Locals With A Passion For Paddling
The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2017 Stars of Style Gala
July is a month for picnics, water activities and fireworks. It is a month that usually involves family get togethers. Unfortunately, there are many children who never experience what a traditional family is or what it means to joyfully celebrate a holiday like the Fourth of July. They have never been to a museum, a theater production, or a major sporting event. Sadly, many lack a role model and thus know little of what it means to live a full life and one characterized by care and concern.
When the summer days begin to wane and kids and their parents gear up for the back-to-school season, the to-do list can start to take on a life of its own. That often includes finding tutoring facilities or education enrichment opportunities.
Cheery, caring and courageous-—that’s how New Iberia native and educator Melissa Chastant-Huval could best be described. It only takes one encounter to feel her passion for children and education and know she’s always on a mission to polish up a star to shine.
The buzzing sound of chainsaws at work, friendly chatter and dozens of smiling faces surrounded the home of Alanda Arceneaux this summer as she became one of an estimated 200 homes helped by members of the Eight Days of Hope organization.
The Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival