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Sept. 11, 2014


For Immediate Release

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Shadows-on-the-Teche to offer Sugar Tour, discounted admission during the La. Sugar Cane Festival
WHO: Shadows-on-the-Teche

WHAT: Shadows Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour

WHEN: Monday through Saturday, Sept. 22 - 27, 2014

WHERE:  Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia


In the nineteenth century, the introduction and development of the local sugar industry provided planters David and Mary Weeks with the opportunity to build their family home in the growing town of New Iberia. Today, the family home is known as Shadows-on-the-Teche.

With the celebration of New Iberia's Sugar Cane Festival, the Shadows will present tours focusing on the yearly cycle of historic sugar planters. These tours will be presented Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 through Friday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

On Saturday Sept. 27, the Shadows will open at noon, following the parade on Main Street, and close at 5 p.m. In recognition of the Sugar Cane Festival and National Smithsonian Museum Day, the Shadows will offer two adult tickets for the price of one that day. Visitors can also print a ticket granting free admission for two people from the Smithsonian's websiteRegular admission rates apply for Sept. 22-26, 2014.

The Shadows will present the Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour to honor its former board chair, Pete deGravelles. Born into a sugar-growing family, deGravelles remained active in the sugar industry throughout career.

CONTACT: Catherine Schramm, 337-369-6446, cschramm@savingplaces.org,  
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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 IberiaTravel.com

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