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Stars and Stripes in St. John: Veterans celebrate Independence Day with luncheon

RESERVE — The 14th annual Veterans Luncheon honored come of St. John the Baptist Parish’s most respected community members July 3 at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

From left: Everline Williams, Natalie Robottom, Dorothy Prevost, Judy Russell

Jane Heltz, Gerry Hotard, Edwina Hymel and Helen Klibert enjoy the annual event.

General Robert Crear, who served almost 33 years on active duty worldwide where he commanded and led soldiers at every level with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers served as the guest speaker.

Michael and Khanh Vial are seen at the Veterans luncheon.

Other invited guests included honorable state representatives and Congress members who joined Parish Council members and other elected officials in saluting local Veterans.

Andouille Queen Mandy Lee Sweeney and Teen Queen Jenna Necaise show support for Veterans Wednesday in Reserve.

 

Allen St. Pierre, Harold Keller and Joe Accardo pose together at the Veterans Luncheon..

Those in attendance were treated to a musical performance from the Victory Belles.

Gloria Triche is seen smiling Wednesday at the Veterans Luncheon in Reserve.

Anita A. Clement, Dahlia Tate-Rainey and Kimberly D. Dursonslet enjoy the annual Veterans Luncheon celebration.Photos from the event are included in today’s paper edition of L’OBSERVATEUR.