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Iberian Ambassadors

Each month we recognize one or several Iberian Ambassadors for their outstanding contributions to our tourism industry and our community.

Rochell Perro Malay, creative director & founder of Alex Malay, tells us all about her fashion boutique on Main Street New Iberia and her first-year anniversary sale.

Iberia Parish Recreation Department Senior Staff and Isle of Iberia Staff from left: Tammy Trahan, Lisa Francis, Michelle Davidson, Taylor Bernard, Debra Savoie, Katie Landry, Director, Crystal Toups, Kalyn Landry, Shelia Stein, Jamacia Miller, Adrienne Camacho. We talked with Katie Landry, Iberia Parish Parks & Recreation and Isle of Iberia RV Resort Director, to find out all about the new park.

Nathaniel Mitchell, Sr. with the Diabetic Kitchen tells us about Iberia's Lao community with which he put together the first International 5K for Diabetes Awareness.

Lorraine and Howard Kingston, owners of Books Along the Teche.

Pat Norris, Beau Beaullieu (Bayou Mardi Gras Assoc.), Bart Romero (Musson Patout), Feddie DeCourt (New Iberia Mayor) and Michael Wattigny (Bayou Mardi Gras Assoc.) partnered up to bring Mardi Gras back to New Iberia on Feb. 10, 2017.

Sami Haggood plans and promotes fun programs for all ages at Iberia Parish Library.

Colby Hebert opened a custom hat shop in New Iberia's Church Alley.

Dr. Shane Bernard's new history of Bayou Teche is coming out this November! 

New Iberia Main Street Program received a national accreditation! Merci Program Manager Jane Braud for all your hard work!

Merci Queen Sugar LXXIV Sarah Saunier for representing the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival this year!

August 2016

Karen Boudreaux, Loreauville Postmaster and Louisiana Chapter Editor of the National Association of Postmasters of US, will represent Iberia Parish at the NAPUS Convention held Aug. 27 - Sept. 1, 2016 in New Orleans.

Anna Joyce Breaux, Jeanerette Museum Founding Member, and Gail Garcia, Museum Chairman are celebrating Jeanerette Museum's 40th anniversary July 10, 2016! 

Susan Buller, Curtis Landry Wellness Center Administrator / Yoga, Pilates, Line Dancing Instructor.

Tiffany and Mickey Bellott just opened Bayou Chateau in New Iberia.

Carmen Gonsoulin and Alyssa Bertrand with Girls Scout Troop 2192 painted a timeline of New Iberia at the Steamboat Pavilion with the help of local artist Jimmy Rink. Merci girls for helping us remember our history with art!

Merci Pat Kahle, Cathy Indest and Marcia Patout with Iberia Preservation Alliance for putting on the Dave Robicheaux's Hometown's Literary Festival. 

Wess Robison's guest blog featuring OnTap's Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival. 

Todd Badeaux and Tonya Romero tells us all about their new flea market, Taunt Na Na's.

Envision da Berry's Window Wonderland volunteers: Maria Parrie, Dianna Parrie, Danielle Broussard, Claire Daigle Abby Langford, Jennie Lallande, Andree McAnally, Daphne Thomas, Paige Miller, Warren Langford, Phanat Xanamane, The Berry Queens, Cherie Lord, Margaret George, Kate Ferry, Marcie Melancon, Sadie Sarkies, Cynthia Miguez, Vanessa Valez, Nate Landry, Angela Courtois and Cassandra Brown.

New Iberia Spanish Festival Chairman Ebrar Reaux and Spanish Historian Jose Manuel de Molina Bautista. Read their blogs on the Spanish twinning of New Iberia and the Spanish Festival. 

Cultural activist Nelwyn Hebert is involved, among others, in Grand Réveil Acadien and the New Acadia Project. She also represents the lodging community on the Iberia Parish Tourist Commission. 

King Sucrose LXXIV Wallace "Dickie" Ellender and Queen Sugar LXXIII Rebecca Ann Simoneaux invite you to the LA Sugar Cane Festival Sept. 23-27, 2015 in New Iberia!