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I would like to begin by thanking everyone who came out to our Annual Membership Meeting. We went over a lot of information about our upcoming events, listed out our immediate needsĀ and reviewed some organizational changes to our website. Queen Meredith and Prince Wesley were alsoĀ able to crown the newest members of our KIDS' COURT YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: BaronĀ Jaā€™Kaden Simmons (not pictured)Ā and BaronessĀ Autumn Gautreau. Ja'Kaden

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10/31 Booth at the Cover Kid Event

Join us at the 10/31 Consortium booth at the Baton Rouge Parent's Magazine Cover Kid Event! We'll have information on how your kids can apply for the Kids' Court Youth Leadership and Volunteer Program, we'll take costume donations and hand out lots of candy for your little monsters to enjoy! We need a few volunteers for our booth. Please let us know if you're interested in volunteering!  

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10/31 Booth at the Zoo Run Run

Help 10/31 Consortium promote theĀ 2018 Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile RaceĀ at the Zoo Run Run! We'll have a tent and info table where we'll hand out information and promo codes for our own race. We could use a couple of volunteers to run our table so please let us know if you're interested in helping.   Run like a cheetah to our 13th annual Zoo Run Run 5K and Ā½ Mile Kids' Fun Run! At the run, enjoy the scenery as you scamper, trot or gallop your way

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Costume and Candy Drive

All sizes of new and gently used Halloween costumes can be donated at drop off locations from September 1 until October 10. Ā We are very grateful to our Costume and Candy Drive supporters, particularly the many schools also hosting drives with their students! A list of donation drop off points is below. You can register your school, church, club or business to host a costume drive by clicking HERE.   Collected costumes are organized and sorted

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10/31 Beer Tent at Gymfit Fest

Join 10/31 Consortium at theĀ GymFit Fest: Cirque and Movement Festival! Our volunteers will be running the beer tent and we'd love to see you stop by! This will be an amazing FREE festival filled with performances, workshops, competitions, family friendly activities and so much more. The event will take place on the levee in front of the USS Kidd.   We could use a couple of volunteers for our tent. Please let us know if you'd like to help out!

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2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Earlier this year, yourĀ Board of DirectorsĀ decided to make significant changes in some of our events and how we communicate with you, theĀ Friends of 10/31 Consortium. Part of this included breaking out the "annual meeting" portion fromĀ the Black and Orange Bash. This allowed the "BOB" to be more of a bash and less of a meeting. However, it also meant we needed to add a meeting so the new Annual Member Meeting was born. We hope you will join us

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2018 Special Announcements

10/31 Consortium Announces 2018 Fifolet Halloween Festival DetailsĀ at 8th Annual Black and Orange Bash Ā   Baton Rouge, LA ā€“ 10/31 Consortium, the local 501c3 dedicated to bringing the children of our area a safe and happy Halloween, made all of its gory announcements for the 2018 Halloween season at the 8th Annual Black and Orange Bash last Saturday. The event was located at the Crown Plaza Hotel and featured guests in creative and fun black

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Kids’ Court Youth Leadership and Volunteer Program – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bambi Pizzolato, President Info@1031Consortium.com 877-573-1031   10/31 Consortium Adds Youth Leadership and Volunteer ProgramĀ to Halloween Royalty   Ā Baton Rouge, LA ā€“ 10/31 Consortium, the local 501c3 dedicated to bringing the children of our area a safe and happy Halloween, has added a Kidsā€™ Court to its Halloween Parade Royalty Program. The Kidsā€™ Court component will serve as the organizations

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Big Date Changes and New Programs!

Your 10/31 ConsortiumĀ Board of DirectorsĀ meets once per month and our last board meeting was highly productive! In addition to finalizing some smaller details, we have also recently implementedĀ some big changes. We know change can be scary, but never fear; we will keep you informed every step of the way!   We moved theĀ Black and Orange BashĀ date up to Halfoween (the last weekend in April) in order to give us more time to promote the Fifolet

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Are you a Member or a Friend?

My name is Bambi Pizzolato and I took office as the 10/31 Consortium Board President on November 1, 2017. While things have been a bit quiet on the Halloween front since then, your 10/31 Consortium board has been hard at work behind the scenes to streamline processes, focus on our new mission, and recruit volunteers for our many fun and creative projects ahead. Our December Board Retreat was, unfortunately, held via Go To Meeting due the unusual

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Trick or Treat Assistance – Success!

We are excited to share the success of our first Trick or Treat revitalization efforts!   The Melrose Place subdivision was selected as our first neighborhood beneficiary. This is an older neighborhood on the cusp of North Baton Rouge and located at the corner of Florida Boulevard and North Foster. The neighborhood has a mixed racial and socioeconomic demographic. Known as the "Bocage of the 50s," Melrose Place has undergone many changes in

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2017 and Beyond

As the outgoing president of 10/31 Consortium, I would like to thank you for your support during the past year. 10/31 Consortium is in a stage of growth and it has been my honor to participate in nurturing and guiding that growth as your Board President. Like many years before, this year has proved to be both challenging and rewarding. However, this year is especially rewarding as we have finally defined our true purpose and attained a goal 7 years

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Childrenā€™s Costume and Candy Drive 2017

September 15 ā€“ October 10 All sizes of new and gently used costumes and individually wrapped bags of candy are being collected during the 10/31 Consortium Costume Drive! More information and donation drop-off locations  

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Get Down to Halloween Town for the Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race and Kids Fun Run

Are you a tough pumpkin? Find out this October 28 in downtown Baton Rouge! This is no ordinary 5K. This 3.14 mile long race on the Mississippi River Levee is exactly 200 feet longer than a 5K. And, it is Baton Rougeā€™s only Halloween costume race!     October 28, 2017 8:00 a.m. on the downtown levee (Between the USS Kidd and LASM)   *Race Registration* Take the Tough Pumpkin Challenge and run ā€œthe piā€ while holding a pumpkin!

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You’re Invited to the Ghostly Gala, Baton Rouge’s Premiere Halloween Costume Ball

King Mark and Queen Judy invite you and your ghoul friends to the Ghostly Gala, the masquerade ball for theĀ Baton Rouge Halloween Parade!   October 7, 2017 7:00 PM "RIP" Guest Access /Ā 8:00 PM General Access L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Ages 21+ www.ghostlygala.com   Share your Halloween spirit and kick off the Fifolet Halloween Festival in style at the Ghostly Gala! The Ghostly Gala is filled with music, games, entertainment,

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Baton Rouge is Celebrating its 200th Halloween!

Happy BOO-Centennial! Celebrate by being in a parade! Be part of history: Bring the kids and show off your costumes to thousands of adoring fans! Registration is open. You can register yourself or a whole group to participate in the BR Halloween Parade.Ā More information: http://www.brhalloweenparade.com Krewes * Floats * Vehicles * Walking Groups * Dance Groups *Ā Individual Walkers * Troupes * Advertising Options * Nonprofit Options Ā The parade

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The Grand Reveal: 2017 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade!

Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 p.m. in Downtown Baton Rouge www.BRhalloweenparade.com 2017 Parade Theme:Ā Rhythm & Boos 2017 Royalty: Queen Judy Gonzales King Mark Bounds Countess Meredith Beck-Wiggins Count Nik Stein   2017 Grand Marshal: Patrick Mulhearn   2017 Presenting Sponsor: Gerry Lane Chevrolet       The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade is the main event of the Fifolet Halloween Festival!

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Spam box monster eating your e-newsletters? Try the 10/31 texting feature!

10/31 Consortium's e-newsletters are the best way to keep current on events and club news. E-mail programs will often move bulk e-mails like ours into the junk folder without you knowing. To help solve this problem, we are now sending out a link to the newsletter when it is released, so all you need to do is click on the text link to get to the e-newsletter. The text service is called Remind, a free group texting service that started out as a service

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The Raven Has Arrived: Early bird parade registration is now open!

In celebration of HALF-OWEEN, new hijinx are here: Early bird registration for the 2017 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. Krewes * Floats * Vehicles * Walking Groups * Dance Groups * Individual Walkers * Advertising Options Use discount code FREAKY13 to save 13% off of your registration. Registration and info: http://www.brhalloweenparade.com This freaky offer will only be available until July 29, the day of the 10/31 Consortium's Black and Orange Bash!

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Feeling Royal?

Dreaming of your dramatic entry at the big ball and the admiration of thousands in a parade? Make it happen in 2017! All 10/31 Full Moon members are eligible to become King or Queen. You can earn Royalty Points every time you: Attend a Fifolet Festival or 10/31 Consortium sponsored event Volunteer Donate to our food bank and costume drives Serve on a committee Sell a sponsorship Secure publicity Donate an item for a 10/31 or Fifolet event (like a

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10/31 Booth at the Zoo Run Run

Help 10/31 Consortium promote theĀ 2018 Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile RaceĀ at the Zoo Run Run! We'll have a

08/25/2018 - 06:00 am BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

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