Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Livingston Parish Fair

Boy oh Boy the Livingston parish fair! It was fun, wet, muddy, and still very popular, and had lots of activites from pagents, to pet shows, and lots and lots of rides. Will surely be back next year!

Itilian Festival

This was a wonderful celebration of the itialian culture. Great bands, food, and entertainment. There was 3 lindsay space walks, bubbles the clown and me to entertain the kids, and contest with prizes, wonderful vendor's, and wine tasting for the adults, and admission was free. Very fun event!

Cooper's 5th birthday celebration was in his Pre K-4 class at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church. They were so wonderful, and well behaved.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

BREC summer day camp

This is the lovett road park. The unique thing is that this camp was all girls. What a fun day!

Mock crash

Below is the article from The Advocate

A group of wide-eyed children and teens stood at Evangeline Street and West Brookstown Drive on Tuesday watching what they thought was a fatal wreck caused by a drunken driver.“Is he dead,” some of the children asked about a teenager lying motionless on the hood of a silver Honda Civic. “Is this for real?”No, the crash was not real, Toddie Milstead told the children. But it is similar to what law enforcement and first responders see when they arrive at the scene of a real car crash, she said.Milstead and members of the West Baton Rouge Parish chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions organized the mock crash to educate children and teens on the dangers of drinking and driving as well as the importance of wearing a seat belt.“We are trying to promote constructive decisions,” Milstead said. “We want to help educate youth and adults about the decisions children and teens are making.”About 65 youth between the ages of 10 and 16 witnessed the aftermath of the “crash” at 10 a.m. as part of Youth Summer Institute, a weeklong youth camp sponsored by Capital Area Human Services District.A fake 911 phone call piped into Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, where the camp is being held, alerting the camp participants to the crash.When they walked outside, the group of young people saw two cars that looked like they had crashed into each other in a field across the street from the church.Some members of West Baton Rouge’s SADD chapter, posing as drivers and passengers, were inside the cars and screaming for help.Rusty Young, 15, a Brusly High student, pretended to be dead while Rodney Carvin, 17, a Port Allen High student, acted like he was drunk and responsible for the wreck.Representatives from the Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge Fire Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services and the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office were there and did what they would have done if the crash had been real.Firefighters used the jaws of life to get people out of the cars. Paramedics treated people’s wounds. Police officers comforted bystanders and arrested Carvin for drinking and driving. And Coroner’s Office personnel loaded Young into a body bag.“It was very real looking,” said Anjellica Borris, an 11-year-old camp participant. “I kept wondering if it was, and got the message that you shouldn’t drink and drive.”April Fisher, the camp’s director, said the crash was a great teaching tool and meshed well with the camp’s focus, which is drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-abuse prevention.Permission slips were sent to parents about the event, Fisher added. None contacted her to say they didn’t want their child to witness the “crash.”Dorothy Young, who took off work to watch the scene with her 11-year-old son, said she wanted her child to see what happens when someone drinks and drives.“I want him to see what reality is,” she said.
Also the link to the article:http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/46775897.html

Friday, July 3, 2009

BREC - Jackson Park

This day I was asked to come for a glitter tattoo party. I didn't find out until later, that this day camp also had planned a surprise party for their lead counselor, Mr. Anderson. This is such a fun camp! and the campers were lots of fun, too!

Los Sombaro's

My friend Georgia Byers from Denham Springs and I have started painting at Los Sombaro's in Walker on Tuesday nights for their family night. It is always very popular! Come out and see us!