has
been strengthened. The numbers of people who contributed
information, pictures, funds, talents, etc., has been heart-warming
and reinforced what was projected when the website was designed.
It is impossible for me to sufficiently show my
appreciation to Dale Descant and Ryan Rabalais
for their dedication. Without their daily involvements, the website would be
lacking in many ways. They have devoted their time and talents to put as
much quality as possible into this endeavor and we all owe them a debt of
gratitude. THANK YOU, Dale and Ryan. I thank
each of our volunteer staff. They, too, keep
the wagon moving in a methodical manner.
I would be remis in expressing my appreciation if
the people who provided the information and pictures
for all of the above areas were not highlighted. Each of you have made the
website what it is. Please continue to send information for all of the
above areas so that it may continue to grow.
YES, there are
other areas which need attention so we can more fully know and
appreciate the life and times of our beloved Evergreen.
A few more
volunteers are needed. The task which you may wish to help with would
be of your chosing, done according to your schedule, and done in the manner
you select. While some on the staff may provide direction so we accomplish
the desired results, much of what a volunteer does, is really up the their
time, talents, creative juices, etc.
Most of the tasks may be done at home
(no matter where your reside) - when one is free to get on task - like
typing a manuscript from one of the reunions or from a brochure about
Evergreen...so much to post, so little time.
of volunteer assistance is appreciated. Please
email me if you would like to discuss this matter and I will be happy to
phone you to determine your interest areas and type of involvement you seek.
Peace, Ed Dugas