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Donna Touchet
Inducted on March 08, 2014

Donna Touchet Donna Touchet was born on June 7, 1952 to John Harry Broussard and her Jane Broussard. In 1970, Touchet graduated from Maurice High School and began her banking career with American Bank. The bank has since changed ownership twice and is now Whitney Bank. Until her retirement on December 31, 2013, she the branch manager at the Lafayette Oil Center location, In 1986, the Touchets purchased Touchetís Service Station and Bar from Calvinís parents. In 1992, Carroll Langlinais and Garland Thompson had the idea to start a regularly scheduled Cajun French music jam session and the Touchets agreed to host the sessions. At first, they began at 8:00 am and finished at noon. Currently, the popular jam sessions begin at 2:00 pm and lasts until all of the musicians have finished playing. The Touchets have been hosting these jam sessions every other Saturday 22 years.

Many musicians have launched their careers at Touchetís Service Station and Bar, and the venue has been honored by several organizations for its promotion of Cajun culture. In 2008, Touchetís was honored by the Cajun Culture Association for their dedication to preservation of Cajun music and culture. In 2011, it was also honored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) with the Appreciation Award for its promotion of Cajun French music. Touchetís has supported the Cajun Culture Association for many years and has allowed it to hold its meetings and functions in the quaint location. Calvin and Donna have been members of the Cajun Culture Association since its inception, and Calvin is a current board member. The association annually donates funds to students to study the French language.

Calvin and Donna Touchet were married in 1977. They have two sons, Dwayne and Derek Touchet.

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