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Erath High Homecoming 2010

September 16, 2010 by

 HomecomingcollageWith fall comes the anticipation of football season and Homecoming each year.  At this time, the Erath schools and community are preparing for its 61st Homecoming week which will be held October 18th-22nd

The classes honored this year will be 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985 (25 years), 1990 and 2000. 

With the theme “Homecoming Network 2010: Broadcasting a Bobcat Victory” in place for this year’s festivities, Erath High, Erath Middle and Dozier Elementary leaders have announced information concerning school schedules during that week. Each of the three schools set up pages on their school website to share important information concerning visitation, dismissal, etc.  Website URL’s are listed below.

Schedule of events

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Powder Puff Games and court presentation will be Wednesday, October 20th @ 6:00 P.M. (Robert J. Segura Stadium) Both the Homecoming and Powder Puff Courts will be presented, with the announcement of King and Queen made at that time. Class football games will be played. Homecoming Court and Powder Puff Courts here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

  • Mass 7:00 A.M. @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
  • Community Visitation Times for the three schools are:
  • Pep Rally from11:00 – 12:00 @ Erath High
  • Homecoming Parade @ 12:30 P.M.
    • NOTE: The parade will go directly to the Dozier Elementary campus parking lot this year. The approximate time to enter the Dozier gates will be around 12:45. See route here!
  • Dismissal Time(s)
  • EHS and EMS Dismissal will be after the parade. Dozier’s Dismissal will be around 1:30.
  • Court Presentation – 6:15 P.M.  (Robert J. Segura Stadium)
  • Erath vs. Kaplan 7:00 P.M.  (Robert J. Segura Stadium)

NOTE: Special guests Erath Natives, Randy Romero (Remarkable Ride) and Wendi Frederick Romero (Pilgrimage to Self), will be on the EHS campus for book signings during the EHS Visitation hours.

***With Classes preparing for Erath’s Homecoming on October 22, 2010, I decided to post some of the class sites that are honored. There are no links for classes prior to 1950 set up. The official classes honored @ EHS this year are 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985 (25th), 1990 and 2000. These are the classes that the school will officially invite to participate by the school, however I have heard some of the “5” years are doing some things on their own. You can see all sites set up so far below.

The “5” years (some classes are doing things as well.)

All classes that have links can be found here: http://erathhighalumniclasses.edublogs.org/

Homecoming

  • The Birth of EHS Football
  • EHS Homecoming: The Birth of an Ongoing Tradition
  • Homecoming Queen List
  • 2010 Hall of Fame
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    History of the Erath 4th of July Celebration

    July 25, 2010 by

    History of the Erath 4th of July Celebration
    By Robert B. Vincent
    June 27, 2005


         
      No one is exactly sure of the year in which the Erath began celebrating the 4th of July. The holiday was celebrated in Erath with a festival prior to World War II, but no festival was held during the war. In 1946, however, the festival was re-established with Roy Theriot serving as the first President and Curney Dronet as the first Parade Chairman. Theriot and Dronet worked in conjunction with the Erath Lions Club to re-establish the festival.
         Throughout the late 1940’s and 1950’s, the festival was run by the area merchants as a way to promote Erath, and thereby bring more business to Erath. The Erath merchants would contribute money each year to stage the festival. Several Erath residents that were instrumental in the early success of the festival included: B.J. Gary, Marion Boudreaux, Johnny Suire, Edward Suire, K.A. Bolner, J.P. Landry, Leo Bernard, Sulie Dubois, Emmett Bares, J.D. Vincent, Inez LeBlanc Vincent, Neuby LeBlanc, Fred Dugas, Wilton “Belu” Sonnier, Lee Bernard, and Curney Dronet.
         In the early 1962, Dr. Leroy Suire and his wife, Elvie, along with Richard Dubois, Wilton “Belu” Sonnier, and Eddie Shiner took over the operation of the festival. John Earl LeBlanc was elected President around 1964, and served for several years. Les Travailleuses took over the organization of the Erath 4th of July Celebration in 1972. This local women’s organization ran the festival until 1975.
           Two people that played an integral part in the Erath 4th of July Celebration throughout the years were Richard Dubois and Relie LeBlanc. Both men were involved in the organization, off and on, since the 1950’s. One of the events that the two men used to stage on the day of July 4th was the go kart races. South Broadway Street was closed the morning of the 4th, and all telephone poles and fire hydrants were covered with hay to protect the participants. Go kart races were then held up and down Broadway Street. Later on that day, the area fire departments would participate in the waterfights. For many years, the special contests were held following the waterfights. These contest included the watermelon and cracker eating contest, which are still held along with the potato relays, and the greasy pole contest, which is no longer held.


    Erath 4th of July Association

           In 1976, the Erath 4th of July Association was incorporated, and has been in charge of the festival ever since. The incorporators included: Eddie Shiner, Richard Dubois, Dolores Dubois, Florence Sonnier, Ernest Pillette, Mary Suire, Leonce J. Lemaire, Ulysse Menard, David Dronet, Theodore Bares, Velma Sonnier, Grace Bares, and Hilda Faulk. The original board was made up of representatives of the different local civic organizations, including: the American Legion, Baseball Park, Catholic Daughters, Erath Fire Department, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, and Les Travailleuses. Presidents of the Erath 4th of July Association have included Richard Dubois, Bill Comeaux, Tony Boquer, Monica Granger Calvert, Norris Bouillion, Claudette Lacour, Mark Mencacci, Elwood Lacour, and Robert B. Vincent.
         When the Erath 4th of July Association was incorporated in 1976, it was decided that the money raised would be used to help the Erath community. The members of the Association agreed that the Erath community was in desperate need of a community building, where receptions, meetings, and parties could be held. The Board decided that building such a building would be the first project to be financed by the money raised by the festival. It took the Association eleven years, but the Erath Community Building was opened in 1987. Flo Sonnier was the treasurer during the time that the money was raised to build the building, and ensured that no money was wasted. The Community Building continues to operate today under the direction of the Erath Community Building Association, which receives its funds from the rental of the building. However, the Erath 4th of July Association continues to finance major capital improvements to the building.
        The Erath 4th of July Association made another major donation to the community in June of 2001. When Erath City Park was designed, there were to be tennis courts available for the public to use. However, there was not enough money available for the Town of Erath to construct these courts. The Board of Directors of the Association voted to build two tennis courts in the city park, and donate them to the Town of Erath for use of the public. Since being built, the tennis courts have been one of the most popular parts of the park. The courts are also utilized as the home of the Erath High School Tennis team.
        The Acadian Museum in Erath has also been a major benefactor of the funds raised by the Association. The museum has received several donations from the Association to ensure the continued success of the museum. The Association also donated the flag poles in front of the Erath City Hall. The Association voted to donate funds to the Erath Backers Club for use in the construction of a baseball field for the Erath High School Baseball team. Funds were also donated for town lights in Erath, technology at Dozier Elementary and two large signs for the town of Erath. The Association also donated barricades to Dozier Elementary.

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    Erath 4th of July Ambassadors

    July 25, 2010 by

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    Erath 4th of July Grand Marshals

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    Erath 4th of July Queens

    July 25, 2010 by

    1st Queen Helen Sandoz Boudreaux (searching for the exact year)
    1938 Gertrude Sellers
    1954 Marie Gaspard Hebert (Ag Queen)
    1955 Norma White Dugas (Ag Queen)
    1956 Marlene Landry (Ag Queen)
    1961
    1962 Mona Menard
    1963 Diana Romero Ortemond
    1964 Margo Butler LeBlanc
    1965 Carolyn Perrin Boudreaux
    1966 Elizabeth “Libby” Simon
    1967
    1968
    1969
    1970
    1971
    1972 Marla Rose Landry
    1973 Mary Adele “Tootie” Landry
    1974 Charlene LeBlanc
    1975 Patty Broussard
    1976 Celeste Poche Stuart and Suzanne Suire Landry
    1977 Dana Lachausse Dronet
    1978 Rachel Frederick Richard
    1979 Mary Desormeaux Breaux
    1980 Shammie Broussard Derise
    1981 Manique Reaux LeBlanc
    1982 Marlene Menard
    1983 Casandra Sandoz Brasseaux
    1984 Marcelle Miguez Alexander
    1985 Christina Ortemond Franques
    1986 Jamie Theriot Porter
    1987 Dawn Porier
    1988 Carmen Comeaux
    1989 Nicole Hebert Toups
    1990 Nikki Prejean
    1991 Nicole Deviller Conrad
    1992 Madeline Dehart
    1993 Joanna Moss
    1994 Jennifer Roy
    1995 Tarrah Comeaux Davis
    1996 Theresa Comeaux Touchet
    1997 Regina Menard
    1998 Anita F. Abshire
    1999 Haley Broussard Buteau
    2000 Holly Lacombe
    2001 April Leger
    2002 Monica Suire
    2003 Jennifer Falgout
    2004 Mallory Juneau
    2005 Leslie Mouton
    2006 Delanie Langlinais
    2007 Kim Wooten
    2008 Allyson Boudreaux
    2009 Britteny Reed
    2010 Jaysie Hebert
    2011 Camille Mouton

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    Bank of Erath: 100 Years of Service

    July 17, 2010 by

    july2010 093ssIf you pass on Edwards Street in Erath at this time,  you can see green banners signifying the Bank of Erath’s 100th anniversary.

    The Bank was organized in August of 1910 and opened its doors for business on November 18, 1910.

    The original Bank of Erath opened on November 18, 1910, with Vernon Caldwell as the founder. (The original Bank of Erath is where the Acadian Museum is currently located.

    Frank B. Williams, (Erath’s first Mayor and a pharmacist) was the Bank of Erath’s first cashier. (Williams remained there until his death in 1922). Other cashiers included W. J. Broussard, Earl Golden, A. S. Dubois and Roy Leblanc.

    Bank of Erath was built in 1910 on the corner of Broadway and Edwards in Erath. (Note: You can see the legs of the Water Tower which collapsed on the Erath City Hall on October 3, 1964.)

    Bank of Erath was built in 1910 on the corner of Broadway and Edwards in Erath. (Note: You can see the legs of the Water Tower which collapsed on the Erath City Hall on October 3, 1964.)

    Built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bank of Erath remained in that facility until the 1950’s, when additional space was needed for the prospering business. At that time, the Bank of Erath purchased the abandoned Bijou Theater building located across the street (on the corner of East Edwards), and remodeled it for the growing institution.  Since that time, two other Bank of Erath branches have opened in Abbeville and Delcambre.

    In the 1950’s, additional space was needed for the prospering business. At that time, the Bank of Erath purchased the abandoned Bijou Theater. (Which is the current building of the Bank of Erath).

    In the 1950’s, additional space was needed for the prospering business. At that time, the Bank of Erath purchased the abandoned Bijou Theater. (Which is the current building of the Bank of Erath).

    The names of its founders are familiar to the present day residents of Vermilion Parish which are, namely, Moresi, Caldwell, Broussard and LeBlanc.

    Bank of Erath has two other full service branches; namely the Delcambre Branch, which opened on October 22, 1962 and the Abbeville Branch, which opened on May 5, 1986.

    The Bank’s president is Paul G. Moresi, Jr. who is the grandson of Damas Moresi, one of its founders. The Board members are Paul G. Moresi, Jr., Beth B. Melebeck, James M. Segura, III, Dr. Howard Alleman, Donald W. Guidry, Vernon L. Caldwell, III and Paul G. Moresi, III. 

     

    Bank of Erath is celebrating 100 years of service this year.

    Bank of Erath is celebrating 100 years of service this year.

     

    The Bank of Erath will celebrate its 100th year anniversary during the 2010 year.

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    Erath Principals

    June 10, 2010 by

    This is a work in progress… bear with us until we have the information in place.

    Erath High Principals:   (don’t have exact years yet.)

    The 1st four served the first two schools (Both on Kibbe Street)

    1. Mr. Lafleur (We didn’t find out his first name)
    2. Raphael Broussard
    3. Alphe Hebert
    4. Gerald Fahay

    Served for the three story school.

    1. B. E. (Bert) Webb (Mid 20’s to Early 50’s)
    2. Henry Bernard Jr. (Early 50’s-1965) Was Principal @ 3 story school and at the current plant.

    Served as Principal at EHS’ Current plant

    1. Robert J. Segura Sr. (1965-1976)
    2. M. C. Trahan 1976-1977  (Mr. Segura returned from1977-1980)
    3. Clarence Moss 1981-1991
    4. Garolyn Landry 1992-1995
    5. Lynn Vincent 1996-not sure when he left.
    6. Charlotte Waguespack (checking on years)
    7. Francis Touchet 2005-Present

    Assistant Principals at Erath High School

    1. Charles Bienvenu
    2. Cleve Thibodeaux (Served one year in the 40’s)
    3. Sterling Menard
    4. Jimmy Vice
    5. Ralph Thibodeaux
    6. Garolyn Landry
    7. Lynn Vincent
    8. Charlotte Waguespack
    9. Mike Guilbeaux
    10. Teddy Broussard
    11. Clarence Moss
    12. Donald Primeaux
    13. Lynn Moss
    14. Francis Touchet
    15. Liz Vice 2005-Present

    Erath Elementary/Erath Middle Principals and Assistant Principals

    1. Donald Primeaux served as the Erath Elementary/Middle School Principal from 1980 until 1989.
    2. Ebrar Reaux was named the new Erath Middle School Principal in 1989 and retired in May 2005.  
    3. Lynn Moss became Principal in 2005.

    Assistant Principals

    1. In the fall of 1991, Erath Middle School hired Mrs. Matael Jordan as the new Assistant Principal and remained until 2003.
    2. Assistant Principal Laura LeBouef served after Mrs. Jordan.
    3. Erroll Trahan is the current Assistant Principal.

    Dozier Elementary Principals

    1. Reverent B.T. Whitt (1942-1968)
    2. Dozier Closed from 1968 until 1972
    3. Johnnie Suire (1972- 1980)
    4. Sherry Trahan (1980-1986)
    5. Teddy Broussard (1986-2001)
    6. Ralph Thibodeaux  (2001-2003)
    7. Elizabeth Gremillion (2003-2009)
    8. Karla Desormeaux Toups (2009-Present)

    Dozier Elementary Assistant Principals:

    1. The first Assistant Principal was Elizabeth Gremillion who served in 2003 under Ralph Thibodeaux.
    2. In 2003, Dawn Amy was hired to replace Liz Gremillion when she became Principal. (Both Gremillion and Amy remained at Dozier until 2009.)
    3. Karla Desormeaux Toups became Principal in 2009, with Natalie Guillot Hebert as the third Assistant Principal.

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    Erath High School Homecoming Queens

    June 7, 2010 by

    Erath High School Homecoming Queens

    1. 1950 Ida Katherine Sandoz Landry
    2. 1951 Liben Simon Broussard
    3. 1952 Mona Broussard Guillot
    4. 1953 Gaynell Suire Broussard
    5. 1954 Dolores Bolner Dubois
    6. 1955 Lois LeBlanc Lanphear
    7. 1956 Marian Vincent Lange
    8. 1957 Marion Vincent Frederick
    9. 1958 Frankie Darbonne Phyle
    10. 1959 Phyllis Dronet LeBlanc
    11. 1960 Gladys Dubois Romero
    12. 1961 Charlene Delcambre Coreil
    13. 1962 Judy Comeaux Dubois
    14. 1963 Diana Romero Ortemond
    15. 1964 Lou Gene Mailhes Thibodeaux
    16. 1965 Tina Dubois
    17. 1966 Barbara Dugas Toups
    18. 1967 Juanita Boudreaux Geurin
    19. 1968 Debbie LeBlanc Frederick
    20. 1969 Anne Bourgeois Guilbeaux
    21. 1970 Darlene Guidry Suire
    22. 1971 Agnes Moss Fournier
    23. 1972 Charlotte Delahoussaye Goutierrez
    24. 1973 Charlotte Lopez Segura
    25. 1974 Linda Doucet Granger
    26. 1975 Jo Beth Grovenberg Bourgeois
    27. 1976 Mary Helen Boudreaux Broussard
    28. 1977 Dana Lachaussee Dronet
    29. 1978 Roz Mergist Broussard
    30. 1979 Janet Hollier Viator
    31. 1980 Monica Granger Calvert
    32. 1981 Manique Reaux LeBlanc
    33. 1982 Kay Sandoz Brasseaux
    34. 1983 Jackie Segura Puyau
    35. 1984 Christy Ortemond Franques
    36. 1985 Monique Arceneaux Sonnier
    37. 1986 Jenny Reaux Hargrave
    38. 1987 Tracy Moss Watson
    39. 1988 Tonia LeBlanc Langlinais
    40. 1989 Tanisha Grogan Robins
    41. 1990 Michelle Blancas Richard
    42. 1991 Monica Blancas Broussard
    43. 1992 Theresa Comeaux Touchet
    44. 1993 Amber Tribe Domingue
    45. 1994 Magion Meaux Falgout
    46. 1995 Amy Wilson Stakes
    47. 1996 Alicia Primeaux Gravouia
    48. 1997 Amy Toups
    49. 1998 Brooke Stoute Bernard
    50. 1999 Holly Collins Comeaux (50th Queen)
    51. 2000 Skye Tribe
    52. 2001 Lindsay Mencacci Schexnider
    53. 2002 Jessica Hebert Ward
    54. 2003 Jessica Pillette
    55. 2004 Nicole Langlinais Hebert
    56. 2005 Andrea Broussard
    57. 2006 Heather LeBlanc
    58. 2007 Brooke Hebert
    59. 2008 Katie Domingues
    60. 2009 Kristen Carpenter
    61. 2010 Camille Delcambre
    62. 2011 Meaghan Perkins
    63. 2012 Miranda Hebert
    64. 2013 Caitlin Domingues

    1st Queen was Ida Catherine Sandoz Landry (Players are Carol Landry & Carol Treadway)

    1st Queen was Ida Catherine Sandoz Landry (Players are Roland Landry & Carol Treadway)

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    Remembering Our Soldiers

    May 31, 2010 by

     

    Let Us Never Forget

     Let Us Never Forget

    During this century our country called you

    And many others to fight in wars.

    So you found courage deep within your soul;

    But at the cost of tremendous scars.

    Fear filled your heavy heart

    As you kissed loved ones good bye.

    Though strength welled up within,

    Nothing could stop the tears in your eyes.

    On the battleground came lessons

    Which you quickly learned;

    That at crossroads death and soldiers meet,

    And some friends would never return.

    This tribute is for all of you,

    Because you fought  when your life was torn apart.

    Today we offer gratitude for the “Pride of America”

    That “you” placed in our hearts.

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    Bank of Erath/Acadian Museum “A True Face of History”

    May 15, 2010 by

    Bank of Erath was built in 1910 on the corner of Broadway and Edwards in Erath. (Note: You can see the legs of the Water Tower which collapsed on the Erath City Hall on October 3, 1964.)

    Bank of Erath was built in 1910 on the corner of Broadway and Edwards in Erath. (Note: You can see the legs of the Water Tower which collapsed on the Erath City Hall on October 3, 1964.)

          Upon entrance of the Acadian Museum located on the comer of South Broadway and West Edwards Street in Erath, the essence of history literally captures your soul. Built in 1910 as the original building housing the Bank of Erath, the ninety five year old structure, stands proudly today as a link to the area’s historical roots. Now housing artifacts, photos and remnants of the community’s past, this timeless building,  so rich in history helps enhance the historic atmosphere of the Acadian Museum.

           The original Bank of Erath opened on November 18, 1910, with Vernon Caldwell as the founder. Frank B. Williams, (Erath’s first Mayor and a pharmacist) was the Bank of Erath’s first cashier. (Williams remained there until his death in 1922). Other cashiers included W. J. Broussard, Earl Golden, A. S. Dubois and Roy Leblanc.

          Built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bank of Erath remained in that building until the 1950′s, when additional space was needed for the prospering business. At that time, the Bank of Erath purchased the abandoned Bijou Theater building located across the street (on the corner of East Edwards), and remodeled it for the growing institution. Since that time, two other Bank of Erath branches have opened in Abbeville and Delcambre.

          From the mid 1950′s until 1990, the structure of the old bank was used by other businesses. In the early 1990′s, Warren Perrin and Weldon Granger joined forces as friends, attorneys and native sons of this area, to purchase the building as a law office for Perrin. With a seemingly predestined path, a series of events surprisingly launched the Acadian Museum.

    The Acadian Museum in Erath, Louisiana is housed in the old Bank of Erath structure. Photo below was taken during the Erath Centennial Celebration in 1999.  Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike both brought flood water into the Museum.

    The Acadian Museum in Erath, Louisiana is housed in the old Bank of Erath structure. Photo below was taken during the Erath Centennial Celebration in 1999. Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike both brought flood water into the Museum.

             On July 19, 1991, the Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation Inc. was incorporated by Granger and Perrin, in order to operate the Museum. The Museum offers historical information to those interested in the history of the area, as well as the Acadian heritage. Through the generosity of Philanthropist, Weldon Granger, CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) President Warren Perrin, community volunteers and a variety of generously donated photographs and artifacts, the museum offers a pictorial and physical legacy of the area.

          Through Granger and Perrin’s genuine efforts and an overwhelming support system of the Erath community, the unique history outlet has been established as a treasure in this town. Ten years ago, a twist of fate brought forth a business venture of two old friends, which evolved into a gift for the community. By exemplifying a true spirit of Cajun pride, this amazing duo, not only opened doors to the Acadian Museum, but to the priceless roots and legacy of the area’s rich history.

            When visiting Erath’s Acadian Museum, the presence of the historic walls, coupled with the heartfelt warmth of Acadian nostalgia, helps generate a true glimpse of the past. A glimpse which has captured the heart and soul of this area. Like the face of a clock represents time, this quaint historic structure without a doubt, represents a “true face of history” in the small town of Erath.

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