Festival International Volunteer of the Year Award Given to Local Teacher

KADN Staff
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:36pm

Festival International organizers surprised one of their most loyal volunteers this morning in his classroom at Prairie Elementary School. Kirby Jambon, as been volunteering for Festival International for 18 years and was awarded with the David Lofton Volunteer of the Year Award.  Jambon, an educator, poet, and french cultural activist has taught french immersion in the Lafayette Parish School System for the last 28 years. Jambon is responsible for training and managing the bi-lingual stage announcers festival-goers hear before and after every performance. With over 100 performances for the annual festival, stage announcers help personalize each Festival performance by introducing performances, sharing artist bios and engaging the audience with entertaining commentary in French and English


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