The Richelieu Leger Family Association, Inc.
The 2017 Richelieu Leger Reunion was held on February 2 at the Woodman of the World Hall in Abbeville, Louisiana
Doors opened at 9:00AM. The Registration Committee headed by Joyce Lege began registration at 9:00AM. The Genealogy and Sales booths, manned by Lou Leger and Lauralee Reugger, opened at 10:00 AM and were available until 4:00PM.
Welcome ceremonies began at 11:00am with a greeting from the
association president, Butch Leger, followed by the invocation by Reverand
Leger, the national Anthem by Monica Lege Theriot.
President, Butch Leger, presided at the short geneal meeting.
A Board meeting was convened and a new Board member, Mona Leger Tramonte was voted in to replace Ransom Lege.
The Genealogy Committee aided Legers looking for answers to their genealogical questions. There was a computer database and printer providing access and print-outs of the Leger database. Also available were a sample of Fr. Hebert's "Southwest Louisiana Records".
Throughtout the day, many door prizes were awarded.
There were many items available for purchase: Leger T-Shirts, Leger Cook books, and Copies of the Leger History Booklet, "Le Guardien", and a new book (listing all Legers we know of born in Louisiana thru the year 1910) "Leger Ancestors in Louisiana".
A sucessful silent auction was held for the benefit of the Association. Several beautiful items were available.
After a delicious "Bring a Dish" lunch, Members enjoyed
visiting, and dancing to the live music of the band, "Les Envie".
A dance contest was won by Lenray and Gwyn Leger.
2017 Reunion had a robust attendance of 134 Cousins!
Addending members purchased 11 History Books, 16 Ancestor Books, and numerous T-Shirts as well as several Cook Books.
A small profit on each item sold goes to offset the cost of the Reunion.
All in All, a very sucessful Reunion, hopefully enjoyed by all and and to be repeated in 2019.