July 24, 2014 — Lafayette is well known for it's ability to throw a party and of course it's cuisine and last night was no different. The Acadiana Apartment Association put on it's tenth annual Taste of Acadiana dinner to help fund Meals on Wheels, which assists the elderly by bringing food to their homes.
Last night's event featured nearly 30 different restaurants from around the Acadiana area. The Acadiana Apartment Association partnered with the Lafayette Council on Aging who were excited with the turnout and effort everyone put in to make sure the tenth annual Taste of Acadiana was a successful one.
"The hard work of the committee that we have, we go out and get restaurants, we do for the silent auctions, 50/50, door prizes. I mean it's a lot of work." said Chairman of the Acadiana Apartment Association, Yvette Thibodeaux.
"The committee does it and get's it up and going, but the restaurants are really the big winners. So I am also on the board for Council of Aging and this is for the Meals on Wheels program."
"We delivered 117,000 meals last year, but we still have 65 people on the waiting list for meals." said Terry Goodwin of the Lafayette Council on Aging.
"Every year we do it, we give the money to Meals on Wheels. Y'all come out next year because we want to make it bigger." said Thibodeaux.
If you were not able to make it out to the dinner last night, but would still like to help out the Meals on Wheels program in Lafayette, you can go to www.laf-coa.org or call Larry Baker at 337-262-5990.