August 26, 2016
Greetings from Shreveport!
I drove up Monday for meetings and to attend the Lt. Governor's 2016 Tourism Summit. And to be honest, to catch up with a lot of friends I don't get to see as often as I'd like.
Monday night I met up with LK&C columnist Chef Hardette Harris, owner of Chef Services, Inc.; popular local blogger Jada Durden; and Panderina Soumas, founder of Somas Heritage Creole Creations, a line of all natural mixes, sauces, spices, etc. that celebrate her Creole heriage. We had a great dinner at the recently-opened Stone Forks restaurant; we talked for hours, and ate way too much good food. Last night I went to a private event at Red River Brewing, one of the many fantastic craft breweries popping up around the state. Today, I'm making my way back home to New Orleans. Next week we'll return to our regular format.
Many of you have written to ask what you can do to help us out in the wake of the unprecedented flooding earlier this month. The very best thing you can do is plan a visit to Louisiana! While the devastation in the affected areas was awful, and in many cases complete, the vast majority of the state is open for business. We're heading into our second big festival season of the year, and we'd love to see you! Meanwhile, below is a partial list of the organizations seeking donations specifically for helping those affected by the floods.
As I wrote last week, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank flooded; they are actively seeking donations to help rebuild. Until they can get back up and running, Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana is filling in; the Acadiana office has flood victims in their area also. They are requesting non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and/or cash donations; if you are not local, you can make a cash donation on their website. Every dollar helps.
Groups across St. Tammany Parish have formed STPCares: details here.
Our governor sent out the following links this afternoon:
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