Cheers – Spring Community Showcase

If you have time today – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – head over to the Houma Visitors Center, 114 Tourist Drive in Gray. The center is putting on its first Spring Community Showcase.

It’s free and will feature food and other vendors, plus a dessert cook-off.

The idea is to give residents and visitors a cross-section of what’s available to people here in our area. You might think you know, but there are probably some treats out there that will surprise you.

“They don’t typically have a ton of things going on at that time and it is a great time of year to be outside. With a destination like Houma, which is such a major outdoor destination, why not celebrate outdoors when spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year here?” said Joni Duet, the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau product and event development manager.

The event is part of the National Tourism Week celebration, and we know as much about that topic as folks anywhere do. Go see some of the gems that might be hiding in our backyard.


Cheers – Read on

The Great Terrebonne Read has gotten underway, and you’re invited to take part.

Organized by the Terrbonne Parish Library System, the event is planned to coincide with “The Great American Read,” which is airing on PBS.

The idea is for readers to vote for their favorite books, but the overarching goal is to get more people reading and visiting their public libraries – both noble and worthwhile goals.

“Each branch of our library system has a ballot where patrons can go vote,” said Jessi Suire, public relations and adult services coordinator for the Terrebonne library. “Basically, any time (people) go check out a book, (they) are eligible for a ballot to cast a vote.”

If you haven’t already done so, head over to the library and take part in this fun event.


Cheers – Congratulations and thank you

The Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair, by all accounts, was a huge success.

Warm, dry weather brought out huge crowds. And people enjoyed all their fair favorites.

Kids flocked to the rides.

Food enthusiasts soaked up all the dishes that were offered.

Music lovers crowded around the stage, tapped their feet and danced.

And the community generously gave money, time and merchandise to make sure our firefighters got the help they need to keep us all safe.

The fair is a terrific annual event, and this year was just the latest reminder.

Great job once again.


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