May 26, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Crossing at Mervine Kahn
113 East Louisiana Avenue , Rayne, LA United States

Additional Information

Former employees of the Mervine Kahn Company, Inc. department store in Rayne, LA are invited to a reunion on Sunday, May 26, 2013 which will take place at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn, 113 East Louisiana Avenue in Rayne, LA. Lunch will be served at 12 noon, and all former employees and family members are invited to attend.

Mervine Kahn Former Employee Reunion tickets are available for $20, and can be purchased in person from Sadie’s Flower Shop, Rayne Bank of Commerce, by calling the Rayne Historical District Association – Martha Royer at (337) 334‐3489, or by emailing A chicken breast etouffee reunion meal will be served. Coffee and dessert will follow. The reunion concludes with the premier of a 30‐minute documentary entitled “Mervine Kahn Legacy,” which debuts in “The Bank” next to the Crossing at Mervine Kahn reception area at 2:00pm. An additional $10 donation benefitting the Rayne Historical District Association, a non‐profit organization, will continue to fund this amazing documentary series. The general public is invited to the documentary debut.

Kathy Lanthier, chairman of the Mervine Kahn Company Employee Reunion says, “We have been excited about a reunion for the former employees of Mervine Kahn for quite some time. Now that the building has been restored and a documentary about Mervine Kahn Company and the Town of Rayne have been prepared, it will be a great opportunity for fellowship, reminiscing, and making memories of a lifetime.”

Mervine Kahn of Rayne, Louisiana was son of a French‐Jewish immigrant. The Mervine Kahn general department store opened in 1884 and remained in business until 1989. Four generations of Kahns managed the store through 106 years.

Special thanks to students of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who researched and helped make this premier possible.

Members of the Mervine Kahn family will also be in attendance.