St. Charles Herald-Guide

Becnel family reunion draws over 200

From staff and wire reports - September 20, 2013

The 26th annual Becnel family reunion weekend was recently held at the Crowne Plaza in Kenner.

More than 200 descendants of Sidney and Malvina Becnel of Destrehan, representing six generations, attended. This year’s activities included family picture boards, children’s crafts and a photo booth, raffle baskets, 50-50 drawing, family Mass, a musical salute to family service members and veterans, dinner and a family variety show.

The reunion was hosted by members of the Louise Becnel Babin family.

Grace Becnel Keller of Destrehan, the oldest living descendant, and Mary Ann Becnel Breaud of Lafayette, the youngest living descendant. Not pictured is their sister, Rita Becnel Weber of Kenner.
Grace Becnel Keller of Destrehan, the oldest living descendant, and Mary Ann Becnel Breaud of Lafayette, the youngest living descendant. Not pictured is their sister, Rita Becnel Weber of Kenner.