ARCENEAUX SCHOOL PICNIC
Crowley Signal June 3, 1899
On last Saturday, Miss Nellie Cunningham, teacher of the
Arceneaux School, gave a picnic in the woods near the school. Some two hundred
parents and children spent the day in the woods and had a jolly, good time.
About 10:30 o’clock on a platform that had been erected for that purpose, the
curtain rose on the commencement exercises. The exercises opened by “Dixie,”
sung by the whole class. Then came many recitations by boys and girls. This
was followed by the centennial address by Douglas Siley, of Plaquemine Brulee.
Miss Kate Hunter’s new dialogue, “Playing School,” was the next thing that
caught the audience; this was played by five boys and five girls. The program
closed by singing America. This has been one of the most successful sessions of
this school for many years.
At noon a sumptuous feast was spread for all. The menu was
composed of everything. The most convincing point of evidence was that when the
time came to go home none seemed anxious to do so. The parents were loud in
their praise to Miss Nellie, and expressed a wish that she might be returned
the coming season.