LWCCG, now over 40 years old, was the second show in the country dedicated to this art form. There are more World Champion and Master Carvers from Louisiana than any other state.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and almost brought this organization to an end. Approximately three fourths of the officers and board members lost their homes and belongings to Katrina, many of whom moved out of state. While Katrina had taken our homes and property, we were not willing to let it take our culture. After three years, we realized that this organization and the Louisiana culture which it supports was too important to let fail. While it has been a difficult struggle to re-organize, things are finally falling into place.