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Durel Proclaims Jeep Jaunt Day, Starting Of Engines And Pics [VIDEO]

The 8th annual Jeep Jaunt lead by JayCee Falcon and the Falcon family was held this past Sunday and now this family friendly event has it’s own day!

After losing their mother to asthma, the Falcon family has turned a tragic event in their lives into a day of fun and excitement for jeep lovers, 4 x4 owners, outdoors-men/women, and just regular folks.  While at the same time raising money for the American Lung Association.

JayCee Falcon
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This year, as in past years, participants gathered at Celebrity theater in Broussard to line up and convoy the back roads of Iberia and St. Mary parishes down to Cypress Bayou Casino.

Jeep Jaunt Crowd At Celebrity Theatre
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A record crowd kept volunteers at the registration table extremely busy.

Jeep Jaunt Registration
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Over 500 Jeeps and 4x4s.  Nearly 1500 drivers and riders. (not including volunteers)

This years jaunt took nearly 3 hours and the convoy spanned a total of 8.3 miles from the first vehicle to the last.

Jeep Jaunt Convoy
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The Jeep Jaunt, conceived and executed by JayCee who does the afternoon show on 99.9 KTDY, has grown in popularity year after year, allotted the American Lung Association a ton of funding and won JayCee Falcon and family a multitude of accolades.

JayCee's The Man
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After arriving at Cypress Bayou Casino everyone enjoyed lunch.

Jeep Jaunt Meal Being Served
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Jeep Jaunters anxiously awaited the live auction while having lunch.

Jeep Jaunt Crowd At CBC
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It was during the live auction that the Falcon family was asked to join JayCee on stage.  Lafayette city parish president Joey Durel’s proclamation was read.

It was an amazing day!

Jeep Jaunt Participants
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Thanks to the Falcon family for such a nice event!

American Lung Association Thank You
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