Sept. 4, 2014


For Immediate Release

CÚline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Shadows-on-the-Teche to host "Sip & Snack" Volunteer Open House
Shadows on the teche volunteers at work

WHO: Shadows-on-the-Teche

WHAT: Shadows Sip and Snack for volunteers and potential volunteers

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 3 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Shadows Visitor Center 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, La.

DETAILS: On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Shadows volunteers will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Shadows Visitor Center for anyone interested in learning more about volunteering at the Shadows. 

"What I like most about volunteering at Shadows is the flexibility which allows me to participate at my convenience while also being fun and challenging," said Carolyn Bienvenu, a retired teacher who is involved in numerous community activities.

Volunteer tour guides are always in high demand at the Shadows. However, volunteers can select one or several types of volunteer activities. Tour guides are always needed, but retired secretary Phyllis Murphey said, "I don't present fact, no talking to groups, but I will walk." 

In Phyllis' case, walking has taken several forms. She leads students from one activity to another in the Shadows gardens, but she also drives to a variety of schools to disseminate information to teachers and students. She distributes Arts & Crafts Fair flyers to various community locations. At events, she will greet guests and accept admission fees. 

With only three full-time staff members, the Shadows requires numerous volunteers to accomplish all of the events and programs on its yearly calendar. If someone has one hour or one hundred to contribute to the historic site, a task awaits. Plan to attend the Shadows Sip and Snack Session where current volunteers will be available to talk about the variety of tasks which need to be accomplished. It's also fun to talk to each other!

CONTACT: Catherine Schramm, (337) 369-6446,,
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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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