Leroy “Pete” Burney, fourth from left, explains a keepsake designed at Hallmark Cards to mark his retirement. Burney spoke at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting Wednesday. From left, are Shirley Vige, Jerome Fontenot, Jacque Pucheu, Burney, Robert Fontenot, Don Mayeux and Dr. Jason Smith. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Leroy “Pete” Burney left Eunice in 1984 for LSU in Baton Rouge and eventually a career at one of the nation’s most well-known corporations.
“I literally grew up two blocks from here,” Burney said at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard.