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The Giant Omelette: An Abbeville Celebration (2023)

La Veillée



Genre: French

Place Covered: Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-16

Duration: 00:13:00

Subjects: French language | FESTIVALS | Food


  • LeBlanc, Drake Host
  • McGrew, Will Reporter
  • Orgeron, Caitlin Reporter
  • Dailey, Will Interviewee
  • McLeod, Patricia Interviewee
  • Hebert, Richard Interviewee
  • Schexnaider, Elray Interviewee
  • Trahan, Ray Interviewee


This episode of the series “La Veillee” from November 16, 2023, features Drake LeBlanc, Will McGrew, and Caitlin Orgeron of Tele-Louisiane reporting on the annual Giant Omelette Festival in Abbeville. They interview: Will Daley, attendee; Patricia McLeod, resident; and Richard Hebert, resident. McGrew then interviews Elray Schnexnaider, fire master, and Ray Trahan, past president of the festival. They discuss the importance of preserving Abbeville’s French heritage and culture through the festival and the other Giant Omelette Festivals around the Francophone world.