Louisiana Elks Association, Inc.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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15th Annual Jennings Veterans Home Crawfish Boil

Past Grand Tiler Brice Palmer, PSP Franklin Courville and wife Verona relaxing before assisting with the 15th Annual Jennings Vets Home Crawfish Boil for the Veterans there. The Elks helped sponsor this annual Vets event.

PSP Franklin Courville and wife Verona peeling crawfish for the 146 veterans there.

Past Grand Tiler Brice Palmer, peeling crawfish for Vet resident retired Army Sgt. Major Bill Compton.

Administrator Matt Duhon and assistants helping serve the 900 pounds of crawfish boiled for the resident Veterans there.

Appreciation Luncheon – Jennings Veterans Home

Attending the annual appreciation luncheon at the Jennings Vet Home Representing the LEA are PSPs Butch & Jo Ann Barron and Franklin & Verona Courville with Veterans residents Sam Simmons and Bill Compton.

St. Patrick's Day at Heritage Manor in Slidell

The Slidell Elks Line Dancers visited and entertained Veterans and residents at Heritage Manor in Slidell to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Green was the color of the day.

The residents sang along and tapped their feet to the music. Some even got up and danced a little.

Pictured seated, Skip Springer, Rose Fontenot, Allen Landry, (Skip and Allen are Veterans).

Standing left to right, Pat Massarini, Carol Massarini, Cathy Springer, Tina Stout, Dennis Guenard, Walda Sbisa, Paul Niehaus, Pauline Mintz, Pete Spadoni, Kathy Spadoni, Lou Landry, Ellyn Campbell, and Evelyn Caronia.

2018 Jennings Veterans Home Christmas Party
Co-sponsored by Louisiana Elks Association

Pictured below are Brice Palmer, Past Grand Tiler, his wife Shyla and daughter Lyla.

Pictured below are Retired Colonel and Mrs. Fakes.

Pictured below is the band.

Pictured below are Veterans, Spouses and guests who attended the Christmas Party.

Ground Breaking, Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

Pictured below is Governor Edwards and other dignitaries attending the Ground breaking ceremonies for the new Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Jennings, LA that was held on November 5, 2018.

Below is Governor Edwards, Franklin Courville, PSP LEA, his wife Verona and LEA PSP Brice Palmer.

Veterans Day, November 9, 2018

(L-R) PGT Brice Palmer, (Guest Speaker)Alejandra Juan - Coordinator/Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs and retired USAF Veteran resident Colin Fake.

Veteran Marine resident Walter Gary performing the POW/MIA table ceremony.

Acadiana area Marine Veterans celebration the Corps birthday with the cake cutting ceremony.

Some of the Veteran residents and their guest at the Jennings Vets Home attending the annual Veterans Day ceremony.

Jennings October 2018 Veterans Home Fishing Rodeo

Assisting with the Annual October 2018 Jennings Vets Home Fishing Rodeo which the Louisiana Elks helped sponsor are (L-R) PSPs Brice Palmer, Franklin Courville, Butch Barron and Ken LaFleur with (seated) USAF resident Veteran Jimmy Broussard.

Veteran Residents, their families and guest enjoying the fried fish meal at the conclusion of their fishing rodeo.

Members of the Lake Charles Chapter LA-J Goldwing Motorcycle group and our PSPs Brice Palmer, Butch Barron and Franklin Courville who assisted at the Vets rodeo.

Congressman Clay Higgens presents
Ret. Sgt. Bollich
the Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgens was the keynote speaker at the Southwest Louisiana Veteran Home in Jennings for their Annual Veterans Day Program. He recognized WWII Veteran, Sgt. Bollich (Ret.) with the Congressional Gold Medal. It is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. Sgt. Bollich is a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a POW for more than 3 years. The Louisiana Elks Association is a proud sponsor of the Jennings Veterans Home and their programs.

Wm. Brice Palmer, PSP/PG Tiler
Jennings Vets Home Rep.

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