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Fall in love with Shreveport-Bossier

Friday, 1 October, 2010 12:25 by ahaney

Shreveport-Bossier, La. – There’s a pulse that you can’t miss, a blend of American cultures, where Texas cattle country brushes shoulders with Cajun spice.  Where life is simple and our hearts are big.  Cupid, or the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has its sights set on area residents and we want them to Fall in Love with Shreveport-Bossier all over again.   Rediscover what makes Shreveport-Bossier so loveable with fall festivals and events like the Red River Revel Arts Festival, Oct. 2-9, Brew…A Premier Beer Tasting Event, Oct. 16; State Fair of Louisiana, Oct. 21-Nov. 7, Holiday Trail of Lights, Nov. 20-Jan. 1, and Independence Bowl, Dec. 27.  There is something for everyone.  Join us on Facebook and sign up for a chance to win a vacation package for two, in the Fall in Love Sweepstakes.  It comes complete with a two-night hotel stay and tickets to area festivals and attractions.  Whether you visit for a day or stay for a lifetime, you can’t help but fall in love with Shreveport-Bossier.

Love starts here.  What began life as a log-jammed river port, has now become home to an impressive convention center, world-class hotels, family-friendly lodges, and charming bed and breakfasts. Our dining is unparalleled.  We offer cuisines from all over the world as well as our own home-town version of East Texas Cajun. And who could forget the shopping. From the malls to specialty boutiques throughout the city and on the riverfront, the Louisiana Boardwalk.

We add the spice to love and life.  In Shreveport-Bossier our artistic and musical traditions run deep. Elvis got his start here during the Louisiana Hayride. Our many museums tell the story of other famous musicians, stars, explorers and tycoons who called Shreveport-Bossier home. You can experience a modern day blending of traditions at our concerts, festivals and nightclubs that offer a variety of musical styles.

Celebrate love and life.  As Southerners, we do like to have fun. What better way to celebrate life on the Red River than an almost non-stop series of festivals and events the Highlight the cultural heritage of music, food and art in Shreveport-Bossier. From the first warm breeze of spring into the cool weather of fall, as some of us say, “Let the good times roll!” And that includes gaming on our glittering riverboats, offering entertainment, fun and the good life.

Home is where the heart is.  As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change, we see the bright red, white, and blue tents fill the Festival Plaza; the first indication that the Red River Revel and Brew are drawing near.  Soon after carnival rides and food booths start filling the Fairgrounds and the hearts of children warm as they think of the State Fair of Louisiana.  With so much to do this Fall, Shreveport-Bossier is the perfect place to stay, play and fall in love.

Follow us on Facebook and you could win our Fall in Love Sweepstakes which includes a two night hotel stay, four tickets to the Red River Revel and four tickets to Sci-Port.

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We are scaring up a spooktacular time during the 13 Days of Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 31

Friday, 1 October, 2010 12:20 by ahaney

Shreveport-Bossier, La. – Tales of terror, shrieks of delight, screams of horror and pumpkins alight. Have a ghoulishly good time in Shreveport-Bossier during the 13 Days of Halloween. Check out our recommendations for frighteningly fun events that run Oct. 19-31.

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Pumpkin Patch at St. Luke's United Methodist Church
The Pumpkin Patch is a mission project for St. Luke's, and 100 percent of the profits made are given to local missions. In addition to pumpkins, cookbooks, T-shirts, baked goods and much more can be found at the patch. This is a free family event that is guaranteed to add to a memorable Fall. The Pumpkin Patch will be open Oct. 3-31, Sunday, 12-7 p.m., Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Call (318) 868-3613 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Corn Maze at Country Fun Farms
Come get lost on 8.5 acres of land in over five miles of pathways. This year’s maze design is inspired by “Billy the Exterminator, the A&E television series.” Friday and Saturday night’s introduce you to a haunted maze full of frightful ghouls and characters at every turn. The Corn Maze is a family event that opens Sept. 25 – Nov. 20, every Friday -Sunday Children 3 and under get in free, tickets for ages and 4 and up are $10-20. The scheduled times and dates change daily. Visit the Corn Maze at www.dixiemaze.com for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 21
The State Fair of Louisiana kicks off at the Fair Grounds
Football, zydeco music, thrilling rides and games of all kinds all go together like a good pot of zesty gumbo at this year’s State Fair of Louisiana, Oct. 21-Nov. 7. Fair organizers have simply outdone themselves this year.

Check out their haunted house brought to you by the Gaslight Players. This year the title is Gentleman Death Shocktale with a theme of Imaginaruim of Immortals. See the collection of sword swallowers, clowns, and other sideshow freaks.

The Freakshow will be open everyday of the Fair. Hour of operation are weekdays 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday -Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - closing. Cost is $5 in addition to gate admission.

The State Fair has a special Opening Day deal for you. Admission and parking are free on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., admission and parking are $1 and Bill Lowery Carnival rides are $1 each. Many food items also will be $1.

After opening day, ticket prices are $8 for gate admission or $28 for an all-inclusive pass that includes admission and rides. Fun passes cost $75 per person for all 14 days of fun.
For more information call 318-635-1361.

Friday, Oct. 22
Monster Mash at Artscare
Artscare Monster Mash at Artspace will have all the guys and ghouls dressed in their best and scariest on October 22. Artscare is an annual fundraising costume party for Shreveport Regional Arts Council held at Artspace. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $25. So, dust off your most frightening monster wear and head out to dance the night away with other fright-minded party-goers.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Scary Central at the Louisiana Boardwalk
Visit the Party Central Haunted House: Scary Central's Big Top of Terror at the Louisiana Boardwalk. This haunt features a carnival theme under a large "big top tent" with a terrifying elevator ride, darkened maze, twisted clowns and surprises around every corner.
This family event begins 7p.m. – 12a.m., Sept. 30-Halloween night, Thursday – Sunday for the weeks of September 30 – October 24, then Wednesday – Sunday the week of Halloween night: October 27 – 31.

Sunday, Oct. 24
Trunk or Treat at Asbury Methodist Church
Head to Bossier City and check out the Asbury Methodist Church “Trunk or Treat” event from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 24. This free and safe trick-or-treat alternative allows people of all ages to go trunk to trunk of decorated vehicles and scare up a bag full of treats.

Monday, Oct. 25
Spooky Science Week Begins at Sci-Port
Watch mad scientists summon the Sci-Port Ghost and conjure up a Witch's Brew. Be amazed by the eerie Frankenhand. See Glow-in-the-Dark Slime and Ghost Crystals. Learn the science behind strange spectacles in their CheMystery production. Have your face painted like a ghost or goblin, make your own Itsy-Bitsy Spider or Edible Blood, and learn nighttime safety tips just in time forSci-Port's Tricks & Treats Night. Spooky Science week is from Oct. 25-29 and the events begin at 4 p.m. daily. Rustle up more information on more “spooky” events at www.sciport.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Haunted Tours at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium
Has Elvis really left the building? Take a haunted tour at the Municipal Auditorium and you might get a chance to see the King or one of the many other Rock-&-Roll legends that have played at the Municipal. The October tour will be held from 4-6 p.m., Oct. 28. Admission is $10 per person.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Pumpkin Shine on Line at Betty Virginia Park
The Pumpkin Shine on Line event offers up an evening of unusual spectacles. Want to see a serviceman, arm raised in salute to his country, stand near a gigantic candy apple, a pink dog, spotted brown, sitting next to her dog house, and a pumpkin painted in many different colors? Well, you can, and they are all part of the nearly one thousand jack-o-laterns that will line the trails in and around Betty Virginia Park for the 19th annual Pumpkin Shine on Line event, 5-7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. This event is free and fun for the entire family.

Thursday, Oct. 28
Ultimate Fear Haunted House at 1035 Texas Ave.
According to police reports, the Edwards, a crazed, sadistic family residing in a farmhouse in north Shreveport went on a murdering spree from 1976-78. Upon investigation of the farmhouse, police discovered the tortured bodies of several reported missing people. The Edwards’ were taken to trial, convicted of their crimes, and were placed in an insane asylum. Somehow, the Edwards’ managed to escape and have evaded police for over 30 years. Recent sightings have placed the Edwards in the heart of Shreveport. Many believe the family is back to unleash their terror on anyone who happens upon their land. Do you dare?

If so, check out the Ultimate Fear Haunted House, Oct.1-31. Tickets are $16 each. Must be 13 years or older to participate. For more information log on to www.ultimatefear.com.

Friday, Oct. 29
Night of the Living Dead at Eastbank Theatre

On October 29, The Eastbank Theatre will present the stage rendition of George A. Romero’s classic Zombie film “Night of the Living Dead.” The fall out from a satellite
probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. Are you brave enough to watch the terror? The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. Call 318-741-8310 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 30
Areas Largest Costume Party featuring the Molly Ringwalds at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
On October 30, The Molly Rigwalds, the world’s greatest 80’s tribute band, will have you spell-bound as they perform their best 80’s covers at the Horseshoe Riverdome. Rustle up your best costume and hit the dance floor. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. This event will sell out fast! Go to www.riverdome.com to order your tickets today.

Sunday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat…if you dare!
Wrap up your 13 Days of haunting, fiendish activities, and spine tingling thrills on Oct. 31. Gather the family and Trick-or Treat in your scariest costumes.

The Spirit of the Red River Cruise will be offering a Halloween Tour on the Red River. The tour lasts one hour and will have a story teller on board. The cruise starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 318-564-3560 or 318-286-4899 for additional information or to make reservations.

Whatever you decide to sink your teeth into, Shreveport-Bossier City has something for the whole family to find scarily fun.

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We are scaring up a spooktacular time during the 13 Days of Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 31.

Monday, 27 September, 2010 11:07 by ahaney

Tales of terror, shrieks of delight, screams of horror and pumpkins alight.   Have a ghoulishly good time in Shreveport-Bossier during the 13 Days of Halloween. Check out our recommendations for frighteningly fun events that run Oct. 19-31. 

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Pumpkin Patch at St. Luke's United Methodist Church

The Pumpkin Patch is a mission project for St. Luke's, and 100 percent of the profits made are given to local missions. In addition to pumpkins, cookbooks, T-shirts, baked goods and much more can be found at the patch. This is a free family event that is guaranteed to add to a memorable Fall.  The Pumpkin Patch will be open Oct. 3-31, Sunday, 12-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Call (318) 868-3613 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Corn Maze at Country Fun Farms

Come get lost on 8.5 acres of land in over five  miles of pathways. This year’s maze design is inspired by “Billy the Exterminator, the A&E television series.” Friday and Saturday night’s introduce you to a haunted maze full of frightful ghouls and characters at every turn. The Corn Maze is a family event that opens Sept. 25 – Nov. 20, every Friday -Sunday Children 3 and under get in free, tickets for ages and 4 and up are $10-20. The scheduled times and dates change daily. Visit the Corn Maze at www.dixiemaze.com for more information

Thursday, Oct. 21
The State Fair of Louisiana kicks off at the Fair Grounds

Football, zydeco music, thrilling rides and games of all kinds all go together like a good pot of zesty gumbo at this year’s State Fair of Louisiana, Oct. 21-Nov. 7. Fair organizers have simply outdone themselves this year.

Check out their haunted house brought to you by the Gaslight Players. This year the title is Gentleman Death Shocktale with a theme of Imaginaruim of Immortals. See the collection of sword swallowers, clowns, and other sideshow freaks.

The Freakshow will be open everyday of the Fair.  Hour of operation are weekdays 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday -Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - closing. Cost is $5 in addition to gate admission.

The State Fair has a special Opening Day deal for you. Admission and parking are free on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., admission and parking are $1 and Bill Lowery Carnival rides are $1 each. Many food items also will be $1.

After opening day, ticket prices are $8 for gate admission or $28 for an all-inclusive pass that includes admission and rides. Fun passes cost $75 per person for all 14 days of fun. For more information call 318-635-1361.

Friday, Oct. 22
Monster Mash at Artscare

Artscare Monster Mash at Artspace will have all the guys and ghouls dressed in their best and scariest on October 22.  Artscare is an annual fundraising costume party for Shreveport Regional Arts Council held at Artspace. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $25.  So, dust off your most frightening monster wear and head out to dance the night away with other fright-minded party-goers.

Saturday, Oct. 23
Scary Central at the Louisiana Boardwalk

Visit the Party Central Haunted House: Scary Central's Big Top of Terror at the Louisiana Boardwalk. This haunt features a carnival theme under a large "big top tent"

with a terrifying elevator ride, darkened maze, twisted clowns and surprises around every corner.
This family event begins 7p.m. – 12a.m., Sept. 30-Halloween night, Thursday – Sunday for the weeks of September 30 – October 24, then Wednesday – Sunday the week of Halloween night: October 27 – 31.

Sunday, Oct. 24
Trunk or Treat at Asbury Methodist Church

Head to Bossier City and check out the Asbury Methodist Church “Trunk or Treat” event from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 24. This free and safe trick-or-treat alternative allows people of all ages to go trunk to trunk of decorated vehicles and scare up a bag full of treats.

Monday, Oct. 25
Spooky Science Week Begins at Sci-Port

Watch mad scientists summon the Sci-Port Ghost and conjure up a Witch's Brew. Be amazed by the eerie Frankenhand. See Glow-in-the-Dark Slime and Ghost Crystals. Learn the science behind strange spectacles in their CheMystery production. Have your face painted like a ghost or goblin, make your own Itsy-Bitsy Spider or Edible Blood, and learn nighttime safety tips just in time for Sci-Port's Tricks & Treats Night.  Spooky Science week is from Oct. 25-29 and the events begin at 4 p.m. daily. Rustle up more information on more “spooky” events at www.sciport.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Haunted Tours at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium

Has Elvis really left the building? Take a haunted tour at the Municipal Auditorium and you might get a chance to see the King or one of the many other Rock-&-Roll legends that have played at the Municipal. The October tour will be held from 4-6 p.m., Oct. 28. Admission is $10 per person.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Pumpkin Shine on Line at Betty Virginia Park

The Pumpkin Shine on Line event offers up an evening of unusual spectacles. Want to see a serviceman, arm raised in salute to his country, stand near a gigantic candy apple, a pink dog, spotted brown, sitting next to her dog house, and a pumpkin painted in many different colors? Well, you can, and they are all part of the nearly one thousand jack-o-laterns that will line the trails in and around Betty Virginia Park for the 19th annual Pumpkin Shine on Line event, 5-7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. This event is free and fun for the entire family.

Thursday, Oct. 28
Ultimate Fear Haunted House at 1035 Texas Ave.

According to police reports, the Edwards, a crazed, sadistic family residing in a farmhouse in north Shreveport went on a murdering spree from 1976-78. Upon investigation of the farmhouse, police discovered the tortured bodies of several reported missing people. The Edwards’ were taken to trial, convicted of their crimes, and were placed in an insane asylum. Somehow, the Edwards’ managed to escape and have evaded police for over 30 years. Recent sightings have placed the Edwards in the heart of Shreveport. Many believe the family is back to unleash their terror on anyone who happens upon their land. Do you dare?
If so, check out the Ultimate Fear Haunted House, Oct.1-31. Tickets are $16 each. Must be 13 years or older to participate. For more information log on to www.ultimatefear.com.

Friday, Oct. 29
Night of the Living Dead at Eastbank Theatre

On October 29, The Eastbank Theatre will present the stage rendition of George A. Romero’s classic Zombie film “Night of the Living Dead.” The fall out from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. Are you brave enough to watch the terror? The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. Call 318-741-8310 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 30
Areas Largest Costume Party featuring the Molly Ringwalds at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

On October 30, The Molly Rigwalds, the world’s greatest 80’s tribute band, will have you spell-bound as they perform their best 80’s covers at the Horseshoe Riverdome. Rustle up your best costume and hit the dance floor. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. This event will sell out fast! Go to www.riverdome.com to order your tickets today.

Sunday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat…if you dare!

Wrap up your 13 Days of haunting, fiendish activities, and spine tingling thrills on Oct. 31. Gather the family and Trick-or Treat in your scariest costumes.

The Spirit of the Red River Cruise will be offering a Halloween Tour on the Red River. The tour lasts one hour and will have a story teller on board. The cruise starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 318-564-3560 or 318-286-4899 for additional information or to make reservations.

Whatever you decide to sink your teeth into, Shreveport-Bossier City has something for the whole family to find scarily fun.

    
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The Ultimate Fear will feed on the deepest recesses of the human psyche to extract the true fears of visitors

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 11:35 by ahaney

September 14, 2010

According to police reports, a horrific tragedy befell a group of campers in April of 1976. The Foursome went hiking in the woods off of Highway 1, on the outskirts of Shreveport, La. When the campers didn’t return home, loved ones filed missing person’s reports to local police. After months of searching with no results, the case was deemed an unsolved mystery and locked away in police archives.

Over the next 18 months, dozens of individuals were reported missing, all linked to the same remote area north of Shreveport. Police and search teams scoured the region, but yet again turned up with nothing. Several months later, officials received a call about a domestic disturbance at an old farmhouse that belonged to the Edwards’ family. When the family refused to cooperate, police forcibly entered the home. The result was one of the bloodiest shootouts in Louisiana history.

Upon investigation of the farmhouse, police discovered the tortured bodies of several of the missing people. The Edwards’ were taken to trial, convicted of their crimes, and were placed in an insane asylum. Somehow, the Edwards’ managed to escape and have evaded police for over 30 years.

Recent sightings have placed the Edwards in the heart of Shreveport. Many believe the family is back to unleash their terror on anyone who happens upon their land. Do you dare?

The Ultimate Fear Haunted House, located at 1035 Texas Ave., opens at 7 p.m., Oct. 1. The attraction will once again scare thousands of patrons in its second season with movie quality sets and scares that come from every direction! Do you know your limits?

All proceeds from opening night will be donated to the Kidd's Kids Foundation.

Shreveport-Bossier is full of relaxing modern conveniences wrapped in welcoming Southern charm. We take care of our visitors like family, filling you up with our tastiest food and treating you to as much entertainment as you want.  We are Louisiana's Other Side, and here, we are a mix of wide-open Texas spirit and spicy Cajun attitude. We took the best of big Texas and the tastiest of Louisiana and blended it into our own brand of entertainment and fun.  With so much to do in Shreveport-Bossier…why go anywhere else?!  Fall in love with Shreveport-Bossier! To learn more about all there is to see and do in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.shreveportbossierfunguide.com.
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Dancing with Daffodils- September Horticulture Presentation

Monday, 13 September, 2010 11:57 by ahaney

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:  
Whitney Lary
(318) 673-7703


 "And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils." -William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Join Mary Lou McFarland as she gives a presentation on daffodils at the Barnwell Garden and Art Center, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14. McFarland is a master gardener who specializes in self-sustaining bulb gardens. She has taught classes on bulbs for the Northeast Master Gardener landscaping classes and is a sought-after speaker by garden clubs and luncheon groups for her talks on daffodils.

Having lived in both north and south Louisiana, she is keenly aware of the different requirements and possibilities of both areas. The thousands of daffodils on her property have earned her the nickname, “The Daffodil Lady".

The program, "Dancing with Daffodils,” is free. Door prizes will be available and light refreshments will be served. Registration for the lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Barnwell is located at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport. For more information call 318-673-7703.


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SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR PORT CITY CLASSIC

Friday, 3 September, 2010 9:10 by ahaney

September 2, 2010


Ticket sales for Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend Port City Classic have already reached over 26,000!  According to sports officials at Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University, as of close of business today, Thursday, September 2, 2010, GSU reported 15,000 tickets sold and LA Tech 11,000 sold.  And they estimate at least another 8,000 tickets, between the two schools, will be sold by game day, Saturday, September 4, 2010.  Fans can continue to buy tickets Saturday at Independence Stadium.  The ticket office opens that morning at 10:00 AM.

“The numbers are outstanding,” says an excited Mayor Cedric B. Glover.  “However I’m concerned about the ease and availability of parking for the thousands of fans attending the Port City Classic.  So that everyone will have an enjoyable experience, we are offering a convenient, comfortable, air conditioned, shuttle bus service to the game from Mall St. Vincent.”

 Shuttle Service will begin at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2010. 
 Buses will pick up fans on the Northeast side of Mall St. Vincent (near Dillards).
 The cost is $5.00 roundtrip (cash) for adults and FREE for children 12 years old and under.
 Kick-off is 6:00 PM and shuttle service will continue to depart from Mall St. Vincent until 7:00 PM.       
 Fans using the shuttle service will be dropped off in front of Independence Stadium, on Greenwood Road, at the North end of the stadium.
 After the game, buses will be lined up at the drop-off/pick-up site to return fans to their vehicles at Mall St. Vincent.
 Signs will be posted and persons will be available, to assist fans using the shuttle service.
   


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SUPER DERBY PRELUDE DAY EVENTS

Monday, 30 August, 2010 8:40 by ahaney

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact:
              
Jessica Oliver
Office (318) 741-7800
Cell phone (318) 207-7363

August 30, 2010

A Full Day of Fun – Saturday, August 28th!


Louisiana Downs is excited to invite the finest vocal sounds to the home of the Super Derby during auditions for Super Derby Star.  Every Saturday, August 28– September 18, anyone 18 years old or older can audition to become the next Super Derby Star. The winning singer earns $250 plus dinner for two at Jack Binion’s Steakhouse and will sing the National Anthem to the thousands in attendance and those watching around the world on Super Derby Day.  The contest is free to enter. 
The first audition will begin at 10:30 a.m., August 28; check-in is at 10:15 a.m.  Five contestants each week will compete for Super Derby Stardom.  To reserve an audition, call Allie Blake at 318-752-6952 or email ablake1@harrahs.com.
Visit www.ladowns.com for more information or to print a registration form.  Walk-ins are welcome if five contestants are not present on audition day and will be accepted on a first come basis. Auditions will be held at Louisiana Downs in the Inside Rail, located in the pavilion. Super Derby Star is part of the Super Derby Festival which includes a series of events leading up to the 31st running of the Super Derby, the premiere race at Louisiana Downs. This year the race is worth $500,000 and will be contested on Saturday, September 25.

Military Appreciation
Louisiana Downs proudly supports our American soldiers and to show their appreciation, they are offering buy one draft beer, get the second free to members of the armed forces on August 28!  Must show your military I.D. and must be 21 or older to buy and/or consume alcoholic beverages. 
Media Race
Give back while watching your favorite media personality. On Saturday, August 28, at noon, watch your favorite radio DJs, news reporters, and newspaper columnists compete against one another in the race for the gold. Each racer will represent their favorite local charity. You can help by placing $5 wagers on your winning prediction. All proceeds benefit the winner’s charity of choice. Featured charities include the American Red Cross, The Providence House, ASPCA, Shriner’s, and more! 
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The 4th Annual Twin City Bomber Bash

Friday, 20 August, 2010 12:50 by ahaney

NEWS RELEASE

August 20, 2010

The 4th Annual Twin City Bomber Bash: Rat Rod and Custom Car and Bike Show will be held 6-9 p.m., Sept. 10, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 11 at Rodeway Inn, 3033 Hilton Dr., Bossier City. Head out to see pre-1969 traditional hot-rods, custom vehicles, bikes, and the Miss Bomber Bash Pageant with a swap-meet, free bands and a drive-in showing of American Graffiti.

There will be 28 cities from three states represented and an estimated 700 attendees. If you want to register your car or bike, the entry fee is $25. Public admission is free. Call Chris Goad at 318-470-4605 for more information.

 

 

The 3rd Annual American Cancer Society’s Baron’s Ball to Be Held at Fox Creek Farms

Friday, 20 August, 2010 12:50 by ahaney

NEWS RELEASE

August 20, 2010

You are invited to a party with a purpose: the Third Annual American Cancer Society’s Baron’s Ball, 7 p.m., August 21. Dust off your boots, put on your jeans and your cowboy hat and mosey on down the trail to Fox Creek Farms, 11958 Ellerbe Rd., Shreveport, for a casual, western-themed evening full of fun and festivities to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Partygoers will enjoy great food, drinks, games and prizes, live and silent auctions, fabulous entertainment and goody bags. The Texas Trailhands will provide the evening’s musical entertainment.
This year’s Honorary Chairman is Jennifer Bland. Mrs. Bland’s husband, Jason, was the head athletic trainer at Airline High School and he taught a sports medicine class at the Bossier Parish Technical School.  Jason Bland passed away June 7 from cancer.  
Proceeds from the Baron’s Ball go to the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research and free programs and services for local cancer patients like Jason Bland. The local office has been providing these services thanks to the generosity of private donations made by businesses and individuals. Now that’s a reason for a party!
Tickets are $100-$1250. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society office at 318-219-1668 or the event chairman, Julie Colvin at julie1267@comcast.net or visit http://main.acsevents.org.

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SPAR’S 2010 CITY AMATEUR MATCH PLAY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 15:20 by ahaney

August 18, 2010

Shreveport, La.- Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) rescheduled 2010 City Amateur Match Play Golf Championship is set for October 8-10 at Querbes Park Golf Course, 3500 Beverly Place.  This tournament, sponsored by the City of Shreveport, is open to all male amateur golfers.  All players must qualify on September 25-26 or October 2-4, 2010.  All skill levels may participate.

Entry fee is $85.00 per player (includes green fee).  Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday only.  Entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., October 6. The event is limited to 120 golfers. All players during qualifying round must have someone who is playing in the tournament or have a marker with them for scoring.

Applications are available at Huntington Pro Shop, Querbes Pro Shop and online at www.myspar.org. Entries may be mailed or dropped off at Querbes Pro Shop, 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport or Huntington Park Golf Course, 8300 Pines Road, Shreveport.

For more information call 318-673-7773.


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