DROP OFF SUPPLIES FOR MILITARY AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS;
West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center
Olindes Furniture Store
Iberville Bank (Port Allen Location)
Port Allen City Hall
Brusly Town Hall
Addis City Hall
Court Street Cafe
"FILL THE FLOAT" CAMPAIGN OFF TO A GOOD START
You have heard of "Stuff the Bus" at the beginning of school each year. The West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau has their own take on this slogan. A "Fill the Float" challenge in honor of the 10th Annual Veterans on Parade to be held on November 9th, 2014, in Port Allen. This year we want to honor our military by collecting supplies to send to our military overseas. The Blue Star Moms will ship the needed supplies to locations around the world," said Stam. "
"We wanted to find a unique way to show our American Pride and our gratitude for all those that have served and those that are keeping us safe today," said Sharon Stam, Executive Director of the West Baton Rouge CVB. " A list of those items needed can be found on the West Baton Rouge CVB website at www.westbatonrouge.net . The donations can be dropped off at the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center during regular hours, at Olinde's Furniture stores in Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge Schools, Port Allen, Brusly and Addis City Hall buildings. We have drop boxes for the supplies at other locations throughout the area. Check www.westbatonrouge.net for those locations. A special float will be filled with the supplies and will be in the Veterans on Parade on November 9th. This parade was the first and still is the only parade that honors our military in this region. The progress of our collection will be shown weekly on our website, www.westbatonrouge.net and Facebook.com/WBRCVB.
A second take on this slogan "Fill the Float" will be by placing the names of past and present men and women who have or are presently in the military on a special memorial float. We have space for 300 names and want the public to help us honor their friends and family by submitting the names for our float", said Sharon Stam. We are half way to our goal this week with over 150 names.
Submit the name of the honoree, and branch of the military. Names can be submitted through www.facebook/WBRCVB ; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax at 225-344-2931; call us at 225-344-2920 or contact us through our website www.westbatonrouge.net. "If we fill this float with names, we will continue to a second float," said Kathy Gautreau, Director of Special Projects and Events.
The Veterans on Parade accepts any company or business float entry to join the parade at no charge. Veterans are welcome to ride any of the floats at no charge and beads are provided. Contact the West Baton Rouge CVB office to sign up today or to get more information on the Veterans on Parade event and the "FILL THE FLOAT" campaign.