Lunel: the City honours three Lunellois invested and devoted to their city

Lunel: the City honours three Lunellois invested and devoted to their city
Lunel: the City honours three Lunellois invested and devoted to their city

Mayor Pierre Soujol, deputies and elected officials rewarded Sylvette Farneti, Jean-François Menteyne and Camille Soriano for their actions.

Tears almost flowed on Tuesday evening, July 2, on the forecourt of the Médard Museum.

The emotion was in any case more than palpable when Sylvette Farneti, Jean-François Menteyne and Camille Soriano were decorated with the City medal for the first two and the honorary citizen diploma for the third (he had already received the circular distinction from the hands of Mayor Claude Barral in the 80s).

“Iconic personalities”

Pierre Soujol began the ceremony with a speech of circumstance for “these three emblematic personalities who have contributed to keeping our traditions alive”.

The first magistrate gave the floor to his deputies Stéphane Dalle, Stéphane Alibert and Laurent Grasset who retraced the lives, commitments, investments – even devotion – of these Pescalunes who have worked so hard and continue to work for the town of Lunel, its territory, its memory.

Passion, actions and love for their city

Sylvette Farneti, president of the La Cocarde bullfighting club and the Pescalune Trophy, co-president of the ATP but also a woman involved in many behind-the-scenes actions, was the first to receive the City medal before giving up her place to Jean-François Menteyne.

The Lunel lover, passionate about old postcards and photos to the point of publishing two books, also a former manager of the Gallia football club and member of the committee for the reconstruction of the Statue of Liberty, in turn left the stage to Camille Soriano.

A former municipal sports official in the 1970s, he was behind, among other things, the modernization of sports equipment and the creation of the municipal sports school, the Les Petits Pins fitness trail… and even the Lunel tambourine club.

The three winners were thus honored by the municipality as well as their families and friends who came to applaud them for this well-deserved honorary distinction.

An aperitif offered by the municipality put a friendly and gourmet end to this moving moment.

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