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Jul 14, 2014 6:45 PM by Dave Fields

Gueydan Grandmas: Making Jewelry for a Cause

Grandmas in Gueydan are making it their own mission to support St. Peter School in Gueydan by creating beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry made with semi-precious stones, hosting an open-house event, and even promoting their cause on a website.

A local drugstore, Health Mart, as well as Reneé Hair Salon have agreed to display SPS Grandmas Club jewelry. The Grandma's Open House event on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the home of Cindy Benoit at 201 Daspit in Gueydan.

The website displaying the Grandmas extensive line of jewelry can be viewed by clicking here.

The St. Peter School Grandmas Club is the brainchild of Cindy Benoit and Dolores Saal, who founded the club in 2010 as a means to thwart the potential closure of their beloved school. With the encouragement of Father Jason Vidrine, then pastor of the school as a supplement to the efforts of parents of SPS students, who faced a possible shut-down of the school because of low enrollment and tuition changes.

New grandmas joined the club and the organizaion is beginning to have a real impact. Contributing grandmas include: Reneé Hebert, Leona Hebert, Betty Roy, Mary Simon, Bonnie Sarver, Anna Lea Saltzman, Lisa Guidry, Jean Istre, Bernice Suire and Cindy Johnson.




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