Paddlers and runners enjoyed Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
Friends of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge hosted a canoe adventure this past weekend in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Bear Festival in Franklin. The guided tours, above, were conducted by Donovan Garcia. Below, a large crowd turned out for the 5K run/walk hosted by Teche Action Clinic. The 5K winners were Garland Hill, first place, male; Rita Champagne, first place, female; Joey Savoie, second place, male; Renee Tibbs, second place, female; Javon Anderson, third place, male; and Tricia Dugas, third place, female. Event chairperson Diane Freeman thanked all of the runners, walkers and sponsors for their participation and support.