Congressman Buddy Roemer will pay tribute to local veterans during the annual veterans’ event at 6 p.m. in the Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Memorial Chapel. The event also includes an assortment of Christian and patriotic music by Broadmoor’s singer extraordinaire Tim Magill and by the church’s Good news Gospel Quartet.
The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds from the hayride will go to support the Local 1051 general fund, which covers such expenses as the organization’s scholarship fund, sponsorships for local youth sports teams and the benevolent fund, which helps financially support firefighters and their families in times of need.
One organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people who are waiting on a life-saving organ transplant. In the United States, we have over 180,000 patients waiting for a second chance at life, and we desperately need to raise awareness for more people to become organ donors.
Centenary College announced last week that students entering in fall 2014 will begin their college experience with immersive study in Paris, France. Centenary joins a very small number of colleges and universities across the nation that offers a shared international study experience to first-year students.
“We’re just happy to help,” said proprietor Grant Nuckolls. “Breast cancer is an ongoing battle that affects millions of women, so we’re proud to support the tireless efforts of Komen Northwest Louisiana. In addition to raising funds, we hope that our fun burger brings even more awareness of this very serious disease.
“We are honored to have our Mardi Gras Bash be named as one of ABA’s Top 100 Events for 2014,” said Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “We strive to capitalize on Shreveport-Bossier’s cultural assets to attract more visitors to the area and events such as Mardi Gras Bash allow us to do that.