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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society to Host Second Fundraiser Dinner

Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society cordially invites the public to enjoy seafood dinners the third Friday of the next several months at the Frank M. Fernandez Jr. Isleño Center, 1357a Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA 70085. The second dinner is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022, and will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other dinners are scheduled for July 15, Aug. 19, and Sept. 16, 2022. 

The menu will consist of fried fish or shrimp or combination of shrimp and fish, and two side dishes for $16 per plate. Water, soft drinks and desserts will be available for $1 each. Visitors will have the option of dining in or taking out food. 

Funds raised during these seafood dinners will help to subsidize vitally needed repairs and maintenance projects in addition to public education-outreach programs such as Museum Days and Los Isleños Christmas. The first dinner in May was very successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

Please plan to join the Society and support the work of the organization. The society’s website is www.losislenos.org.

In other Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society news, the June 14, 2022, membership meeting of the Society will take place at 7 p.m. in the Frank M. Fernandez Isleño Center, 1357a Bayou Road. Distinguished local attorney, business and community leader Sidney D. Torres III will address the society about the litigation against the Port of New Orleans concerning the proposed container yard development in Violet. The overwhelming opposition voiced by a vast majority of the society’s membership caused Los Isleños Society to enter the litigation developed by Save Our St. Bernard (SOS) as a co-litigant in December 2021.

Torres will report on the current status of the litigation. He will be joined during the presentation by Robert “Bobby” Showalter, director of SOS and a well-known community leader who has long supported causes benefitting the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. If constructed as currently projected with insufficient transportation infrastructure and other issues, the container yard will isolate the region, ruining Los Isleños Museum Complex and the community of Eastern St. Bernard Parish.

A reception will immediately follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

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