The Natchitoches Court #1372 Regina Pacis of the Catholic Daughters of America celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its founding on Oct. 20 at its CDA Hall on Trudeau Street.
Regent Kathy Bundrick received guests following the 9 a.m. Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. Luke LaFleur, Associate Pastor, opened the reception with a blessing. Pastor Blake Deshautelle Chaplain for the Court, and Deacon John Whitehead greeted guests. Kathy Bundrick read the Proclamation from Mayor Lee Posey, City of Natchitoches, declaring the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the local court in 1944.
The Louisiana State Regent, Dawn Fortenberry, brought congratulations from the State, along with Sheila Moore, the State Treasurer of the Louisiana State Catholic Daughters of America. Many visitors from Alexandria, including Bishop Desmond Court #1459 and Notre Dame Court #1452 also brought greetings and gifts from their Courts. Scrapbooks from the Natchitoches Court were on display for guests to enjoy.
Officers of the local court are: Regent Kathy Bundrick, Vice Regent Marie Soileau, Secretary Carolyn Benefield, Treasurer, Mary White, and Financial Secretary, Gayle Howell.
Members in attendance for the celebration were: Beatrice Owsley, Melba Ackel, Nita Maggio, Susan Chesal, Adele Scott, Brenda Powell, Pat Melder, Gwen Ponthieaux, Karen Scott, Kathy Bostick, Paula Hall, Dottie Mims, Elaine Bacon, Linda Vienne, Sandy Sharplin, Sue Keller, Rita Fontenot, Jean Gill, Kathleen Hicks, Laura Solomon and Diane Vienne. End Article