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The Eunice News from Eunice, Louisiana · 11

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Sunday, September 7, 2003
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The Eunice News Sunday, September 7, 2003 Page HA The Year of the Jubilee, not just a tea party At least once a year many ladies have been given an opportunity to enjoy the fine art of feminine etiquette at the Berzas home. Much preparation and thought goes into the afternoon tea party. Each attendant has to give thought to the perfect dress, hat, gloves, flower and jewelry. The purpose of this occasions is meant to help remind ladies of a time when this art was practiced by ladies and taught to the future generation of ladies. Sitting in the parlor, filled with the afternoon sun the young ladies sat politely sipping their tea, clinking their cups and enjoying delicate finger foods. What a treasure to be in the parlor and seeing these young ladies using their finest etiquette and enjoying the special occasion. Regina Martel Berzas, hostess; chose an appropi-ate poem, "Here's to good Women. May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them." Many guests attended. Those were: Mrs. Regina Martel Berzas, Mrs. Sunshine Ortego, baby Jocelyn Soiled Ortego, Mrs. Tina Martel, daughters Mary Elizabeth, Victoria, and Milaca Katharine Martel, Mrs. Delilah Berley, daughter-in-law Mrs. Melissa and baby Isabel Barley, Mrs. Deloris Berzas, Mrs. Pam Berzas and daughter, Miss Kathleen Camilla Berzas, Mrs. Summer Berzas, Mrs. Polly Berzas, daughters Abby and Amy Grace Berzas, Mrs. Tanya Berzas and daughter Zoe Amelia Berzas, Mrs. Wildia Lynn Deville, Miss Elizabeth Soileau, Miss Candice Fredrick, Ms. Michelle Gradney, Ms. Sandra Thibodeaux, and daughter Miss Ashley Gail LaFleur, Mrs. Charchello Armato, daughters Mattie Margaret and Emma Evelyn Armato, Mrs. Jeanne Dischler and Miss Becky Dischler, Mrs. Rachel Fruge', daughters Jennia, Macey, Ellisa and Victoria Fruge, Ms. Kristy Thibodaux, Mrs. Heldia Stoke, Mrs. Rita Fontenot, Mrs. Jeanette Miller and daughter Miss Jennifer Miller, Mrs. Julie Wedlock, daughter Miss Brittany Wedlock, and Miss Sadie Heinen. Special guests Included Mrs. Nancy Simon and Julie Simon. The violinist and pianist provided entertainment for the special occasion. "There Is nothing like the laughter of little girls playing, all dressed up in their ribbons and bows," Berzas said. Family is important to Berzas. "It is not about the food, decorations or how expensive the teacup is worth, but about the true art of living and enjoying what you have to share with others," Berzas claimed. "I always say you can tell how good the party was by how sticky the floor is and it is always successful and sticky," Berzas said. People would always ask Berzas why she was doing this. She says to make fond memories of childhood and that she knows how much the ladies and children love these special occasions. It wasn't easy for Berzas to keep the tea party tradition alive each year. In 1998 she was very ill. She had cancer and it was invasive in her lymphatic system and PARTY FAVORS - Right, Hostess, Regina Martel Berzas, presents a party gift or favor to Charchelle B. Armato, left, and Mary Elizabeth Martel. Each party guest received a bar of chocolate wrapped and tied with a ribbon. (Submitted) E. Players y Theatre "The Queen of Bingo" scheduled Eunice Players' is pleased to The Theatre announce that tickets for the 2nd show of the 34th season, "The Queen of Bingo," are being sold to the public at KBON in Eunice. This two act comedy is scheduled to open Sunday, September 21st with a 2 p.m. Matinee. The regular shows will be Monday, Sept. 22nd, Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th, with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. Dinner theatre willbe held on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, with a Steak Dinner being catered by Nick's on Second Street. The dinner is held at 6:30 p.m. and dessert and coffee will be served at intermis sion. For more information about tickets for the public or the Dinner Theatre, please call KBON at 546-0007. All season ticket holders are encouraged to make their reservations for this entertaining comedy by calling 942-7585. ! 1A EXPERIENCED DEDICATED AVAILABLE 62 IRKIKLHY State Representative I Will Support education by working with school boards, teachers organizations, mm support workers ana Lbu-tunicei Work with local officials and organizations to bring economic development and jobs to District 41! Support health care for our senior citizens and disabled citizens! Support law enforcement and fire fighters to assure safe communities! Will be available to serve you in a courteous and professional manner! Vote for me, I nU rrork for you! she had many sleepless nights. She had an overwhelming desire to make found memories for her family and friends despite her illness. Needless to say, she did very much praying, and after recovering she prayed a special prayer to not take life for granted. "We all have to live today for today in the fullest," she said. This year's party, The Year of the Jubilee, took place on June 7, 2003. The day proved to be a lovely day for all party guests. Many of Berzas' nieces arrived early to help set the tables and prepare for the party. Berzas, said, "This helps them learn to prepare for the future. Family always works together. In preparing for the day mothers and daughters bond together. Shopping for the right outfit brings them closer." Berzas adds, "I am always amazed how the littlest girls mimic their moth ers or the older girls are so lady like. It is so Important to be good examples to them. They will always know they are loved." Berzas' past tea parties were: Forming Little Girls (1998) ; Old Fashion Picnic? (1999) ; Butteifly Garden': (2000) ; Cream a la Glace' Fete (ice cream party (2001) ; European TeaI (2002) ; and Jubilee (2003). K ( CkEQiapJIYfHJQ f REPAREf QR QUR LARGEST SAL EVERj Pcrctess Any (Induaes Lnp Wck. 0i 1014 . ol) Receive a Thank You Bottle of Oil (16 90 U II 1 I 'l'jS I FREE! A k laHwSft II " C I r DOOKblSim-lyHmmtHahin, t i li -jr --J I Coca (ok lltamei-SIM 1 1 Homecoming 2003 TRES CHIC II()iiu'coniim 2003 1 1 auntie Hi-maud T-rnr; ,; V4 (,"P i 1 "iWUlff" ""rtniiirT lti iimjim "V -iit n-itu iimn SBnHoua,l ' J Hale) 1 JFTT W . 1 knnm. fcM 1 1 ''i ' '" n fcaAafeJl, ushhkmiAMJMmmmmimmM Largest In Stock Selection In South Louisiana! Sizes 2-24 6-month lay-a-way plan In House Seamstress Call for after hour shopping Open Mon. - Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 441 N. Main St. Jennings (337) 824-5636 OBSTETRICSGYNECOLOCY NG THROUGH MEN0PRU5E. KNOWING W 5THY HEHLTHY. Dr. Barnes knows a lot about the medical needs of women. 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