We hope you're all well and safe. Due to Hurricane Ida, Lamar Dixon Expo Center has cancelled all events for the upcoming months. To aid in the recovery of our community and surrounding parishes, they will be converting to a shelter and distribution site. To allow for this critical work, the 2021 Boucherie and Balloon Festival has been postponed until further notice. We are working to reschedule the event and will provide updates as we have them.
We're looking forward to another festival with you all, so stay tuned!
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Our Charitable Causes
Louisiana Lions Children's Camp
The Louisiana Lions Children's camp is a state project of the Lions clubs of MD-8 Louisiana and is provided free for children with Special Needs, Diabetes, Respiratory Disorders and Childhood Cancer
Lions Club International
Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservations, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations and many other programs.
Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation
The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation serves thousands of residents each year through eye exams, eyeglasses, surgeries, low vision services, eyeglass recycling and vision screenings. One of the chief programs of the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation is Cubsight, where tens of thousands of pre-school aged children are screened every year.
Our mission includes serving our community and beyond by providing volunteer services and raising funds for humanitarian activities. The festival is our prime fundraiser to support the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and the Louisiana Lion’s Children’s Camp. In addition, this event provides resources which allow us to supply glasses and hearing aids to those in need in our community and to send handicapped children or children with juvenile diabetes to camp during the summer.