The Evangeline Parish Relay for Life Committee recently held its 3rd annual Bras on The Bayou fundraiser at the Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant. This private event seated 100 people and offered amazing food from Chef Jason Huguet, silent auction items, a wine grab and bra decorating contest. The decorated bras were also worn by male volunteers from the audience as they danced their way through the crowd. The money collected from this dance was counted as votes. At the end of the evening the votes were tallied and Queen Ta Ta was chosen. The new Queen elected for 2016 Bras on the Bayou is Vee Pelafigue of Opelousas. Mrs. Pelafigue was crowned by the 2015 Queen Ta Ta, Randy Deshotel and our visiting Relay Queen, Ms Louisiana Relay for Life, Ava Kilburn.
The bra decorating contest winners are as follows:
Most Supportive Bra: Lisa Crane (Uptown Cake Company)
Most Original Bra: Elizabeth West & Monique Ardoin (Ville Platte Gazette)
Biggest Ta Ta: Jenny Merrick (Ville Platte AT&T)
Blingiest Bra: Vic Slaven’s Office
Most Creative Bra: Desirea Vicknair (Rhinestones For a Cure)
Funniest Bra: Porcha Cassola (Alexandria AT&T)
Scariest Bra: Pat McElwee (Sewing Sisters)
Survivor Champion Bra: Pheobe Deshotel
Chef Jason Huguet chooses one bra each year as the Chef’s Choice and this winner receives a gift card to return to the Steamboat Restaurant. The 2016 Chef’s Choice winner was Vee Pelafigue.
You can view video of the “bra dance” on The Classic Hits 92.5 FB Page or at Facebook.com/Bras on the Bayou
Congratulations to all of our participants and winners. A special thank you to the gentlemen that were such good sports and danced for a great cause. These men raised $673.00 dancing in the decorated bras.
We have many businesses that donated silent auction items and door prizes. We appreciate the generosity of these businesses who support our efforts in the war on cancer. Encana Oil & Gas, Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant, Superior Auto, Craig’s Automotive, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Susan’s on Court, Country Cove Chevron, Teet’s Food Store, A & A Quick Stop, T-Boys Slaughterhouse, Deshotel’s Tire, Ace Hardware, Live Mobile (AT&T Authorized Retailer), Blake’s Gifts, Jeanmard Incorporated, Ville Platte Dodge, Tractor Supply, Olive Designing, Gulf Coast Material Handling and Delta Compression and Equipment LLC.
On behalf of Chef Huguet and the committee members of the Evangeline Parish Relay For Life, thank you for such a wonderful evening. The total for this event was $5,435.00. Your support and generosity will benefit so many.