Erath 4th of July Celebration

2002 Grand Marshal  Kelly Ruth Broussard

The 2002 Grand Marshall of the Erath Fourth of July parade is Kelly Ruth Menard Broussard. 

Broussard is a member of the Fourth of July Association, the Erath Town and Country Vermilion Association of Family and Community Education (VAFCE) and the Catholic Daughters of America.

She is a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and is the Coordinator of the Eucharistic Minister to the Shut-ins, as well as being involved in the printing and publication of the monthly CDA newsletter, in helping with the French Retreat at the Nursing Home, the annual CDA blood drive and the annual CDA food drive.

Broussard conducts workshops with the Vermilion Extension Homemakers Council, teaching arts and crafts and is the chairperson of the FCE scholarship committee.  Previously Broussard has volunteered with the Erath Youth Baseball Program and has helped with many school and church projects including the religion education program and the church directory and pictorial book in 1998. 

She was a member of the Erath Centennial Committee and was one of the local artists who painted one of the murals. 

The Triad SALT Council for the Sheriff Department  and the Erath museum are just two of the benefactors of her volunteer work.

Broussard has received the Lady Citizen of the Year Award in 1992, the Catholic Daughter of the Year Award in 1994 and the CDA Special Service Award in 2000.    She was also awarded the Service and Leadership award at the 2001 State Convention of the Louisiana Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences.

Broussard is the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Elodias (Neg) Menard and was married to the late Isaac Broussard Jr.   She has three children, Bonnie, Lovelace and Carl (Coco), a daughter-in-law, Joan, and two grandchildren Brooke and Blake Broussard. 

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