Allison B. Hudson

Janet Fest took place this past Saturday at St. Francis Church. The Fest began with a prayer by Father Paul and balloons were released for Janet Capone.

Locals came together to make this event bigger than anyone every imagined. With the help of Stevie Graugnard coordinating the event, and with others like Stephanie Stirrat, and numerous volunteers, the event was successful.

Capone was in an accident this past February and has been in a coma since then, residents and friends took time to help the family alleviate some stress by raising money to help with the expensive costs of hospital bills and other needs the family may have.

Bayou Bucket~variety swamp pop music, Lester & Steve~dynamic duo soft rock, The Avenue Cruisers~the "Back-A-Town Groove to Make You Move." band, Unnecessary Volunteers~upncoming classic rock, Chasing Autumn~Pop Rock, Randy Walsh & Friends~Acoustic Classical Folk, Jodi James~Americana Folk Singer and Songwriter, One Night Only Band~high energy Classic Rock, Funk, Southern Rock band, Sofa Kings~a high energy rock and roll band out of Northampton, Massachusetts just to name a few bands that came out.

Not only did residents and friends enjoy music, but a wide variety of good Louisiana cuisine. Grilled fish with crawfish topping, Chicken an sausage gumbo, Fried fish and oysters, Theriot’s French fried fresh taters, Fried chicken, smoked chicken breast with hoppin john & corn plate, Shrimp pasta salad, two kinds of pastalaya, jambalaya, Barbequed leg quarters, salad, baked beans with ground beef plate, hamburgers, sweets, and of course drinks to wash it all down with.

“I would like to thank each and every person who made this day a success,” said Graugnard. “Thanks to all of the sponsors who donated time and money and to everyone who came out in support of our dear friend Janet Capone.”