The Guédry and Hébert families are having a joint reunion in Rayne as part of the Grand Réveil Acadien celebrations happening all across south Louisiana. This event is free and open to all Guidry cousins, Hebert cousins, and anyone who likes the Guidry and Hebert families!
9:00am – Opening Prayer, Acadian National Anthem, and Comments
9:30am – Cajun Music with David Guidry, Jimmy Breaux, Jamie Beard, and Brandon Degeyter
10:30am – Break (mingling, displays, sales, book signing, etc)
11:00am – Presentation by Art Guidry of New York, NY – Seeking My Roots: A Louisiana Creole Genealogical Study from St. Landry Parish
12:00pm – Lunch (prepared by Chef Barry Guidry – Jambalaya with fixings, dessert, drink)
1:30pm – Presentation by Greg Wood of Olney, MD on his new book Becoming the Frenchified State of Maryland (a 2-volume, 1550-page work) This and Greg’s earlier book A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland are the cornerstone references on Maryland Acadians. Approximately 25% of the Acadians coming to Louisiana between 1766-1769 came through Maryland.
2:30pm – Break (mingling, displays, book signing, etc)
3:00pm – Awards to distinguished family members
4:00pm – Closing & Mingling with soft drinks and treat