[StBernard] Sugar Fest in Arabi

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Apr 28 09:02:57 EDT 2009



Commemorating 100 years of sugar refining in St. Bernard Parish, the Old
Arabi Neighborhood Association will host the first annual "Sugar Fest" on
the grounds of the LeBeau Plantation, Sunday, May 17th, 2009 from Noon until
6 p.m. The festival will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary
of Domino Sugar Refinery. Domino Sugar Refinery produces over 7 million
pounds of sugar per day and is now the largest sugar refinery in the world.

The event will feature live music, local food, lots of sugary desserts, fine
arts and hands on children's activities. Unique to this festival is the
emphasis on sugar and sugar activities including the Domino's Sugar Exhibit
with sugar products, vintage photographs and sugar history lectures. There
will also be sugar sculptures, sugar demonstrations, a sugar cube art
project by local schools, sweets contest, children's cupcake decorating,
games and the unveiling of the first annual "Sugar Fest" Poster which will
be on sale the day of the event.

For more information on participating as a corporate sponsor, food vendor or
art exhibitor, contact the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism at
(504)278-4242 or

Toll free 888-278-2054.


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