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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:00 am

Fine food such as red beans and barbecue chicken, as well as great music from the Bunk Johnson Brass Band, will greet visitors to the Family Fun Fest on Hopkins Street on Sunday.

The fourth annual celebration is hosted by Leroy “Bucket” Joseph, the “unofficial mayor of Hopkins Street,” who hopes to put on a family-oriented event for his neighborhood.

The streets will be closed off along Hopkins Street from Field Street to Robertson Street from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Joseph said their is no admission cost to the event, with each food vendor setting their own price for their goods.

Joseph said he is expecting about 1,500 visitors this year, which is about the same amount as in years past.

New Iberia District 5 councilman Raymond “Shoe-Do” Lewis said this is the fourth year the festival has been organized, following a 2006 incident in which the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office used tear gas to disperse residents who were blocking traffic along the street.

Lewis said since that time there have been no incidents with law enforcement and everybody has had a wonderful time.

“It’s an event that you can bring your children to, bring your whole family out to,” Lewis said.

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  • Anonymous posted at 3:53 pm on Sat, Oct 2, 2010.

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    Yes, and they have been helping themselves to a piece of individually owned property without the owners consent. Also selling Bar-B-Que dinners from that piece of property on as well on Sunday's. That takes alot of nerve to use someone's property without permission. The thing is if they would have asked most likely all would have been well. It is not well now because the property is now posted.


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