The St. Jacques Parish St.
Jean de Baptiste Annual Picnic was an excellent opportunity for the Giroux
family to get in some good, quality time together. In the photo, Marie-Marthe
Giroux, in the middle, is showing her daughters, Janelle on the left and
Amelie on the right how to make sure those hamburgers and hot dogs are
done to perfection. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed “one dollar” hot dogs
and burgers in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the
In the photo below, J.P.
Belanger, President of the Parish Council on the left, and Georges
Boudreau, President of the Centennial Committee, take time to reflect upon
the success of the annual picnic.
“It’s more about
community-building than it is about fund-raising,” stated Belanger when
discussing the picnic. “We will make a bit of money during the weekend,
and that money will be put to good use for the parish, but this gives us a
good opportunity to bring the parishioners together and extend an
invitation to the rest of the community to join with us in celebration. We
are 100 years old this year, and we have a lot of history to celebrate.”