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Celebration of life to be held for arts director, Acadiana resident Cheryl Larkin Castille

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 19:11:55-04

A celebration of life event will be held in October to honor Cheryl Larkin Castille, an Acadiana resident and Executive Director of the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Castille passed away on Sunday, September 20.

Friends, organizations, and agencies are coming together to host the celebration, which they say is a result of the outpouring of love from those who wish to pay their respects. At the same time, they are attempting to follow all necessary precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, there are several ways to honor Castille.

The limited in-person event will be held from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts and will also be live streamed on Facebook. The event will have limited seating that will be socially distanced. There will be a virtual toast at the end of the ceremony to unify the various ways of celebrating her life.

Those interested can also donate to a Legacy Fund in Castille's honor by contacting ACA Development Coordinator Meagan Mod at meagan@acadianacenterforthearts.org. Private graveside services and burial will be held in La Crosse Wisconsin, where Castille lived for the majority of her life. She was born in Green Bay, WI.

Castille was heavily involved in the promotion of arts, culture, and tourism in Louisiana. she served as the Executive Director for the Louisiana Division of the Arts in the Office of Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. She was also previously employed as assistant to the president of St. Landry Parish, where she lived for 27 years.

She is survived by her husband, mother, brother, and three nieces.

For more details on the celebration of life event, visit the Facebook page here.

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