Volunteer of the Year 2017 | Kenny Lejuene


Kenny is a 1980 graduate of Catholic High School in New Iberia and a 1984 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana now known as UL of Lafayette holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Being a New Iberia native I grew up attending many Louisiana Sugarcane Festival activities especially the parades. During those years I watched my father’s band play in the Farmers parade, rode in many parades, walked with my children in the children’s parade and over the last 20 years I’ve had the honor to be a huge part of the Children’s parade. The New Iberia Kiwanis Club has been providing volunteers for the children’s parade for 70+ years. When I joined the club 20 years ago I knew I wanted to be a part of the Festival activities. So taking on the organizing of the Children’s parade volunteers was a no brainer. We are up to 60 volunteers of both Kiwanis Club members and Key Club members from three local High Schools that make it happen in a very safe manner.

I’ve been in banking 36 years and currently employed with Community First Bank and have been for the last 10 years as Vice President. I’m the proud father of 3 beautiful children and 4 amazing grandchildren and just recently celebrated 35 years of marriage to my best friend..