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Abbeville celebrates 33rd Giant Omelette Celebration

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Abbeville is one of seven cities worldwide and the only one in the U.S. that hosts an annual Giant Omelette Celebration.

With more than 5,000 eggs each year, the sight is one unlike anything else. This year's omelette was made with 5,033 eggs. Each year, one more egg is added to the mix with 2017 being the 33rd year of the celebration.

"It has really grown into something that Abbeville can be proud of," said Betty Broussard Drovandi, who has cooked at 31 of the Giant Omelette celebrations in Abbeville. She said the chefs have to be "knighted," and they are carefully selected. It is an honor passed down through generations.

"As you can see, all the children are here. Our children become members of the Conferie as well and continue the tradition," said Drovandi.

"It's good to have everybody come together and share an omelette, and eat and be with friends and family, and it looks good! It smells good, too," said Kelsey Vital. 2017 was Vital's fifth year dancing with her team as one of the "Tabasco Kids" at the celebration.

Veterans at the celebration said they hope this small town continues to cook up big omelettes for years to come.

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