2020 Beneficiaries


Riff (Riff) Ridgel

On August 14, 2010 at the age of 33, Riff Ridgel was injured in a tragic accident which left him a quadriplegic on vent support. Now at age 43, Riff continues to need the constant care of parents and close family members. He uses a sip and puff method on his wheelchair to move independently. To the joy of his medical team, Riff’s condition is considered stable at this point. He especially enjoys spending time with his son, Tristin.


David (Bud) DeArmond

Bud is a 31 year-old husband and father of two who has been diagnosed with Grade II Diffuse Astrocytoma of the spinal cord. This type of cancer is slow growing and ill defined, as small clusters of tumors tend to grow and infiltrate healthy tissue. Since his surgery in April 2019 he has been unable to walk properly, drive, complete daily routines or work. Eventually, as the tumors continue to grow, he will use a wheelchair. Proceeds will be provided to him and his family to help ease some of the financial burden they are enduring.



2020 Entertainment

Zydeco Mike - 2019 Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff Entertainment


Zydeco Mike

11:00am – 4:00pm

Zydeco Mike Frederick’s roots run deep in the Breaux Bridge/Lafayette area. At the age of 7 his cousin handed him his first accordion. Through endless hours of practice and devotion to his Cajun heritage, he taught himself to master his beloved accordion. Over the years he has expended his genre to include zydeco swing and rock and roll.


2019 Sponsors



Ed’s Plumbing
J & D Artistic Designs
JAR Consulting
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
MBR Enterprises, Inc.
MGM Mini Storage
Milton Fence
Sheriff Daniel Edwards
The First, A National Banking Association


Coburn’s Wholesale Distributers
Daryl and Sons Framing
First Guaranty Bank
Gary Stanga, Clerk of Court
Joey Mayeaux
“JR” Matheu, Assessor
Kandy Ray
Kent Trailers
Lamar Advertising
Moen Faucets
Salty Joe’s BBQ
Sherman Q. Mack Attorney at Law
Silver Slipper Casino
Southern Pipe and Supply Co
Tangi Tourism Commission
Tony Lamonte, Mayor, Village of Tickfaw