Big Buddy Burger Bash
Big Buddy Program
23rd Annual Big Buddy Burger Bash
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6-8pm
Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
The Big Buddy Burger Bash Scholarship fundraiser was established in 1990 to award deserving Little Buddies of the program with financial support as they pursued post high school educational endeavors. In 2002 the scope of the scholarship program was expanded to include our T-Steps students who gained acceptance into private or parochial schools to begin their middle school careers. Funds raised at the Burger Bash go directly to support the scholarship recipients. Over the past 22 years, more than 50 scholarships have been awarded to Little Buddies in need of financial assistance as they attend various colleges, universities and middle schools. Today we support three (3) scholarship recipients: one at LSU; two at SLU and one at Southern. We are also celebrating the December graduation of Big Buddy Scholarship Recipient Georgette Morgan. Georgette graduated from ULL with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education Mild/Moderate (1-12) and an Alternate Certification -- Elementary Education (1-5)
A $10 donation allows attendees to enjoy a meal complete with burger (and all the fixin’s), chips, ice cream and soft drink. To-go orders are welcome and will be ready for pick-up beginning at 5:30pm. Burgers may be ordered in advance via the Big Buddy website at www.bigbuddyprogram.org, by calling or stopping by the Big Buddy Office (1415 Main Street – 225-388-9737) or you may purchase at the door. Big Buddy also offers FREE delivery for orders of fifteen (15) or more burgers (delivery orders must be ordered and paid for in advance and all burgers in the same order will be delivered to just one address.) The burgers are grilled by the Catholic High Men’s Club and served by the Catholic High Key Club. 100% of the revenue from the event goes to the Big Buddy Scholarship Fund
Saw this floating around Facebook this morning. And while I loathe anything that says, "If you don't forward this you will have bad luck." -- Or anything of the like... I do love a good horoscope. I'm a Gemini and mine is pretty spot on. What about yours?
I recently discovered skinnytaste.com on Pinterest and am LOVING these simple healthy recipes. This one was a big winner in my house this week. Enjoy!
One of my girlfriends (who I joke is friends with "everyone" on Facebook) came accross this and shared it on her page:
Caption: "Perhaps the best New Orleans Superbowl celebrity sighting. Robert Retz says, "This guy got on the streetcar and started singing Beatles songs to my friend Evelyn. Turns out he was Paul McCartney."
Clearly, Evelyn won the Superbowl."
Your throat feels scratchy; Your joints feel achy; Your chest and head are congested.
Welcome to half of Baton Rouge!
Before you jump into that chilly car and make the trek to your local pharmacy to drain your wallet loading up on pills and syrups, a leading expert on natural cold and flu remedies suggests you first take a good look in your kitchen.
"The answers for those annoying winter cold and flu symptoms might be sitting right in your own cupboard or refrigerator… at a cost of only pennies," says Dr. Cass Ingram, author of The Cure is in the Cupboard and Natural Cures for Killer Germs.
Dr. Ingram says most homes are already equipped with a powerful array of germ-busting "hot" spices that have been used for centuries to knock out a wide variety of cold weather ailments such as influenza, bronchitis, sinus troubles, and even common cold symptoms.
"Why spend additional money to buy cold and flu prevention when it's already right in your own home?" says Dr. Ingram.
Here are some of Dr. Ingram's cold and flu busting remedies:
Sore throats: clove and cinnamon stick tea with raw honey
Intestinal flu and upset stomach: fresh ginger root tea
Colds and congestion: the hottest spice in your cupboard -- thyme, oregano or cumin
Sinus trouble: hot spices that also drain like horseradish and/or oregano
Flu: raw honey with fresh lemon five times daily plus hot organic chicken soup with thyme and oregano
Steam remedy for cold and flu: boil a pot of garlic and onions and breathe; then add to soup and consume
18-year-old Blaize Richard will officially become a member of the Jenning's Police Department tomorrow.
From his mom: “My little boy doesn’t know they are going to do that, but ever since he was a little boy he’s wanted to go to the police academy,” she said. “It’s going to be awesome.”
By Barbara Schmitt - ABC NEWS
A Louisiana police officer has gone above and beyond the call of duty by making a mentally disabled and autistic boy’s dream come true.
Blaize Richard’s life dream has been to be a police officer, said his mother, Angie Richard, so for his 18th birthday on July 28, 2012, she coordinated a visit from one of the Jennings, La., Police Department’s officers, who presented Blaize with his own police uniform. Several weeks later, Blaize also was able to visit to the department.
After word of Blaize’s dream spread within the department, Officer Mike Hill took the boy under his wing – visiting him often and even coming by the family home when Hill received a new squad car.
“He calls Blaize his back-up,” said Richard. “He just comes and checks on him. It really makes Blaize’s day. I think Mike enjoys it just as much as Blaize does.”
Hill has shied away from media attention.
“He’s kind of overwhelmed,” said his boss, Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor, who spoke with pride about Hill making Blaize feel like a part of the police department.
“Police officers sometimes get a bad rap for the things that go wrong, but people don’t generally see that they [police officers] do have compassionate hearts and they do care about making a difference, and Mike Hill exemplifies that.”
D’Albor said Hill was one of many outstanding officers in his force.
“He’s one of the highly respected officers in my department because of the things that he does, and he goes above and beyond,” D’Albor said.
That commitment earned Hill an “Officer of the Year” award last year.
The attention the story has drawn to this small town that sits 40 miles west of Lafayette, La., has taken Angie Richard by surprise. It began when Richard recently uploaded photos of Blaize and Officer Hill to her Facebook wall. From that point on, the story went viral, drawing attention from all over the world, Richard said.
“Since I posted the story, it’s been kind of crazy,” she said. “So many good things are happening.”
With the all attention Blaize is receiving, it will be hard to keep secret D’Albor’s plan to commission the 18-year-old as an honorary Jennings police officer on Feb. 2.
“My police officers embrace what it’s about, which is to serve the community, not just protect it,” D’Albor said. “When you touch a life, that’s what it’s all about.”
Richard is looking forward to the day.
“My little boy doesn’t know they are going to do that, but ever since he was a little boy he’s wanted to go to the police academy,” she said. “It’s going to be awesome.”