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Fundraiser set up to help save Cattle Festival

Posted at 10:20 PM, Sep 12, 2020

After being forced to cancel the festival earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cattle Festival organizers are moving forward in an effort to hold the festival next year.

The Festival and the Rotary Club of Abbeville are sponsoring a fundraiser next weekend to raise money for the festival in 2021.

They're holding a "Save the Cattle Festival" jambalaya fundraiser on September 23 at the Red Barn on Rodeo Road. Plate lunches will be sold for $7/each that include pork jambalaya, coleslaw, bread, and dessert.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 337-652-0646. They're also available to buy at the Red Barn, Maxi Mart on Veterans Memorial Blvd., and Abbeville Electric Supply at S. State St. Board members are also selling tickets.

The 72-year tradition of the Cattle Festival has been postponed before, but never canceled. Festival President Francis Plaisance told KATC in April that the cancellation meant no events, like the annual fundraiser banquet.

Plaisance said then that organizers were "looking to have a bigger and better festival for 2021."

For more on the fundraiser, follow the Louisiana Cattle Festival on Facebook.

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