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Newly appointed president of the Evangeline Parish Police Jury Ryan “Leday” Williams is pictured here in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse on the afternoon after being selected. He made history Monday night as he became the first African-American president of the police jury. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

A new “day” for Evangeline

As the gavel was passed from the outgoing president to the new, history was made as the Evangeline Parish Police Jury named its first African-American president.

Susan Fontenot, owner of Mikey’s Donuts in Ville Platte, is pictured here with a freshly made King Cake on the Thursday before the Feast of the Epiphany. The King Cake is decorated with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold and with a strand of beads. Inserted into the cake is a plastic baby representing the Christ child. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

An epiphany of dough

Twelve nights after Christmas is the Feast of the Epiphany which begins the Mardi Gras season.

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