The 'jeep jaunt' JAM!!, kicking off the registration period for the 9th Annual 'jeep jaunt', attracted hundreds of people and raised money for the American Lung Association.

Several people from all around Acadiana gathered at Sterling Jeep in Opelousas to register for the event, win door prizes, and listen to great music.

'jeep jaunt' shirts, created by Hulco Printers (Shawn Blanchard)

The Beau Young Band really put on a great show, and the food was outstanding!  Dozens of door prizes were given away, and one lucky winner picked up a brand new winch, donated by Gulf Stream Services.

Thanks to the Jeep clubs that showed up, including Louisiana Jeepers, Jeepers Unlimited, All Jacked Up Jeepers, Acadiana Swampcrawlers, Bon Temps Jeeps and others.

If you haven't yet signed up for the 9th Annual 'jeep jaunt', you can do so online!

Don't miss the 'jeep jaunt', coming up on October 26th.  We'll meet up at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard and then ride down to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel for lunch, door prizes and an auction, all to raise money for the American Lung Association!

The 9th Annual 'jeep jaunt' takes place on October 26th. (Staff Photo)