Our condolences go out to the family of TECHE Project Member and Active Volunteer, Janet Abshire, who passed away last Saturday. Janet was a native of New Iberia, and although she moved away for many years, she never stopped loving the Bayou that she called home. Janet and her husband Joey became members with the TECHE Project at the beginning while still living in Texas. When Joey retired, they moved back home to ultimately settle on Bayou Teche in Parks. At that point, Janet jumped into TECHE-Project volunteerism with both feet. In the 2 years that she was back home, she served on the planning committee for the Shake Your Trail Feather festival, did bayou clean ups, worked the annual members banquet, manned our outreach table several times, and joined the wood duck mile-marker program.
All of us at the TECHE Project will miss Janet’s “go for it” spirit, and her enthusiasm for the Bayou she grew up near and loved so much.