Stars Of Style 2018
● Published by Robert Frey
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Premier GalaBy Shanna P. Dickens | Photos by Fusion Photography
The Stars of Style honorees are the true “stars” of the community. They shine brightest when they’re helping others and contributing to the greater good of Acadiana. For one night only, these 23 honorees will hit the runway to show us what true style is all about.
The premier fundraising event, 2018 Stars of Style gala, will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the Pavilion at the Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Dr., Charenton. Guests will enjoy dinner and cocktails at 6 p.m. before the show’s commencement at 7:30 p.m.
During the gala, the 23 honorees will strut the runway, showcasing their personal style and charm. Entertainment will be provided by the Sugar Lumps, IPAL and Louisiana Red. There will also be a silent auction in which everyone is invited to participate. Individual tickets, which include appetizers, dinner and cocktails, are $150 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com. There are a limited number of tables available, so reserve one before July 14 by contacting Lisa Lourd – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historically, Stars of Style has generated the funds to ensure that each school in Iberia Parish has the opportunity to participate in the Children’s Parade during the annual Sugar Cane Festival. In recent years, as a fundraising event, the Stars of Style gala has reached new heights of success. This means that all additional funds produced, exceeding the amount required for the Children’s Parade and its associated expenses, will go directly to the Sugar Cane Festival. As always, the goal is to keep the Sugar Cane Festival in Iberia Parish, and to continue the long-standing tradition of the Queen City playing host to a festive and family oriented event that attracts tourists from around the country and brings immeasurable pride to residents. Supporting the Stars of Style Gala means supporting the legacy of the Sugar Cane Festival.
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association President Ronnie Gonsoulin and Stars of Style Chairs Lisa Lourd, Phyllis Mata and Ted Viator invite you to show your support for a community that is unlike any other in the nation – the sugar cane industry of South Louisiana. A very special thanks to the Stars of Style Committee.
Mission Statement: As the premier fundraiser for the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, our mission is to reserve 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.
Gabrielle “Gabby” Comeaux Heitman
Mary Beth Hebert Farris
Roy Louis Bergeron, Jr.
Paige Hebert Snay
Dr. Michelle Menard
Marilyn Coleman McDonald
Madelyn Coleman Dugas
Yvonne Cheramie Stokes
M. Larry Richard
Kassi Berard Leger
Mrs. David “Zob” Plessala Munnerlyn Sr.
Sanders “Sandy” Derise
Corlice Joseph Mims
Hester Patout Bourdier
Read the full bios of the Stars Of Style in the July issue of Acadiana LifeStyle.