- Samantha Leger
The Vermilion Boys & Girls Club is Making Spirits Bright this Christmas!
Abbeville, LA – There will be a new Christmas tradition this year in Abbeville, the Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Trail, benefiting The Vermilion Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana! AA Comeaux Park will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland on December 11th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Families are invited to a drive through and experience the lights in their vehicles and come together with the community to celebrate and have Christmas fun.
Following the City of Abbeville’s Annual Christmas parade, the public is invited to the park to view Christmas displays and lights provided by local businesses. Tickets are just $10 per vehicle and are available at www.bgcacadiana.com/events. Alternatively, families may purchase tickets to ride the trolley from Magdalen Square through the Holiday light trail, once the parade concludes: $5 for adults, $2 for children, 2 and under are free. Additionally, Christmas Cheer Boxes filled with Christmas treats and crafts will be available for purchase, with all proceeds for the event benefiting the Vermilion Boys & Girls Club.
The Holiday Light Trail is taking the place of the annual Vermilion Boys & Girls Club event Celebrity Waiter. Considering Covid-19, Boys & Girls Club was looking for a new way to bring their community and organization together while social distancing safely. Brian Ford, Club Director of Vermilion Club, was determined to provide an engaging and merry way for the Club to celebrate the holiday season. “The Vermilion Boys & Girls Club has always been about serving the community. We are excited about the opportunity to bring this event to Vermilion Parish and watch families pass through Comeaux Park enjoying the beautiful Christmas lights and displays.”
Mike Hardy, Sales Consultant of Presenting Sponsor Ray Chevrolet and a member of Vermilion Club’s Making Spirits Bright committee is excited to see the event unfold and reflects upon his time working with the Club. “Ray Chevrolet has been a long-time supporter of the Vermilion Boys & Girls Club and we believe it is important to invest in our youth as they are our future. We really enjoy helping out.” Mike and Brian met with KLFY's Caroline Marcello in All for the Kids to direct more information for Vermilion Club's first annual Christmas event.
This year marks the 51st anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana operates under a mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Serving 1,0006 children in six different locations, Boys & Girls Clubs provide opportunities through school programs and summer camps with activities focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Habits, and Good Character & Leadership. A seventh location in Natchitoches, Louisiana will open in January 2022.
If interested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcacadiana.com/donate or call 337-268-9555.