Upper Lafayette Enjoys Annual Crawfish Boil at Acadiana Animal Aid!

Mary Baudoin, executive director of Acadiana Animal Aid
Featured photo: Mary Baudoin, executive director of Acadiana Animal Aid

Each April, Upper Lafayette hosts a crawfish boil at a locale specifically selected to show off the beautiful terrain of Upper Lafayette Parish. This year, we were delighted to partner with Acadiana Animal Aid located at 142 Le Medicin Road in Carencro, right off the I-49 frontage road. A no-kill non-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats, the dedicated volunteers and staff at AAA are fueled by passion, responsibility to educate, advocate, rescue, shelter, and protect all animals in their care until they all have a home.

Little sleepyheads tuckered out from playing with the crowd

(Photo: Little sleepyheads tuckered out from playing with the crowd)

Our loyal members and their guests enjoyed this 9th annual crawfish boil, and as each year before, we enjoyed delicious crawfish and sides lovingly prepared by Seth Citron and his team at Crawdaddy’s On-Site Catering. Our friend, Sean Trcalek, provided soothing musical entertainment with his talented guitar renditions of crowd favorites, something we always look forward to. And thanks go to our generous sponsors, IberiaBank, Beau Box Commercial Real Estate and the Veterinary Clinic at Gloria Switch for making the event a success! Schilling Distributing Company, a founding member of Upper Lafayette, was kind to provide our beverages. This is one event that our members always look forward to as they get to relax, get to know one another better, and enjoy the arrival of Spring.

A great crowd enjoying delicious crawfish from Crawdaddy’s On-Site Catering

(Photo: A great crowd enjoying delicious crawfish from Crawdaddy’s On-Site Catering)

We encourage you to visit acadianaanimalaid.org to obtain more information about their work and to check out the animals available for adoption. Mary Baudoin, Executive Director of the shelter, may be reached at mary@acadianaanimalaid.org if you are interested in donating or volunteering. It is a wonderful cause and the over-population of abandoned animals is one our community must focus on together to relieve this plight.

Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is a membership organization sustained by financial contributions through dues paid by businesses and individuals who understand that the northern part of Lafayette Parish is a wonderful place in which to live, work and invest. For more information, please visit upperlafayette.com or email jan@upperlafayette.com to visit with Jan Swift, Executive Director.

Dr. Sonny Corley, Jan Swift, and Dr. Ednadeen Corley

(Photo: Dr. Sonny Corley, Jan Swift, and Dr. Ednadeen Corley)

 

Casey Rawlings and buddy   Brittany LaCour of LEDA enjoys a laugh

(Photos, left to right: Casey Rawlings and buddy; Brittany LaCour of LEDA enjoys a laugh)

 

Bonnie Gaspard and Shelia Thibodeaux

(Photo: Bonnie Gaspard and Shelia Thibodeaux)

 

Brad Riles and daughter   Adrian Baudoin and his rescue puppy, Tao

(Photos, left to right: Brad Riles and daughter; Adrian Baudoin and his rescue puppy, Tao)

 

Sean Trcalek entertains crowd on guitar

(Photo: Sean Trcalek entertains crowd on guitar)