3rd Annual Food Truck Block Party benefiting the Gingerbread House
The Gingerbread House is excited to partner with several amazing local businesses for this day of good food, shopping, and family fun. Save the date for April 7, 2018! For more information on the event, please visit the “Food Truck Block Party 2018” Facebook event page.
Food trucks participating in this event include:
BeauxJax Mobile Cajun Eatery, Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, McCoy’s Butcher Block, Sophie’s Italian Ice, Uneeda Taco, and Yes We’re Cookin’. There will be TWO contests for best food truck: judges’ choice and people’s choice. People’s choice will be chosen by voting of the public by purchasing $1.00 voting cards.
Judges’ choice will be chosen by a panel of Shreveport/ Bossier celebrities including: Biskie Duncan with Q97, Al B with 102.1, Karen Edwards with KMSS Fox 33, Carter Breeze with K94.5, Jada Durden with “Loving This Life!”, and Krewe of Centaur King and Queen, Randy Long and Paige Porter.
This event will also include multiple local vendors and artists to shop from in between enjoying delicious food. Vendors will be selling items like handmade jewelry, clothing, original artwork, cosmetics & skincare products, and locally brewed coffee.
Make sure to bring the whole family out to this kidfriendly event as we will also have a kids area with fun activities provided by Bossier Arts Council and Bricks 4 Kidz.
To finish out our Block Party, we will be drawing a winner for our “Help the Hurt…Win a Meal” raffle. Tickets for this raffle will be available for purchase for $5 each. Tickets are also available for purchase prior to the Block Party at our office, 1700 Buckner Square, Suite 101, Shreveport, LA 71101. For more information and details of this raffle, please visit the Gingerbread House Facebook page.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Gingerbread House, an Accredited Children's Advocacy Center, dedicated to helping child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through the comprehensive Child Advocacy Program, which includes forensic interviews, multidisciplinary investigations, child life, family advocacy, professional training, and prevention education in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto, and surrounding parishes. To give you an even better idea of the impact Gingerbread House is able to make in our community as a result of donor support, we’d like to share with you our progress in 2017:
770 children received forensic interviews, multidisciplinary investigations, child life, and family advocacy services, averaging 64 forensic interviews per month.
179 child victims & their non-offending caregivers received counseling services.
As part of our prevention efforts, over 20,616 children and adults participated in educational outreach sessions.