Why are Leeville businesses being shunned for Hobie event?
What was to be a much needed, economic impact for Leeville, has become managed chaos at best. The Hobie World Fishing Championship kayak event, has been nothing but, thanks to the Visit Lafourche Tourism Office. Not one Leeville retailer is referenced in a specific visitor's guide for the Hobie competition.
Tourism is funding social events and other provisions for the tournament. Staff members take credit for bringing the event to the Lafourche Parish, which is simply not true. However, if you are touting your agency responsible, then you are equally responsible for this disrespectful blow to Leeville and its businesses.
The Tourism Office also deemed Leeville was not suitable for the welcome reception and the awards ceremony. They chose Fourchon as their designated location. Why didn't they just launch in Fourchon, for this is the only component of the tournament, Leeville is being used for? They aren't even using live bait, artificial only. This is all truly disappointing for the community of Leeville.
The following web link brings users to the tourism guide for the Hobie event: http://hobiefishingworlds.com/local-area-information/.
Janet Rhodus, Golden Meadow
Launch Leeville 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Posted on Tue, December 6, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette