On behalf of the over 3,800 children served, we at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Acadiana for their support of our 17th Annual Great Acadiana Running of the Ducks. This year's race was unprecedented, with over $30,000 worth of prizes donated by local businesses and almost 4,000 more ducks adopted than in recent years! A total of 20,594 ducks raced ' ranking us 12th in the nation, with over 100 races run annually in the United States.
To run an event of this magnitude it takes so much community support, from the businesses that donate cars and prizes, to each and every person that adopts one duck. Special thanks to Sharon Moss and Moss Honda for serving as the grand prize sponsor for the eleventh year. We also want to thank all the local banks and bank tellers and Sonic Restaurants for serving as adoption sites this year. Finally, thanks to KLFY TV-10, Citadel Broadcasting and The Daily Advertiser and all local media for helping us spread the word. Everyone makes a difference! This year the people of Acadiana stepped up to the plate and have chosen to make a difference in a child's life.
The funds raised by this event directly impact our clubs that are located in Opelousas, New Iberia, Abbeville and Lafayette. With this money we are able to assure that the at-risk youth of Acadiana have a safe after-school environment with lots of loving and caring adults nurturing and guiding them. They are involved in self-esteem classes, gang awareness classes, art and crafts and technology training, many things that many other children take for granted. Again, we applaud the people of Acadiana for their support. You have chosen to be a part of the future of so many children ' you have chosen to be a part of the solution.
Mary Galyean, Corporate Board President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
Joan Boudreaux, Event Chairman, 2007 Great Acadiana Running of the Ducks
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
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“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
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Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
Chris Williams knows how to pilfer from the public coffers, this time with a back-pay lawsuit filed three years ago against the Lafayette Housing Authority, which netted the former city-parish councilman a cool five figures.
McAllister's office vowed that he intended to stay in office — for now. As for questions about whether he would stand for re-election in November, those were dodged.
The Green Army's Lafayette brigade has announced it will pay a visit Friday morning to Sen. Page Cortez to urge him to vote against Sen. Robert Adley's SB 553, which the group is calling the "Big Oil Bailout Bill of 2014."
For the sixth consecutive year, Andy Nyman, LSU associate professor of wetland wildlife management, and his service-learning students plan to spend spring break differently from those students flooding the beaches of Florida.
When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.
The legislation — House Bill 503 by state Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport — passed by an 8-5 vote and advances next to the full House.
The Republican Party of Louisiana has had enough with the philandering hypocrite Vance McAllister. David Vitter? Eh...
A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.
Louisiana would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex, if lawmakers agree to a bill that narrowly received the backing of a House committee Wednesday.