Food, fun and fireworks for the 4th

Trent Young (left), head track coach at Marksville High, and Lerbert Williams, owner of Williams Trucking, show off their barbecued ribs. They were selling ribs as a fundraiser for the Tiger track team at the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

“We’re legal. It’s not four,” Marksville Maor John Lemoine (center, seated) joked as he chatted with City Council members (from right) Frank Havard and Mike Gremillion. Lemoine was referencing a state law that would prevent a majority of the six-member mayor/council from meeting without a prior notice. The law does not apply to chance meetings at social gatherings.
The city officials took shelter from the heat in the Lions Club tent with club members Pappy Millet (in apron) and Robert St. Romain. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Sgts Chauncey Burns (front) and Jeremy Brown, both with the National Guard's 1086th Transport Company, post the U.S. and Louisiana flags during opening ceremonies of the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival on Independence Day. Both men will be deployed to the Persian Gulf later this month. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

A crowd of AAMF visitors sang, clapped and tapped their feet to the inspirational sounds of the St. John Community Church-Baptist Voices of Praise during the July 4th festival in Marksville.




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