State Sen. Bret Allain sponsored the St. Mary AARP July meeting and meal. From left are his legislative assistant Laura Meadows, AARP President Faye Smith, Allain and his wife Kim Allain.
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St. Mary AARP Line Dancers performed a patriotic dance during the St. Mary AARP July meeting. From left are Lou Campos, Margaret Merrill, Lela Rulf, Sam Lanclos, Anna Hebert, Lillian Rebardie, Cindy Dugas, Sabrina Merida and Fran Rachal.

Birthday and anniversary celebrants for July were recognized at the July 1 St. Mary AARP meeting.

St. Mary AARP holds meeting July 1 in MC

St. Mary Parish AARP Chapter 4435 held its monthly meeting and meal on July 1 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP, in Morgan City. Prior to the meeting, members and guests were entertained with dance music from 4-5:30 p.m. followed by bingo until 6:15 p.m.
The meeting and meal sponsor for July was state Sen. Bret Allain. Attendees were served a meal of red beans, rice, sausage and salad. The meal was prepared by the cooking team of Pat Fryer and Mary Lee Gaudet.
Following the meal, Lou Campos and her St. Mary AARP Line Dancers performed a patriotic dance to the George M. Cohan song “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
Allain spoke to the membership about recent activities and developments in the state legislature, including the approval of budgeting for a permanent flood control structure at Bayou Chene, which will help alleviate flooding in the area. He also introduced his wife, Kim, and his legislative assistant Laura Meadows.
Birthday and anniversary celebrants for July were recognized at the meeting. The birthday cake was donated by M C Bank.
The next St. Mary AARP monthly meeting and meal will be held on Aug. 5.

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