On Thursday evening, August 6th, a Toast & Roast Banquet will be held at the Larose Civic Center to honor one of this community’s outstanding citizens. For more than 60 years, Sidney Triche has been an active and vital part of the civic, cultural and business success of the south Lafourche area.
“Sidney’s commitment to church, community, and family is worthy of recognition,” said Brent Duet, a member of a committee made up of community leaders who wanted to bring attention to this man’s life long contribution to our area.
The committee decided to pay tribute to Sidney by having a fun Roast & Toast dinner at the Larose Civic Center to recognize all he has done and to raise some funds for a few of his favorite charities. Monies raised at this event will go to the Bayou Civic Club, Inc., Holy Rosary Catholic School, and Fish the Bayou, (Dusty Richardel Scholarship Fund).
Individual’s tickets are $50 each. Corporate sponsors will pay $1000 for tables of 12 and be invited to a Meet & Greet pre-event. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Larose Civic Center at 985-693-7355. All donations are tax deductible.
Sidney Triche is a life long resident of Larose. He was born in Delta Farms in 1935. His father was an outdoorsman, trapper, and fur buyer who later became a barber. Sidney attributes his love for fishing and hunting to his dad. He also says a hard work ethic and generous spirit came from his father.
His mom was a strong spiritual influence teaching him the importance of God and family. Going to church every day during Lent and serving as an alter boy every Sunday while coming from a strong family must have paid off. Sidney has served as a Lector at Holy Rosary Church for 33 years and has been married to Annette Guidry Triche for 58 years.
In high school, Sidney participated in FFA and 4-H Club activities such as chorus, the debate team and public speaking where he won state recognition. That ability would follow him favorably throughout his life.
He also played six-man football at LCO and won the state championship in 1952. He attended SLI a couple of years but returned to Larose to get married, become a barber, and work alongside his dad for 9 years.
Sid married Annette in 1957 and they had four daughters, Cyd, Michelle, Lillie and Carmen.
Living in a two-bedroom house and working as a barber, he knew he had to find a better job. That opportunity came when he met a New York Life Insurance agent who encouraged him to sell life insurance. It didn’t take Sidney long to rise to become one of the top NYL agents in the United States. This year Sid celebrates 50 years with New York Life.
Another long-term commitment Sidney has made is as a member of the Lafourche Parish Water District. He has served on the board for 44 years, and president for the past 21 years.
Sidney’s community involvement has probably touched every family in the south Lafourche area and beyond.
Here are a few of his activities:
- First president of the South Lafourche High School Booster Club
- Selected Small Businessman of the Year by the South Lafourche Chamber of Commerce
- President and General Chairman of the Golden Meadow Tarpon Rodeo
- President of the Nicholls Colonel Club with Vernon Galliano
- Represented New York Life Ins. on the National Political Action Committee in D.C.
- Elected to the Lafourche Parish School Board from 1962 to 1968
- One of the originators of the Krewe of Versailles – serving as King in 1988.
- Volunteered as an auctioneer for community organizations since 1960
Sidney Triche is being honored for his years of service to the community he lives in. Besides his personal involvement in family, church, and a successful career, he is most valued as an auctioneer for just about every local festival, fair and civic club from Lockport to Grand Isle.
He has helped to raise millions of dollars locally for charities, churches and good causes.
A later article will focus on the organizations he has helped and more about his very active participation in this community.
Please make plans now to help us honor Sidney Triche.
Posted on Thu, July 9, 2015
by by Larry Weidel