Sept. 2, 2016 10:54 AM

Photo by Robin May

The floodwaters may have subsided, but the struggles of thousands of flood victims across South Louisiana will continue for weeks if not months.

A fundraiser for flood victims will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at Wurst Biergarten on Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette. The event will feature live performances by Rareluth, Social Circle and Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sounds. Live art will be created by Sophie Berard, Burt Kidder, Ryan LeFleur and Kelly Russo, and Parisian-style sketch artist Nicholas Lott will be on hand in addition to a live auction of local art. All proceeds will go to storm recovery.

The first 50 guests who pay a $10 donation will get free beer courtesy of Bayou Teche Brewery; the suggested donation after the complimentary beer runs out is $5, and Wurst’s traditional German beer garden fare will be on sale.

The event is the brainchild of IND staffer Meredith Johnson and friend Paige Daye, who are working with United Way of Acadiana and Rebuild Acadiana Together to distribute the funds raised.

“We thought if we could bring everyone together for one spectacular night of music, art and togetherness, we can fight this disaster and help victims in the process,” Johnson says. “We aim to raise enough money to make a dent in aiding house repairs and rebuilding lives.”

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