|The St. Landry Parish Council on
Aging Mardi Gras Dance at LSUE has been held for many years, but this year it drew by far
the largest crowd ever. The Internet seems to have played a major role in getting the word
out. We at LSUE didn't know that Zydeco Force would be playing until we saw an item
in Gary Hayman's e-zine.
and the recently reassembled band sounded great. Broussard sang many songs in French while
displaying his mastery of the accordion. The band members included Robby Robinson on bass,
Shelton Broussard on lead guitar, Demetric Thomas on scrubboard, Raymond Thomas on drums,
and Austin Byars on rhythm guitar (sitting in for Shelton Sonnier). A new CD should be out
by the end of March.
The Council on Aging chose Gabe Bourgeois and Jane Fontenot
to be king and queen. The honor of being the best dancers went to Cecile Broussard
and Harold Boudreaux (Mr. Boudreaux was seen later that evening still going strong at the
street dance in downtown Eunice).
Shown below are some of the dancers on the floor of the LSUE
Acadian Center, including a photo of LSUE Chancellor William J. Nunez, III, and his wife,