LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) –The Lafayette Public Library will celebrate its rich history when it holds its annual awards celebration next month.

With the theme Alyce in Bayouland, the event will be a dress-up cocktail party on June 10 at the Palmetto Club in the Lafayette Oil Center.

Our very own, Dalfred Jones will be this year’s emcée, and Jillian Dickerson with the Lafayette Better Business Bureau will be the featured speaker.

Dickerson is reportedly set to discuss the critical role that libraries play in the social, cultural, and economic life of our community.  

Following her speech, the organization will present awards to many in the community for their outstanding work done throughout the year.

With a milestone of over $1M in donations reached during the semi-annual book sales, the event will honor a few people who worked tirelessly to make it happen.  

Carol Trosclair, who has served on the Foundation Board for the past 6 years, serving a term as Vice President, will be presented with this year’s Foundation Award.  

Trosclair is a petroleum landman, and active in professional and community organizations having served on the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen Board and the Keep Lafayette Beautiful Board, and she is a member of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Women of Wisdom, as well a number of other civic organizations. 

She has also raised tens of thousands of dollars for the UL Foundation in support of the David Trosclair Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology.

A tireless supporter of the Parish Libraries for decades, this year’s big award, the President’s Award, will be presented to Joan Wingate.

Tickets for the event are $35, and can be purchased here.