Durel Proclaims Jeep Jaunt Day, Starting Of Engines And Pics [VIDEO]
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.
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.
A record crowd kept volunteers at the registration table extremely busy.
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.
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.
After arriving at Cypress Bayou Casino everyone enjoyed lunch.
Jeep Jaunters anxiously awaited the live auction while having lunch.
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!
Thanks to the Falcon family for such a nice event!