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Rouge et Blanc Named Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event - Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Rouge et Blanc as a 2017 Top 20 Event for the month of October.

The premier food and wine event will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, under the stately live oaks of McNeese State University from 2-6 p.m. This annual event serves as the flagship fundraiser for Banners at McNeese and attracts thousands of food and wine lovers to enjoy the best the region has to offer. The entire affair is made possible through the generosity of area sponsors, restaurants, wine vendors, expert presenters and patrons. A group of community volunteers also make this annual event possible through their tireless work and dedication to celebrating life in Southwest Louisiana through Rouge et Blanc. Wine dinners, seminars and more will be also held throughout the week of the event. For more information, or call 337-475-5123.

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the "best of the best” from submitted entries.

Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 media outlets each quarter, including web, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and newspapers. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. Therefore, the potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit

Tami Chrisope, assistant director; Randee Drayton, educational outreach; and Patricia Prudhomme, director for Banners at McNeese, receive the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event award from Brant Parish, chairman of the board of directors of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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