With gratitude to the Cameron Parish Police Jurors and Staff, Cameron Parish Recreation District No. 7, Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Cameron Parish District Attorney Tom Barrett, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gulf Coast Water and Ice, Canik’s Cooking Crew, Coastal Cans, and Gulf Waste and Roll Off Containers, Friday’s “Welcome Home To Cameron Parish”, was a successful event with over 300 in attendance and a huge pot of jambalaya consumed. The hum of generators could not be detected, as Steelshot played beyond their agreed upon time and kept the dance floor full all night.
The Cameron Lions Club sponsored the event and contracted with a rental company to transform the gutted pavilion in Creole into a lighted party venue for the evening, providing an opportunity for residents and friends to visit and celebrate the progress of recovery.
A dozen brand new heavy-duty picnic tables were available for seating. Materials to build the tables were purchased from Savoie Lumber in Creole by the Cameron Lions Club. The expert woodwork was done by Cameron Parish Police Jury employee Monty Pearce and his son Blake. The same partnership is also providing 12 picnic tables for the pavilion at the park in Grand Chenier.
Additionally, staff of the Cameron Parish Pilot provided giveaways and subscription information. A table was stocked with canned goods, cleaning, hygiene, paper supplies and bottled water donated by the Alliance for Positive Growth and members of the Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana.
The next opportunity for an event focusing on families and friends with great food and great music will be the Cameron Lions Club’s 17th Annual Cameron Fishing Festival, scheduled for Aug. 6-7, at the Grand Chenier Park and Pavilion.