Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner


May 23, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm



The Gouguenheim
101 W Main Street
New Iberia, LA 70563


The Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has announced that New Iberia Mayor & CEO of Iberia Building Systems, Freddie DeCourt, has been selected to receive the 2018 Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen Award.  He will be honored at the annual awards dinner on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at The Gouguenheim in New Iberia, starting with the reception at 6:00 p.m. and followed by the dinner program at 7:00 p.m.

For 21 years, the Distinguished Citizen Award event has been one of the Council’s premiere events.  The award is an annual recognition of those who give freely of their time and talents to improve the quality of life in Iberia Parish.  Honorees are selected based on how the community has benefited from the individual’s contributions and the lasting effects those contributions have left on the community.  Past recipients have included Joseph “Si” Brown, Burt Cestia, Dr. George Cousin, Bo Duhe, Phil Haney, Representative Blake Miguez, Craig Romero, Paul Schwing, Parish President Larry Richard and many more outstanding individuals.  Those who receive the award are not necessarily Boy Scout volunteers, but rather individuals who personify what the Boy Scouts stand for – good citizenship, outstanding moral fiber with a dedication to others, and for living their lives by the Scout Oath and Law.

Funds raised from the dinner will help fund Scouting programs, including camp scholarships, recruitment efforts, supplies, and adult leader training for nearly 3,000 youth across Acadiana.

Tickets to the event are $125 each, which includes a donation to the Boy Scouts.  To reserve a table, learn more about sponsorship opportunities to support the dinner, or purchase an advertisement in the program, please contact Lauren Taylor at (337) 235-8551 ext. 114 or lauren.taylor@scouting.org.