Archive | April, 2013

Our Home & Garden Makeover Winners!!

Published April 27, 2013

Project Save Bogalusa is partnered with the UPS Foundation, Keep Washington Parish Beautiful & United Way of Southeast Louisiana to take part in National Join Hands Day on Saturday May 4th. We solicited nominees for property makeovers and were delighted by the many nominations we received. The Save Bogalusa Nomination Committee made the final decision in tandem with Charlotte Champagne, Executive Director of United Way, who developed the selection criteria; we reviewed four different nomination components: 1-Story 2-Need 3-Expense 4-Location 5-Difficulty of Task. These are our Winners stories: 1)     Cindy Lu Boyer and Boudreaux Boyer, This property wins our veterans […]

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Earth Day 2013

Published April 23, 2013

As a part of our commitment to saving Bogalusa, we believe that preserving our natural environment is critical. In honor of Earth Day, we participated in a few eco-friendly activities around town. Earth Day organizer Emma Dixon along with LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Ronnie Brennan planted a pineapple plant and a blueberry plant in front of the YMCA on Ave U in Bogalusa.  To support the efforts of the Earth Day project,Wendy Williams, executive director of Save Bogalusa, spent the day volunteering her time to the project.  Organizers teamed up with Green Light New Orleans, an organization that promotes reduced […]

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Our First Fundraiser

Published April 23, 2013

Fish Fry Fundraiser Thanks to all of our volunteers and customers who helped make our first fundraiser a huge success. We served over 100 fish fry plates to residents and friends of Bogalusa, surpassing our fundraising goal for this event and raising money for the Home & Lawn Makeovers we will perform as a part of National Join Hands Day on May 4th. Our Winners Two of our three winners were on hand to hear their names announced at the event, Annie Magee & Cindy Lu Boyer were in attendance at the Fish Fundraiser when their names were announced. Not shown here is our […]

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Teaming Up- The United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Published April 12, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that the United Way of Southeast Louisiana has pledged their support for Save Bogalusa’s participation in National Join Hands Day on May 4th! In their letter of support, they state that: “United Way supports opportunities that promote local volunteer engagement and focus on helping families in need. Save Bogalusa is an organization dedicated to community revitalization and enrichment in Bogalusa, Louisiana and we recognize the positive benefits of working together on National Join Hands Day.” We look forward to working with them on this project, and many more to come! Check out the Daily News article about […]

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Learning with Kids and Community Partners

Published April 10, 2013

Save Bogalusa spent an educational morning at Franklinton Elementary School with our community partner, Keep Washington Parish Beautiful (KWPB), along with representatives from the Choctaw Landfill and the LSU Agricultural Center. They talked to two hundred fifth graders about the importance of preserving our community’s natural environment, especially by properly disposing of garbage to prevent pollution in our waterways. We learned some things too, and we can’t wait to work with KWPB building the next generation of environmental stewards in Bogalusa! A special thanks to Troy Barber from KWPB, Lacie from the LSU Agricultural Center, and the manager of the Choctaw […]

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