News from IPCVB                                                           May 2015


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May 26
Tourist Commission Meeting
June 24
New Iberia Hist. District Commission Meeting
Merci/Thank You
Our Project Front Yard Hwy. 14 getaway cleanup was a success thanks to our following partners:
Azalea Garden Club
Patricia Tenette, Jean Scott, Charlyn Bouton and Millie Comeaux with the Azalea Garden Club. Not pictured are Versa Doré and Claire Harper.

Thebphathay Phetphachanh, Nicole Lopez, Nikki Simmons, Jordan Daigle, Brian Baptiste, Ebonie Alexander and Marcus Raymond with South Louisiana Community College. Not pictured is Chandler LeBoeuf.
Berri Patch Kids Jr. Garden Club and Boy Scouts
The Berri Patch Kids Jr. Garden Club/Girl Scout Troop 186, Boy Scout Troop 133 and Boy Scout Pack 463: (from left front row) Lilly Tsitso, Mallorie Williams, Ainsley Doré, Jett Doré, Mason Williams, (back row) Seth Tsitso, Dakotah Prejean and Javen Tsitso. Not pictured are Kaytlin Arcemont, Crystal and Versa Doré; and Chuck and Hollie Williams.

Mike Tarantino with Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, Sandi Fitch with Ramada, and Fran Thibodeaux with IPCVB.
  KONRIKO wild pecan rice box 
Conrad Rice Mill and TABASCO for donating products for the Texas Monthly Facebook Contest, a Louisiana Culinary Trails Program we are sponsoring.
Grand Reveil Acadien Logo
Bayou Bath Co.,
Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market,
Jeanerette Museum, TABASCO/Jungle Gardens, KONRIKO,
Village of Loreauville,
and New Acadia Project for participating in Grand Réveil Acadien. 

Contact our office to participate!
Apply for the LA Historical Marker Program
Apply for the LA Main St. Grant
FAM Tours
A writer with popular French tour guide Le Petit Futé visited our area on April 24 to update the guide.
German writer Regina Fisher- Cohen visited us in April.
New Acadia Project Researchers
Wonders of Iberia Parish video by Margaret Simon's students.

 Iberian Ambassadors
Phanat Xamamane with Envision da Berry Bunk Johnson mural artist Jennifer Lee Smith
Happy Bunk Fest month! Merci Artist Jennifer Lee Smith and Phanat Xanamane with Envision da Berry for all your hard work to make the Bunk Johnson mural a reality. For more information on Bunk Fest, visit
Jimmy Chauvin and Curtis Hollier Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In
Jimmy Chauvin and Curtis Hollier invite you to Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In this week!
 Industry News 
Winner of Hwy. 14 Gateway Getaway
Congratulations to Seth Tsitso and his family, (back row from left) Hollie Williams, Chuck Williams, (front row) Lilly Tsitso, Mason Williams, Mallorie Williams and Javen Tsitso (not pictured), who won our Project Front Yard Iberia Staycation at the Hwy. 14 Gateway Cleanup! 
Merci Ramada for donating lodging and Iberia attractions for VIP free admission.

Visit our Facebook for more cleanup photos.
National Tourism Week Press Tour 2015
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne stopped at Shadows-on-the-Teche last Monday on his press tour across the state to promote National Travel and Tourism Week. Merci Pat Kahle, Mayor Hilda Curry and Robbie Bourque for helping make the event a success! Merci Conrad Rice Mill for donating a gift basket with KONRIKO and TABASCO products and Shadows for donating their Shadows-on-the-Teche Cookbook.
From left: Brittany Racca (IPCVB Communications Coordinator), Gail Garcia (Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Chair), Billy Nungesser (Former Plaquemines Parish President), Jay Dardenne, Kyle Edmiston (Louisiana Office of Tourism Assistant Secretary), John Young (Jefferson Parish President), Cathy Berry (Office of the Lt. Governor Chief of Staff), Hilda Curry (New Iberia Mayor), Pat Kahle (Shadows-on-the-Teche Director), Fran Thibodeaux (IPCVB Executive Director), Christy Disher (Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site Group Advisor), Céline Alis (IPCVB Assistant Director of Communications) and Robbie Bourque (Iberia Parish Government Human Resource Director). 

Iberia Parish Day Atchafalaya Welcome Center- Brittany Racca, Lauren Holmes, Margaret Melancon
Iberia Parish Day at the Atchafalaya State Welcome Center: Brittany Racca (IPCVB), Lauren Holmes (Center Manager) and Margaret Melancon (Iberia Parish Tourist Commissioner).  Merci Margaret!
Iberia Parish Day Atchafalaya Welcome Center- Rhea Cormier Little River Inn and Brittany Racca.JPG
Rhea Cormier with Little River Inn served treats to tourists at Iberia Parish Day. Merci Rhea and Lori Hurst!
Tourism Day at the Capitol '15 Fran Thibodeaux, Celeste Gomez and Nancy
Fran Thibodeaux attended Tourism Day at the State Capitol with Celeste Gomez (St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission Director) and Nancy Rabalais (Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission Administrative Manager).
Bayou Teche Paddle Trail Ribbon Cutting- Charles Boustany, Robbie Bourque, Fran Thibodeaux, Jane Braud, April Foulcard - courtesy ANHA
We attended the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail Ribbon Cutting last month. From left: Charles Boustany (Congressman), Robbie Bourque (Iberia Parish Government Human Resource Director), Fran Thibodeaux (IPCVB Executive Director), Jane Braud (New Iberia Main Street Program Director) and April Foulcard (Jeanerette Mayor). Merci Ashley Herrick with the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area for the photo. 
Gail Garcia

Introducing Iberia Parish Tourist Commission's new officers!
Debbi Mitchell
Vice Chair

Germaine Comeaux

Iberia Parish Government Household Waste Day May 30

Summer Programs Registration
 Louisiana and Beyond

Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

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