by KAREN LAGRANGE COX
Photos by Larry Cox
Officials with the City of Youngsville took their Oaths of Office this morning during an outside ceremony at the new Youngsville Municipal Complex at 201 Iberia Street. After the ceremony was a ribbon cutting for the new complex that took place at the steps of the complex. An open house of the complex followed the ribbon cutting.
The Oaths of Office were given by Perry and by Louis Perret, Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court.
Master of Ceremonies was The Honorable Judge Jonathon “JP” Perry, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. The Invocation and blessing of the building was performed by Father Michael Russo of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
The Broussard-Larriviere-Trahan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9210 made the Presentation of Colors. Sam Theriot of Southside High School sang the National Anthem.
Mayor Ken Ritter of the City of Youngsville made the Inaugural Address.
Marc Berard with Entourage Design and Development, architects, and Stuart Billeaud with J.B. Mouton, builders, were on-hand for the ribbon cutting.
Guests included Louisiana State Treasurer John Shroder, Lafayette Mayor President Josh Guillory, Lafayette Parish District Attorney Don Landry, former Youngsville Police Chief Earl Menard, City of Broussard Council Member Jesse Regan and Duson’s Police Chief Kip Judice.
Various businesses sponsored the event.