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Carencro event honors service members

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 20:51:01-04

A local organization honored and helped out Acadiana service members with an event on Saturday.

Spring Service Saturday was held at the Walmart in Carencro, located on the NW Evangeline Thruway.

Hosted by Once Was, Service Saturdays are held throughout the year and each aim to help out past and present service members in the Acadiana area in a different way. Last year, the organization distributed turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving and gifts to children of service members before Christmas. The mission of Once Was is to assist veterans and active duty members and their families transition from serving to civilian life.

During Saturday's event, specifically called Spring Service Saturday, Hams for Heroes handed out hams to service members and their families.

"We try and do something the Saturday before each holiday. We don't usually do one for Easter, but recently we got a call from a former veteran that needed help, so we answered the call this weekend," explained Markeil Edmond, Once Was event coordinator.

Easter treats were given to the children of service members during the event from 10 am to 3 pm.


For more information on Once Was, visit or email

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