Going once, going twice: Auction benefits CCET

by Anna Purdy

The Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism is throwing a shindig on Thursday where you can win cool stuff, listen to great music and maybe even learn a little.

"Courir de Mardi Gras" by Herb Roe

At 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Esprit de Coeur on Garfield Street artists such as Herb Roe, Gwen Aucoin, Lucius A. Fontenot, Lynda Freese and Christopher LaBauve have donated their wares for a good cause. Encan du bon tempsĀ  is in its third year and wants to show you a good time while supporting our state's stories. The Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and seeks to be a compendium of notably historic places in the area and also in the state. It educates about Louisiana history and supports those hotbeds of heritage where they can.

Donate at least $20 and get a chance to win stuff in both silent and live auctions, the latter hosted by Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle. Johanna Divine and Friends will perform.

Want in? Call 482-1320 or hit up CCET's site and you can find out more about the event and how to reserve tickets.