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Iberia tag 4C 
August 19, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week

Merci Berry Patch Garden Club for beautifying Rynella Park! They are sponsored by the Azalea Garden Club, a member of District III, Deep South, Louisiana Garden Club Federation, and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. 

From left: Mesdemoiselles Ainsley Dore, Lilly Tsitso, Dakotah Prejean, Courtney Thibodeaux and Mallorie Williams.

Meetings and Events
Aug. 8-24
Aug. 25
Deadline to Send October Events to IPCVB
Aug. 26 
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
Craklins at Legnon's Boucherie
  • Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Legnon's and TABASCO® for helping make the TravelMedia Showcase media tour a success.

  • Our following partners for providing prizes for the Lieutenant Governor Tourism Summit's silent auction:
    • Shadows-on-the-Teche
    • KONRIKO® 
    • TABASCO®  

Industry News 
  • Our World Championship Gumbo Cookoff Facebook contest starts next Monday. Sign up and spread the word! 




  • 20 journalists visited our area on Aug. 8 as part of a post-trip FAM tour for Travel Media Showcase held in Lake Charles. They were escorted by Kelly Strenge with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. IPCVB provided lunch.

  • Envision daBerry's urban design proposal to revitalize Bunk Johnson Plaza has advanced as a finalist in the Mojdeh Baratloo Urban Urge Awards with projects from all over the world. Details

  • The Iberia Performing Arts League will hold auditions for its Christmas musical, "A USO Christmas Show," Sunday, Aug. 24 from 3 - 5 p.m. for singers and from 5 - 6p.m. for variety acts. Another audition will be held Monday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St. in New Iberia. Information:, 337-364-6114.


  • Have a laugh for a good cause at the All-Star Cajun Comedy Tour featuring Kent Gonsoulin, Murry Conque, & Jonathan Perry Sept. 6 in New Iberia. 

  • The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff added a youth competition this year. Get the details here. OnTap will also hold its Roux Run 5K Sat. Oct. 11. Register here.

  • Vendors, musicians and sponsors are needed for Jeanerette Live, a new event on Nov. 8 featuring live music, food, shopping and kids activities on Main Street Jeanerette. Apply here

Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA/WEB TIP #39: Become a "local search superhero" with this free webinar on Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. Use coupon code SusanSentMe.

  • Network and learn more about the tourism industry at the Lieutenant Governor Tourism Summit Aug. 26-28, 2014 in Kenner, LA. Register


Iberia in the Media


  • Jungle Gardens and TABASCO® were featured in the summer issue of Southeastern Group Tour Magazine. Read the article here (p. 38). 



On the Web
  • Travel writer Bob Jenkins, who visited us earlier this year, mentioned some of our attractions in this blog post.


  • Go to our twitter feed to check out the feedback and photos of the media professionals who participated in the Travel Media Showcase post press trip in Iberia Parish.
Louisiana and Beyond

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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