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Mar 9, 2011 6:10 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Town of Basile to celebrate 100th birthday

BASILE, La. (AP) - The town of Basile will celebrate 100 years on Sunday.
The celebration's organizer and editor of The Basile Weekly, Darrel LeJeune, says there will be jambalaya and other food, activities for the kids, a parade down historic Main Street and lots of music to recognize the town's founding.
LeJeune says musician and singer Christine Balfa, whose father Dewey Balfa, helped revive interest in Cajun music in the 1960s, will be among those sharing their talents.
Sunday also will mark the grand opening of the Nathan Abshire Museum, inside the musician's former home, where from some of the town's older residents to house in the town library.
All of the activities, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open
to the public.

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