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Evangeline Today

Address: P.O. Drawer 220 145 Court Street Ville Platte, LA 70586 United States
Phone: (337) 363-3939
Email: publisher.vp@centurytel.net
Web: http://www.villeplattetoday.com/


The Ville Platte Gazette covers all of Evangeline Parish, which consists of Ville Platte, Mamou, Pine Prairie, Turkey Creek, Chataignier, Lone Pine, St. Landry, Bayou Chicot, Belaire Cove and Basile. Evangeline Parish was officially established in January 1911, after a 21-year fight, beginning in 1890, to separate this parish from St. Landry Parish. Evangeline Parish and its communities are the home of many well-known festivals and events, including The Cotton Feestival, Smoked Meat Festival (Festival De La Viande Boucanee), Cajun Music Festival, Courir De Mardi Gras, Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, the Swine Festival, Louisiana Tounoi and the Boggy Bayou Festival. Ville Platte is also the Swamp Pop Capital of the World.