'Rhinestone Roundup 2014' set March 15 in DeRidder

The following is a news release from BeauCARE:

DERIDDER -- BeauCARE is pleased to announce that Amerisafe Inc. is the 2014 Titanium Sponsor for the 8th Annual Rhinestone Roundup – Denim & Diamonds Gala.

The company’s sponsorship included a donation in the amount of $10,000 for the event, which is BeauCARE’s largest annual event. This year’s primary sponsor’s also includes the Louisiana Office of Tourism.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the Beauregard Parish Civic Center – Covered Arena in collaboration with the Beauregard Police Jury – Covered Arena Committee.

The highly anticipated event includes a concert by award-winning Neal McCoy, silent/live auctions, concessions, craft vendors, the Rhinestone Round Up Stampede 5k, Miss Rhinestone Round Up, Split the Boot, and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available for $25.

Geoff Banta has been honored as the 2014 Rhinestone Sheriff for his support of BeauCARE’s programs and services to children and families in the Beauregard Parish Community. Banta has also served on the BeauCARE Board of Directors and other SWLA philanthropic projects.  

Rhinestone Round Up is always anticipated as a boot-scootin’ evening of fun while promoting BeauCARE and its programs.

“The 8th Annual Rhinestone Roundup will undoubtedly be our best event yet! It can’t get any better than a great concert by a talent like Neal McCoy and an evening of boot-scootin’ fun while helping the children and families of our area,” said Annette Duplechin, Executive Director of BeauCARE.

BeauCARE is a member of the United Way of Southwest Louisiana family of agencies and has provided programs to the SWLA area since 1991. The agency provides programs such as After School Homework Help, Healthy Snack, Tutoring, Supervised Visitation, Summer Food Service Program, Incrediball, West Park Pool management, Aqua Aerobics, American Red Cross swimming lessons, Fun-Ed classes, and is the grantee for the BeauCARE Head Start program as well as many other community programs that serve residents of Beauregard Parish and the Southwest Louisiana.

Corporate and individual sponsorships are available for various denominations and benefit packages. Event tickets, which are $25, can be purchased online at, Curious Cargo, at BeauCARE Office at 628 High School Drive, or by calling 337-462-2273. BeauCARE can also be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.

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