April 10, 2014


For Immediate Release

CÚline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Iberia 6th graders to host Joe Daigre Bridge Grand Opening Walk


WHO: Iberia Parish gifted and talented sixth graders  


WHAT:Joe Daigre Bridge Grand Opening Walk 


WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.


WHERE: New Iberia City Hall, 457 E. Main St.


CONTACT: Margaret Simon, teacher of gifted students, Iberia Parish School Board,, 337-380-4507.  



DETAILS: The gifted and talented sixth graders of Iberia Parish will host a commemorative walk celebrating the grand opening of the Joe Daigre Bridge over Bayou Teche at Jefferson/Indest Streets on Saturday, May 10, beginning at City Hall on Main Street at 9 a.m. and proceeding through downtown to the Jefferson Street bridge. 


Upon arrival at the bridge, the sixth graders will lead a ceremony, which will include a flag-raising, a ribbon cutting, and remarks by New Iberia Mayor Hilda Curry. The event is free and open to the public. T-shirts will be sold for $15 with the profits dedicated to the West End Park play ground revitalization project. 




The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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