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Sponsoring the Nov. 4 St. Mary AARP meeting and meal was Hargrave Funeral Home. From left are Joann Daigle, Hargrave general associate; Reed Gros, funeral director; Faye Smith, St. Mary AARP president; Joe Clements, Hargrave general associate and Candace Dinger, Hargrave location manager.
—Gordon Smith photos

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St. Mary AARP birthday and anniversary celebrants for November were recognized at the organization’s Nov. 4 meeting. M C Bank donated the cake.

St. Mary AARP holds Veterans Day tribute

A special Veterans Day tribute was held during the St. Mary Parish AARP Chapter 4435 monthly meeting Nov. 4 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 to 5:30 p.m., followed by bingo until 6:15 p.m.
The meeting and meal sponsor for November was Hargrave Funeral Home. Attendees were served a meal of meatloaf, creamed potatoes, gravy, sweet peas and salad. The meal was prepared by Pat Fryer and Mary Lee Gaudet.
St. Mary AARP member Gordon Smith delivered a special Veterans Day tribute to the members of St. Mary AARP who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Beverly Domengeaux, St. Mary Council on Aging executive director, was also a speaker. She provided details about the Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors to be held Nov. 20 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.
The meal will be furnished in coordination with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and Peoples Health.
Domengeaux stated that this event is open to senior citizens in St. Mary and Iberia parishes, and that space for this event is limited. Those interested in attending must make reservations by calling St. Mary Council on Aging at 337-907-6310.
Candace Dinger, Hargrave Funeral Home location manager, spoke about how Hargrave has consistently had a commitment to “putting families first” by providing pre-planning of services, including locking in costs, as well as promising to match prices of other service providers. She also stated that the most important reason that Hargrave sponsors St. Mary AARP is to maintain a meaningful relationship with the community.
Birthday and anniversary celebrants for November 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 Dec. 2.

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