Stars Of Style
07/01/2016 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey
Gallery: Stars of Style 2016 [22 Images] Click any image to expand.
By Shanna Perkins | Photos by Fusion Photography
In Acadiana, “style” means much more than wearing fine clothes and following trends. Those who possess true style exude grace, timelessness and always lend unyielding love and support to their families, friends and communities. The 2016 Stars of Style have been nominated, not by their fashion senses, but by their unique and prominent positions within the community of Acadiana.
The premier fundraising event, 2016 Stars of Style Gala, will take place on Friday, July 22, 6 p.m. at the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, 832 Martin Luther King Dr., Charenton. The 2016 Stars of Style honorees consist of 22 community leaders.
During the Gala, the 22 honorees will take the runway displaying their personal style and poise. Family, friends and guests will enjoy the show as they dine on an excellent meal provided by the venue. There will be performances by the Sugar Lumps, IPAL and Nik-L-Beer. Attendees can also participate in a silent auction. Individual tickets, which include food and drinks, are $150 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. There are a limited number of tables available, so be sure to reserve one before July 15 by contacting Lisa Lourd, firstname.lastname@example.org or Phyllis Mata, email@example.com.
The Stars of Style Gala generates funds to ensure that every school in Iberia Parish can participate in the Children’s Parade on Saturday, September 24, during the annual Sugar Cane Festival. The money covers the cost of insurance, the decorations for the floats and other general expenses associated with the parade, such as security and clean up. The proceeds are additionally earmarked to ensure every school band in Iberia Parish may participate in the parade. All additional funds produced exceeding the amount required for the Children’s Parade and associated expenses will go to the Sugar Cane Festival.
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association President Ronnie Gonsoulin and the Stars of style Co-Chairs Lisa Lourd and Phyllis Mata invite you to show your support for a community that is unlike any other in the nation – the sugar cane farmers of South Louisiana. Special thanks to the Stars of Style Committee – Lisa Lourd, Phyllis Mata and Ted Viator.
Mission Statement: As the premier fundraiser for the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, our mission is to preserve the appreciation, history and culture of this Iberia Parish event. We promise to be mindful, through unwavering dedication, leaving it strong and steady for the future of our community and the sugar producing Parishes of Louisiana.