News | August 2021

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The Bayou Church began in 1965 with the goal of spreading the good news of Jesus in Acadiana and beyond. Over the years, it’s become clear that the primary way that happens is through Christ-centered relationships. What began as 31 people in Beadle’s Furniture Store on Kaliste Saloom Road has grown to impact the lives of thousands, with about 2,500 people worshipping together each weekend, meeting in homes throughout the week, and serving Acadiana in many practical ways.

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana has named Jan Swift interim executive director, One Acadiana announced.

Swift, who recently served as chair of the Protect The City Committee, will oversee and manager processes, programs and resources to support the mission of convening, building and activating leaders to build and strengthen their communities. She will also continue the partnership with One Acadian to leverage the two organizations.

One Acadiana and Youngsville Chamber of Commerce hosted the first event in a new series aimed at connecting business leaders and parish representatives.

The 'Around the Region' series that is available to 1A Ambassadors. At each stop, various local business owners and leaders will have the chance to meet representatives from each city or municipality.

Friday's event, Youngsville Day, kicked off the new series. It will make stops in each of One Acadiana's nine-parish region.

LAFAYETTE – The Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA), a non-profit that runs Leadership Lafayette and other leadership programs, announced today the appointment of Jan Swift as Interim Executive Director, effective immediately.

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Fox Pest Control was founded in 2012 by brothers-in-law Mike Romney and Bryant White. It began with one branch, located in Connecticut and has since expanded to a total of 30 area branches.

The Festival of Words celebrates another year with three amazing artists and two days of memorable events! The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6. This year the festival features Grammy-Award winner Louis Michot, poet, visual artists Malaika Favorite and Mississippi Poet Laureate Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Festival events include creative writing workshops for students and the community, a community stage for open mic, and “Drive-by Poetry” in which youth give dramatic presentations of festival authors’ writings.

LAFAYETTE - The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville as they celebrate their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 15th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Live music with Blafa Toujours and the Pine Leaf Boys; tintamarre parade; traiteur traditions with Becca Begnaud; the art of Robert Dafford; cooking, accordion construction and repair with Heritage Accordions; spinning and weaving, wood carving, open hearth cooking and other demonstrations.

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