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And so it begins…

Wow, it's already mid-September. To say that we are BUSY would be a huge understatement, but it is so rewarding and fun. Our Costume and Candy Drive is well underway thanks to the Kids' Court Youth Leadership and Volunteer Program. We've had a tremendous response so far and are anticipating receiving more costumes than ever before. Thank you all so much for your support with this effort! We hope you will be able to swing by one of our many costume

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Halloween is Around the Corner!

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 needs and reviewed some organizational changes to our website. Queen Meredith and Prince Wesley were also able to crown the newest members of our KIDS' COURT YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Baron Ja’Kaden Simmons (not pictured) and Baroness Autumn Gautreau. Ja'Kaden

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2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Earlier this year, your Board of Directors decided to make significant changes in some of our events and how we communicate with you, the Friends of 10/31 Consortium. Part of this included breaking out the "annual meeting" portion from 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 Details at 8th Annual Black and Orange Bash    Baton Rouge, LA – 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 Program to Halloween Royalty    Baton Rouge, LA – 10/31 Consortium, the local 501c3 dedicated to bringing the children of our area a safe and happy Halloween, has added a Kids’ Court to its Halloween Parade Royalty Program. The Kids’ Court component will serve as the organizations

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Big Date Changes and New Programs!

Your 10/31 Consortium Board of Directors meets once per month and our last board meeting was highly productive! In addition to finalizing some smaller details, we have also recently implemented some big changes. We know change can be scary, but never fear; we will keep you informed every step of the way!   We moved the Black and Orange Bash 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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Children’s Costume and Candy Drive 2017

September 15 – 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 Rouge’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 “the pi” 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 the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade!   October 7, 2017 7:00 PM "RIP" Guest Access / 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. More information: http://www.brhalloweenparade.com Krewes * Floats * Vehicles * Walking Groups * Dance Groups * Individual Walkers * Troupes * Advertising Options * Nonprofit Options  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:Â 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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The 2017 Membership Drive is ON!

From our 2017 Board President, Todd McCoy: "We are looking for 2017 to be our biggest and best year ever (so far) – and it all starts with YOU – our members! Along with providing more activities for our members than ever before, we are also very committed to growing our membership. We feel there truly is something for everyone to get involved with and enjoy. To that end, we’ve now made it even easier (and more rewarding) to become a member.

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Registration is open for Mardi Gras fun with 10/31 Members!

Grab your costume and a slice of king cake - Mardi Gras season is here! 10/31 members are invited to participate in two events, the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts walking parade and ride in the Spanish Town parade in the 10/31 float.   Feb. 19, 2017: CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade The CAAWS walking parade is free to members and their dog. We have 10 pre-paid slots available by reservation. Simply log into the 10/31 website and then reserve

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Happy Halfoween!

It’s hard to believe May is here already. As you may know, May marks the start of the Halfoween season for us as we are now half way through the year before the big day - Halloween! In April, we had an awesome time at the Louisiana International Film Festival for the "Baskin" premiere. 10/31 Consortium was a proud sponsor of the award winning horror film! Members earned access to the VIP area party for simply being in costume. That certainly goes

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    Costume Sorting and Matching Day One

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!   Volunteers will pick up all donated costumes from all donation drop off points

    09/30/2018 - 02:00 am Baton Rouge

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