Drainage Dist. #7 facility dedicated to Carol Trahan

Cameron Parish Gravity Drainage District #7 hosted an Anniversary, Dedication and Open House on Wednesday, June 26. The facility at 205 Middle Ridge Rd. in Johnson Bayou was dedicated to Ernest Carol Trahan better known as “Little Carol”.

Trahan was born in Johnson Bayou where he was a lifelong resident.

A jack of many trades, he was an avid rancher who loved raising cattle; he raised crawfish and owned a store on the Bayou to name a few. He was passionate about everything he was involved in, and he never met a stranger.

He served in the US Army as an X-ray technician. He then worked for Exxon Mobil where he was an electrician until his retirement

He held office as Police Juror from 1980 to 1991; Trahan, along with the other Jurors created Drainage District 7 on June 26, 1980. He was appointed to the Drainage Board in 2004 where he served as President from 2010 to 2020. He also served on the Cameron Port Board for 10 years. His decades of faithful service to Cameron Parish and the people of Johnson Bayou should be an example to all.

When Hurricane Laura destroyed the Drainage District office and the District was planning to build it again, the board members knew they wanted to dedicate the building to him.

Gravity Drainage District family will be eternally indebted to Carol for his many years of faithful service to the board.