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Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Bradys to reign over 45th Anniversary of French Food Festival

Bradys to reign over 45th Anniversary of French Food Festival

The Bayou Civic Club is proud to announce that Mr. Toby James Brady and Miss Amber Lynn Brady have been selected to reign over this year’s 45th Anniversary French Food Festival.

Along with being honored as this year’s festival queen, Amber is a senior accounting major at Nicholls State University and a previous graduate of Vandebilt High School.

On campus, she is an active student and a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the all-girls cheer team and multiple honor societies. She is also employed by Alstarz 2 Cheer Academy.

Amber is the daughter of Toby and Stacy Brady of Larose, current residents of Valentine. She has two brothers, Beau and Brett, and is engaged to Mr. Braden Billiot of Morgan City, Louisiana.

The Civic Center has always been a big part of Amber and her family’s life. She grew up in Larose and started playing Biddy Basketball as a three year old. Amber spent many weekends, over many years, playing basketball and hanging out with the kitchen staff for fun.

Amber has also volunteered for festivals, Wild Game Supper and many other events throughout the year and she was privileged to serve as both Teen Miss French Food Festival and Miss Bayou Cajun Fest. Her favorite thing about the French Food Festival is all the great food and getting to try a new dish every day of the fair. Her favorite food is her “Paran” Trent Brady’s Seafood Stuffed Potato.

Grand Marshal XLI Toby James Brady is a life-long resident of Bayou Lafourche and committed volunteer in his community. He is married to Stacy Brady and has three children, Beau, Amber and Brett. He is the son of Grand Marshal IV Mr. Pat Brady and the late Mrs. Kate Brady, both long time supporters of the park and civic center.

Toby is a graduate of Nicholls State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in business. He has also recently completed a Bachelors degree in Occupational Safety and is currently president of Louisiana Capital Group.

In his spare time, he has enjoyed watching his kids grow up and learning about life through the numerous sports and activities they have participated in and has instilled in them how important volunteerism and civic mindedness are.

As a volunteer at the Larose Civic Center, Toby has been a coach, board member, past Treasurer and President of Larose Biddy. He also served three terms as a Bayou Civic Club board member where he held the positions of Treasurer and President.

Some of his most memorable events have occurred at the French Food Festival where he chairs the event and also controls all banking activities for the event, which has been his volunteer “job” for the past dozen plus years.

Toby has also been an active participant in the Wild Game Supper, Spring Fair and the finance committee of the civic club.

Toby’s favorite festival memory is spending time with his family at the fair and all of the fun festival memories he shares with the staff and volunteers.

Toby and Amber are both privileged to be chosen as the first ever father and daughter royalty twosome and proudly invite you to spend the weekend with them at the French Food Festival on October 26, 27 and 28, and enjoying great Cajun food, three days of live music, carnival games, an old fashioned midway and rides and a one of a kind live auction unique only to the French Food Festival.

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