Festival & Community History . . .
The Gheens Bon Mange' Festival was originally named the " Gheens Day Festival" and began in the early 70's behind St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Gheens. In 1973 it was moved to the Vacherie - Gheens Community Center grounds.
Since so much great food was being served every year, the board of directors decided to change the festivals name. In February of 1980 the VGCC Board change the Festivals name to the " Gheens Bon Mange' Festival" which means good food.
The final payment on the Vacherie - Gheens Community Center was made in September of 1991. A family dance was held in celebration as a way of saying " Thank You " to the community of Gheens for their support.
One of the people credited for getting the Center up and running was Mr. Gary Dominique. Our community park located behind our center is named after him.