Le Bon Temps Regional April 14-15 2023
Our team is working to make our next regional better than ever. We have a
very gracious host, All Star Ford. These guys are as glad to have us with them as
we are to be there.
We have two nice hotels picked out that are convenient and in an area that
has lots of shopping and dining. Towne Place Suites has the largest conference
room and will be designated as the main hotel, but Spring Hill Suites is located
just across the street and also has very nice rooms. Registration will take place in
the conference room at Towne Place Suites.
On Friday we have a couple of options for you to choose from. Taking a cue
from our friends from the Gulf States Chapter, we will have a poker run. This was
a big hit in Mississippi and we are hoping for the same here. It will consist of five
stops which include a hardware store, outdoor living store, a fine Cajun food
store, a liquor store and an antiques/collectible store. Participants will receive a
playing card at each stop. Prizes including cash will be awarded for the best poker
hands. If a poker run is not for you Gail and Dutt will take a group across the
Mississippi river to Nottoway Plantation, followed by their home town of
Plaquemine to tour the Plaquemine Lock structure where there will be some “old
time” boats to take us on a little boat ride on historic Bayou Plaquemine.
Nottoway Plantation is the largest plantation in the South and is very pretty.
Tours are $20 per person, or one can tour the grounds for free. The Plaquemine
Lock structure is on the National Registry of Historic Places and offers free tours;
also, the old putt-putt boats which were used in the early 1900s will be provided
by friends free of charge. Friday evening there will be food and refreshments back
at the hotel.
Saturday we will arrive at All Star Ford for our car show. Meals will be
provided and snacks will be available before awards are presented. Also bring
your favorite picture (maybe of your Falcon) and Rebecca Falcon will put your
picture on a nice key chain for a nominal fee while you wait.