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  Aug. 12, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Madame Katie Savoie baking sweet treats at A Cake to Remember in New Iberia. The cakery will host a Sugar Exhibit as part of the LA Sugar Cane Festival next month. The shop will also relocate to 108 Main St. in a few months.
Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Thank you Monsieur Jerry Frugé for bringing us the new Loreauville Tailgating Cook-off brochure. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. Come pick up your copy at our welcome center! Connect with the event planners on their Facebook.
  • Gracias Seniora Jane Braud for sending the flyer announcing the unveiling ceremony of the Spanish festival's poster on Aug. 22.


  • Merci Madame Nelwyn Hebert for the information on the New Acadia Project. Look for the press release tomorrow in your mailbox.
Industry News
  • Read our press release announcing Jungle Gardens' new cell phone and mobile web tours.


  • Félicitations Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Board members Darnelle Delcambre and Francine Garzotto for placing in the Cajun Sugar Co-op/The Daily Iberian Cajun-Creole Cookoff on July 30. Madame Darnelle won 2nd place for her "Roasted Potato and Chicken Salad" and "Eggplant Surprise." Madame Francine's "Cheesy Spinach Salad" and "Eggplant Parmesan" placed 3rd. Now we're hungry!


  • Delcambre Direct Seafood's Vermilion Bay Sweet Shrimp was a part of the winning menu at the Great American Seafood Cookoff (student division). Competing with teams from across the country in New Orleans, Vermilion Parish 4H team, Austin Gaspard, Paige Patout & Katherine Trahan brought home the honors.


  • We are promoting Iberia Parish on the FoodNetwork's website:



  • Vote for our towns and help put them on the map at For the third year in the row, Rand McNally is searching for the best small towns in America. You can vote for your town every day. Get the program's details here. Encourage our visitors to vote for us and please share on Facebook. Deadline: Sept. 3, 2013.



  • Iberia Cultural Resources Association will introduces its new book at its Aug. 14 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sliman Theater in New Iberia. The event is free and open to the public. New Iberia-What Can't Be Lost features more than 100 stories, which describe growing up in Iberia Parish. These stories, set in New Iberia, Coteau, Delcambre, Jeanerette, Loreauville, Avery Island and Weeks Island, provide humorous, interesting, and informative recollections of life in Iberia. The book will be published in October. For more information, contact 337-364-1603 or 337-298-7964.



  • El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia painting unveiling will be held Aug. 22, 2013, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Clementine's in New Iberia.


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookWanna know more about social media? This month, is offering free weekly webinars. We registered for the Aug. 15 presentation, "The Next Big Thing in Online Tourism Marketing: Social Scoring." Details here.
  • You may be eligible for an Economic Opportunity Fund from the LA Cultural Economy Foundation. The goal of the EOF grant program is to provide small seed grants (max of $2,500) to small cultural nonprofits, cultural businesses and individual cultural workers to create a new stream of income that will be self- sustaining over the long term. Deadline: August 30. Learn more here.


Iberia in the Media
  • Legnon's Boucherie was voted best place for meat and specialty meats, and best pizza place in the Daily Iberian's Best of the Teche readers' survey. Congratulations!


  • Pick up your copy of Acadiana Lifestyle's August issue at our welcome center. It features articles on Delcambre's Seafood Champion Thomas Hymel (p. 5), James Lee Burke's new book (p. 36), the LA Sugar Cane Festival (p. 54), the Lydia Cajun Food Fest (p. 57) and photos of Stars of Style (p. 60-61).


  • The Louisiana Firemen's Association's Convention held on Aug. 1-3 in New Iberia made it in The Daily Iberian on Thursday, Aug. 1.


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On the Web
  • R & M's Boiling Point posted a preview of their new restaurant on their Facebook.
  • Missed a newsletter? No problem. Log on to our Iberian Ambassadors page and consult our archive. Password: IberianAmbassador1.


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Around Louisiana
  •  An editorial on the state parks' situation.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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