The Jambalaya Festival Association held its annual banquet at the Gonzales Civic Center recently with members and friends of the association in attendance.


The Jambalaya Festival Association held its annual banquet at the Gonzales Civic Center recently with members and friends of the association in attendance.


The event featured a seafood buffet and gumbo. Area musician Kenny Cornet entertained the crowd of about 100 people.


A highlight of the event, according to spokesperson Rhett Bourgeois, included the recognition of retiring area political leaders Gonzales Mayor Johnny Berthelot and Gonzales Police Chief Bill Landry, for their support and contributions to the association over the years.

Each received a plaque with a replica cast iron pot on it, and a photo taken during their career.
Berthelot in return presented JFA President Wally Tallion with a key to the City of Gonzales, in recognition of his many contributions to the city while serving as president.

Receiving the Nora Lee Ricca Award were Almond and Rita Bercegeay.