Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
As I stood looking across the Riser Elementary school parking lot I was amazed by the creativity of this state actually of a tri state area. Several floats came from Arkansas and Mississippi. The first float I looked at had a wreaked car and a clothes line full of socks and underwear that were a sight, next in line I saw a complete deer camp, wait look there are the hunters tied up by the deer. I took a second look and saw a group of boys decorating their four wheelers and after that --floats as far as I could see. In all over 400 entries last year made up a parade that started at the front of the school and went around the school twice and then onto a side street for the Santa floats. It took over an hour just to get the parade rolling and clear the lot.
The 3rd annual bawcomville redneck Christmas parade is rolling out again this year the first Saturday of December . Saturday , Dec 5th,2009- line up starts at 7:30 and then the parade rolls into the street at 10am. it is $10.00 and a new children's toy for all entries large or small. The money goes toward adding to the toy selection for the kids of Bawcomville , la . Bawcomville is a small township right out of west Monroe, la. The first people or groups to sign up will get the prime front of the line.So hurry call 318-388-5858 and reserve your space and get your money in. Riser School is located at 100 Price St,in Bawcomville / West Monroe, La .
KEDM Summer Beer Tasting
Join the Friends of KEDM Thursday, July 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Tonore's Wine Cellar in Monroe for a variety of domestic and from Marsala Beverage.
The KEDM Summer Beer Tasting features appetizers from the KEDM Cookbook and the award-winning Bar-B-Q of Rhoda Brown's Smokin' Fatties.
Admission is $10 at the door, with special pricing on mouth-watering Bar-B-Q.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Where else can you go to bed hot and wake up hot again. After leaving in Las vegas I swear it is hotter in Louisiana due to the water in the air . Learning how to direct to clients in this weather is interesting to say the least. I am doing more selling over the phone and on facebook. Facebook is amazing last night , I wrote about Cypress Inn still having crawfish until July 4th and they got so many calls. It makes them a believer . Social media is the way of the future just got to figure out how to use it !
In the picture is Cypress Inn owner Vic Hendricks and his son Bruin. Cypress Inn is in Monroe , la . facebook Cypress Inn
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Today is the day for all of the politicos to get a par on the back and spend time talking about their roles. Whatever ! But if it gets us the money they can talk away. I really don't care who gets the credit just am glad something good is happening. Let the good times roll in Northeast La.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Looking at my desk , it is a world of tidbits of stories and scraps of paper along with notes to myself. I want to take a day to catch up and get all of the stories out of my head and into a niche so I can do something with it (story). Do you ever think that will happen. Stories wake me up at night taking a life of their own.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
www.starrhomeplace.org in Oak Ridge is a plantation home that carries with it seven museums of history and also touts itself on the cultural economy of Louisiana. A place for artists, potters, quilters, jewelry makers, writers and anyone that has a desire to create, to work on their passions in an environment that will nuture their crafts. Seems Louisiana wrote a big book thru the lt. Gov office about cultural economy but forgot to tell the state people that give out it's funds of survival for keeping such a place in time available and running. I can go on and on, I work with and see so many non-profits thinking out of the box but the state is not seeing these groups , maybe they have on rose colored glasses or blinders. Open your eyes we need these to keep our heart pumping.
Monday, June 8, 2009
S & J Farm and Feed on Thomas Road in West Monroe. First up was sending to all people in the commercial on their facebook, then upload to u-tube , then twitter then blog, final stop is the actual tv run. Smart marketers are now using all of the "free" media they can assemble as quickly as they can. Did anyone see Peter Shankman on CNN tonight talking about the Burger King sign that put up a note of " I don't believe in Global Warming" the sign hit the e-waves so quickly , the sign was down within minutes but not before it had made national news and I am sure the person that has that franchise never thought it would be "foundout". No days think before you make a statement and when you have a message get it out there.