NEW IBERIA, LA – Iberia Parish President Ernest Freyou is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition (LTCC) of which the Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is a member, has awarded $5,000 grants for eight (8) Iberia Parish events. The events include the Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Louisiana Sugarcane Festival & Fair, Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, World Championship Gumbo Cook-off, Top Rod Big Bass Classic, Labor Day Fishing Rodeo, Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo, and the August Angler’s Addition Fishing Tournament. The grant awards will be presented by President Freyou at the Iberia Parish Council meeting of February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm.
The LTCC has launched a multi-faceted marketing campaign to mitigate tourism losses from the British Petroleum oil spill in the coastal areas of Louisiana. The coalition’s Coastal Grant Program was established to provide financial assistance to LTCC members to assist them in providing funds to their event planners that produce events promoting tourism in Louisiana’s coastal parishes.