43rd Annual Andouille Festival Unveils Festival Poster, Portion Of Sale Proceeds To Go Towards Breast Cancer Research And Awareness

LAPLACE, LA – The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon unveiled its official Festival Poster yesterday and announced a portion of poster sale proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness.

         Parish officials and Andouille Festival organizers attended the 1:30 p.m. unveiling at the St. John Community Center located at 2900 US-51 in LaPlace,

         The festival will take place Oct. 14 – 16, 2016.

         “Andouille Festival is more than a parish tradition,” said St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom. “Andouille Festival brings together friends, family, food and great times. At the parish office, we are all excited for this year’s festival and we hope the community shares this excitement.”

         St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom gave opening remarks and introduced the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival.

         Keith Hightower and Aspen Murphy from Marathon Petroleum provided remarks on Marathon’s involvement for the second year.

         St. John the Baptist Parish Director of Economic Development, Jerry W. Jones Jr. introduced this year’s festival poster artist, Dana Bardell Wallace.

         “I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to create a piece for a good cause,” said Dana Bardell Wallace, the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival poster artist. “Not only do I get to share my work with the community I love, but my work will further breast cancer research and awareness. Creating this piece was important to me because of this.”

         Following the remarks, Wallace and Parish President Robottom unveiled the poster. The event closed with a special presentation to Marathon Sponsors.

         “We are extremely pleased to sponsor Andouille Fest once again,” said Tracy Case, Marathon Petroleum Company, LP General Manager. “As an organization, Marathon values our relationship with the community. Sponsoring this event allows us to show your commitment to the communities we do business in.”

         For many years, Andouille Festival has been is a St. John the Baptist Parish tradition. Annually, thousands of people attend the weekend festival to enjoy the music, food and festivities.

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