Friday, March 31, 2023 The History of Bunk Johnson

Friday, March 31st
Sliman Theatre
129 East Main St.

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You might know Gilbert “Doc” Thomas from his work as an Allstate Insurance Agent or from one of his many civic involvements in Iberia Parish. But you might not know how wide spread his community work truly is. His resume would read something along the lines of: Former Board President and Member of the Dauterive Hospital Board for 10 years. Vice President & Coordinator of the Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival. Honor Club President of the Sugarland Optimist Club. Volunteer Insurance Presenter for Step Up Iberia. Judge of Iberia Parish Middle School Student of the Year for 20 years. Finance Committee at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Board of Managers for the Boys & Girls Club. And that’s only scratching the surface.

Judge Charles L. Porter

In 1967 Charles Lee Porter  graduated from Jonas Henderson Sr. High School in New Iberia, La.  He attended Southern University and awarded a degree in Political Science in 1971.  After  college he enlisted and served in the U. S. Marine Corp.  Charles attended and graduated from the Southern University Law Center in 1976 with academic honors serving as Editor-in-Chief  of the Southern University Law Review.