Erath 4th of July Celebration
1980 Grand Marshal J.P. Landry
 

 

      Born July 3, 1913, in Delcambre, Louisiana, died October 30, 1994, age 81.  A 1941 graduate of S.L.I. (now University of Louisiana Lafayette); attained masters degree from LSU in 1951; taught school in Erath from 1941-1976.  He was honored by the Erath community as itís outstanding citizen by declaring January 27, 1972, as J.P. Landry Day.

      He was Grand Knight of Columbus Council No. 3872, a founding member of the Twelve and Go Club of Erath, a member of Les Trvailleuses Club, a member and past president of the Vermilion Parish Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Erath High School Hall of Fame, past Board of Director for the Lafayette Community Concert Association, past president and Grand Marshall for the Erath Fourth of July Association.  He was voted Outstanding Citizen by the Vermilion Parish High School Athletic Association in 1989 and was eucharistic minister for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

     Richard DuBois, Mayor of Erath, proclaimed February 2, 1992, as J. P. Landry Day to honor Mr. Landry for his many years of service to the community of Erath, the many years of excellent social entertainment provided by his leadership, the many athletic banquets that were successfully executed through his leadership, and the many enjoyable annual trips to the Fairgrounds in New Orleans and to the LSU football games in Baton Rouge that he spearheaded.

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