|"Mama" Redell Miller with her son, Tommy Miller.|
SCOTT, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to welcome Acadiana Bayous and Byways to its family of tourism partners. "Mama" Redell Miller and her children, Tommy and Tammy, offer tour coordinating and step-on guide services, as well as cultural/educational entertainment, workshops and shows.
Based in Scott, "Mama" Redell and her family offer their services to all areas within 100 miles with the mission to keep visitors longer in our state.
"My goal is to create more attractions in our area and help the local folks in our area to create the ultimate educational entertaining experience for our New Year of 2013," "Mama" Redell states on her website.
"Mama" Redell has worked in tourism for more than 15 years. She and her children have more than 30 years combined experience with hotels, restaurants, charter buses, technology, step-on tour guiding, catering, entertainment, history, heritage, coordinating, music and dance, among others.
Acadiana Bayous and Byways holds interactive programs in restaurants and hotels, including Cajun and Creole music, dance and cooking workshops/shows. During the "Musique de Maison" workshop, "Mama" Redell tells stories and invites local Cajun musicians to play for her audience, which is then invited to jam with them.
A rural Mardi Gras presentation brings revelers in full costumes after the public hears "Courir de Mardi Gras" narratives and watches the "Dance for a Chicken" documentary. Tommy, a dance instructor and step-on guide, leads the dance lessons, while his sister Tammy handles the company's bookkeeping and website.
"Mama" Redell is also a Cajun chef and partners with restaurants for cooking demonstrations. She shows participants how to cook jambalaya, gumbo and corn maque choux, while the restaurant serves appetizers or salads. After tasting the delicious dishes, attendees end their meal with bread pudding.
"It's an educational, entertaining experience," "Mama" Redell says. "People want an interactive experience. Watching something is nice, but participating is a lot more fun."
To learn more, visit Acadiana Bayous and Byways' website and facebook, or call 337-258-5303.
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