May 222013
 

St. Jean Baptiste Celebration with Josee Vachon

The French Heritage Center will be rolling out the blue and white carpet for their main event, “A St. Jean Baptiste Celebration” featuring well-known Franco-American singer/songwriter Josee Vachon.

The event will be held at Assumption Church hall, (Holy Name Parish) 94 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA on Saturday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Included will be a French themed basket raffle, a Patisserie, (baked goods) with special St. Jean pastries, door prizes and other surprises!

Born in Quebec and raised in Maine, Josee Vachon has been entertaining for over 25 years.

Her French songs are performed with guitar, spoons, clogging, energy and charm. She has recorded 12 solo albums, appeared on Parisian television shows, and hosted “Bonjour!”, a French language cable TV show. Josee was awarded a Top Ten Folk Music CD pick from NPR in 1999.

An entrance fee of $10. will be collected at the door, which opens at 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds will support future programs and the French Heritage Center Building Fund.

The mission of the French Heritage Center is to honor, display, preserve and promote the legacy of Franco-Americans. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the committee or wishing to become an “ami” of the center or a sponsor of this event can contact Marie Proulx Meder at frenchconnection104@gmail.com or call Jeanne Hebert at 413-594-9332.

If you can’t be in Quebec to celebrate St. Jean Baptiste Day, attending this event is the next best thing–feel free to dress in blue and white.

This fête provides the opportunity to keep the rich heritage of our forefathers alive and experience the French “Joie de Vivre” spirit!