The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce and Supreme Rice have begun planning for their annual Farmers’ Appreciation Dinner in honor of the farmers who make such a large contribution to the culture and the economy of Acadia Parish. The event will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley. Doors will open at 5:30 pm allowing guests an opportunity to visit exhibitor booths and get acquainted. Chef Night Train Blane Faulk will be preparing a Shrimp and Crab Étouffée served over Acadia Parish rice, with seafood graciously donated by Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.
Along with Supreme Rice, the following businesses have committed to sponsoring this great event: Sanders, Sunshine Quality Equipment, Falcon Rice Mill, Acadia General Hopsital, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau, Bank of Commerce, First National Bank, J&J Exterminating, Home Bank, Omega Energy, Slemco, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), Acadiana Security Plus, Ag Resource Management, C.J. Prevost, Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy, CLECO, Crowley Grain Drier, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux, Evangline Bank and Trust Company, Farmers State Bank, First South Farm Credit, Helena Chemical Company, Jimbo Petitjean – Acadia Parish Assessor, JD Bank, L&M Tire Co., Louisiana Farm and Ranch Magazine, Louisiana Land Bank, Rayne State Bank, RiceTec, Sanders, Welsh Irrigation& Equipment, Schilling Distributors, City of Crowley, and “Robby” Barousse – Acadia Parish Clerk of Court.
Door prizes donated by local businesses will be given away throughout the evening. A Beretta A300 Outlander Synthetic 12 Gauge Shotgun donated by G&H Outdoor Store and Rice Palace will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Raffle tickets are $5, and will be for sale at the event or from the Chamber office in advance.
Tickets to the dinner are $10 and may be purchased either at the Chamber office, 11 North Parkerson Avenue, or at the door of the event. For more information, call 337-788-0177 or visit www.AcadiaParishChamber.org. We look forward to seeing many of you there, and we encourage you to take this opportunity to say thank you to the farmers in our area.