LAYAYA Sundae Fundae Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Sunday August 14th will bring the 4th annual LAYAYA Sundae Fundae Ice Cream Social back to the community after a 2-year break. This event promises to be the best yet with plenty to do and an exciting announcement about the future of the nonprofit organization that hosts this annual event and serves the youth of the community in year- round programing. Sundae Fundae Ice Cream Social will be held at Jesuit Bend Park Sunday August 14th 1pm-5pm. Jesuit Bend Park is located 6 miles past the Belle Chasse Naval Air Base. The four-hour event will offer plenty of fun for the young and the young at heart! In addition to ice cream creations, guests can enjoy Louisiana boiled shrimp and sides, concessions, an ice cream eating contest, several fun carnival games, prizes, face painting, Southern Princesses meet & greet area, arts & crafts, live music, and much more. Sheriff Turlich has sponsored a dunking booth for the event and Parish President Kirk Lepine and candidate for Parish President, Keith Hinkley are among those who have stepped up to spend some time in the dunking booth to help raise funds for LAYAYA. Candidate for Parish President, Benny Rousselle will be helping out by scooping ice cream and making sundaes for the event. In addition to all of the food, music, games and activities, LAYAYA will partner with SPCA of Plaquemines to have some adoptable pets on site. Rachel Snyderman, SPCA Volunteer Coordinator said, “ The Louisiana SPCA Plaquemines Parish Campus is so excited to participate in LAYAYA’s Sundae Fundae! We’ll be bringing a few of our adoptable dogs looking for their fur-ever homes as well as information about our services and ways to get involved. We’re looking forward to this opportunity for our community to get to know us even better!” Admission to the event is free. All proceeds from the event benefit LAYAYA – Louisiana Young Artists & Young Authors, an all-volunteer 501C3 nonprofit dedicated to mentoring youth through the arts and STEAM education. The event is presented by LAYAYA Parent’s Club and sponsors Venture Global LNG, Keith Hinkley, Kirk Lepine, Couvillion, Traylor Massman, Louisiana Seafood Board, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Plenary, Stacey Mattison McComb, MeMe’s New Orleans Café & Catering, Cook Auto Title, and Jo Hughes Art. COMMUNITY APPRECIATION HAPPY HOUR The event kicks off at 1pm and all guests entering the first hour (1pm-2pm) will get a ticket for free ice cream scoops, sponsored by Blue Bell Ice Cream, and buy one pound – get one free pound of Louisiana boiled shrimp and sides! The Louisiana boiled shrimp, sponsored by Louisiana Seafood Board, will be available for sale for only $10 per pound. Buy one – get one tickets will enable guests to get two pounds for only $10 during the Community Appreciation Happy Hour! The LAYAYA Parade of Prizes Raffle drawing will also be held during the event. You can purchase virtual raffle tickets leading up to the event for $10 each or 5 for $40. Some of the amazing prizes to be given away include a Becky Fos print, National WW2 Museum VIP passes, PJ Hahn prints, a 25 ft dragon kite, gift cards to Specialty Italian Bistro, We Blend Café, Tattoo-a-gogo, Stonebridge Country Club Golf package, Rock & Bowl date night package, Jo Hughes Art pieces and much more! You can purchase tickets for the raffle by calling (504) 345-9292 or emailing LAYAYA founder, Joannie Hughes remarks, “We are so happy to bring this event back to our community and to share our big news with everyone at the event. LAYAYA has some major changes in store as we move from a “sticks & bricks” studio to a mobile platform. We could not make this happen without the hard work of dedicated supporters and the support of our community partners. We are taking this opportunity to not only produce a fun community event but to offer a sneak peek at the exciting new mobile platform adopted by LAYAYA. This fun and creative approach will allow us to greatly expand our outreach in the community. We are excited to share the news with the community and enjoy a fun-filled day at Jesuit Bend Park.” For more information about LAYAYA visit them online at or on social media (Instagram, Facebook & TikTok) @LayayaArts

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