Last Modified: Saturday, September 15, 2012 5:52 PM
Alpha males from all over the community will be able to celebrate what’s great about being a guy at the first KPLC Man Expo on Sept. 15 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
The event will feature demonstrations and booths on hunting, football, fishing and grilling, and promises to offer something for anyone with a Y chromosome.
Cecile Cutrer Fontenot, KPLC-TV account executive and event coordinator, said that though the station has helped put on other expos and events, this is the first one to target area men.
“Some of our sister stations in the state have been doing this, and they’ve had great results,” she said. “We went to one in the Lafayette area called the Outdoor Expo, and it was just wonderful, so we’re trying to copy the success of that.”
Representatives from KPLC said the Man Expo is about celebrating the things that men typically love like hunting, fishing, cycling, farming, golfing, cooking and home improvement projects, and will have vendors to cater to that crowd.
There will be ATVs, RVs, boats, trucks, kayaks, canoes and race cars on display and for sale, as well as a football throw; car smash; golfing, archery and laser tag demonstrations; and the ultimate man cave.
Though the event is targeted at men, Fontenot said she expects many men will bring their wives and children — who enjoy some of the same activities as their husbands and fathers.
“It will be a family affair,” she said, “with a kid’s zone with a rock wall, helicopter rides around the civic center, a dunking booth and snow cones.”
Fontenot said that even though the event has yet to take place, the early response has been positive and the station has already begun planning a two-day event for 2013.
Entry to this year’s expo, which will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is $5 at the door.
Posted By: Eric Fry, Sr. On: 9/14/2012
Title: Our Young Men
Hopefully this expo will be a powerful vehical for personal change in many young men lives and not and avenue for them to loose focus on unimportant things. Young men grow through interactions with other men, by sharing each others lifre experiences. Through authentic sharing with other men, young men can get clear feedback on how they are leading thier lives and support for where they want to go.