Event raises funds for CODOFIL
If there’s one thing Acadiana’s cultural economy does well it’s rally around a cause and git ’er done.
When the community realized that the Council on the Development of French In Louisiana had taken a $100,000 budget cut — roughly 40 percent of its operating budget — thanks to a line-item veto by Gov. Bobby Jindal, supporters of CODOFIL’S mission to preserve and promote our state’s Francophone heritage jumped into action. A group calling itself FrancoJeunes began an aggressive fundraising campaign, trumpeted by supporters on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
In the month and a half since the group’s formation, FrancoJeunes has raised nearly $26,000. But that’s not enough.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, at Cochon Restaurant in Lafayette, luminaries of the local music scene will band together to help CODOFIL during Lâche Pas, a benefit concert from 5-10 p.m.
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