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Jul
19
Thu
2:00 pm Confetti Park
Confetti Park
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Confetti Park, a New Orleans based children’s media workshop, presents The Little Mouse Santi. Join us for this family-friendly book reading and audience interactive performance with author David Eugene Ray. Class[...]
Jul
20
Fri
3:30 pm Slime Club
Slime Club
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Make a new slime each month using different textures and ingredients! Class Age: 9-12 Class size: 18
3:30 pm Slime Club
Slime Club
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Make a new slime each month using different textures and ingredients! The Slime Club will meet on Saturdays after school starts in August. Class Age: 9-12 Class size: 10 Instructor: Library[...]
Jul
21
Sat
10:00 am ACT Prep
ACT Prep
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am
Founders Hall Meeting Room Take a free ACT practice test to prepare for the big day! Register online at www.Princetonreview.com
1:30 pm Saturday Game Days
Saturday Game Days
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages:  6 & up. Bring a friend or make new friends as you learn how to play fun board games or challenge your friends at the Wii. Free refreshments
Jul
25
Wed
10:15 am Wednesday Story Time
Wednesday Story Time
Jul 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Join us for a story, activity and a snack! Class Size: Open Age: Lap sit to 5 years old welcome!
Jul
27
Fri
1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinee
Friday Movie Matinee
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm
Family-friendly films  (rated G or PG) will be shown in the meeting room on Fridays. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us[...]
Jul
28
Sat
1:00 pm Circle of Friends Book Club
Circle of Friends Book Club
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Age: Adult We will share what we have been reading and choose a book for August. Light refreshments served.
1:30 pm Saturday Game Days
Saturday Game Days
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages:  6 & up. Bring a friend or make new friends as you learn how to play fun board games or challenge your friends at the Wii. Free refreshments
Aug
1
Wed
10:15 am Wednesday Story Time
Wednesday Story Time
Aug 1 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Join us for a story, activity and a snack! Class Size: Open Age: Lap sit to 5 years old welcome!
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Cankton

canktonThe area which is now the Village of Cankton was settled in the mid-1800′s by the Guidry family. It is located in extreme southern portion of St. Landry Parish, 7 miles southwest of Sunset. In the early 1900′s this sparsely settled prairie was known as Coulee Croche. However, upon its incorporation in 1961, the village was named Cankton in honor of its leading citizen, Dr. L. A. “Cank” Guidry. As a youth, Dr. Guidry used a duck call when hunting and upon returning home he would announce his arrival with a duck call (cank, cank, cank) and his mother would say in French “Cank est revenue!” (“Cank is back!”). The nickname stuck and after earning a medical degree from Tulane University he came home to practice. Dr. Cank dispersed counsel as well as medicine and became beloved of everyone. His office, a landmark, is still standing.

Cankton has a population of approximately 350 people. The village centers around St. John Berchman Catholic Church and the Cankton Elementary School. A volunteer fire department which serves the southwest part of St. Landry Parish is located across the Main Street near the Village Hall. The village has recently acquired a branch bank to complement its existing businesses which provide all the necessities for country living. Cankton hosts the Wagon Festival each Spring, bringing its citizens and many visitors together for two days of fun and remembrances of by-gone days.