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Let’s Get Lost Together

It's hard to believe that we are three full months into 2015! It has been packed full of preparing, planning, and partying. We've already got the majority of our 2015 calendar set, the big details are in place, and we had one rocking float in the Spanish Town Parade. It's been a great way to start my year as your president.   That being said, I'm truly thankful for the pause and peace offered to us through the Season of Lent. Lent is not only

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Happy Half-o-ween!

We are half way through the year which means we just passed Half-o-ween and it is almost time for our annual Black and Orange Bash, or "The Bob" as it is affectionately referred to by our Board of Directors. We can’t wait to put on another fabulous Black & Orange Bash for our members this year. We are so excited to be announcing our parade theme, king and queen, and winners of our special awards. Our special awards will be going to local people

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Spring into the Fun with 10/31 Consortium!

2014 is proving to be a great year so far! We met our goal of tripling our original donation to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital with a donation of $3,093. In addition to that, we were able to donate 6 large Toys for Tots boxes to the hospital.   We have had several of our members plan a few new events including a Valentine's Day Love Bites Social held at Phil Brady's and an outing to see the Theater Baton Rouge production of "Young

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Laissez bon temps rouler!

I've been doing the second line for the past two weeks already. As a parade lover, you can bet I love Mardi Gras. I have made it to 3 out of the 4 Mardi Gras parades we had downtown and even got to walk with the Krewe of Mutts Dog Parade. 10/31 Consortium had a walking group of about 20 people in the parade which helped promote our own parade with black and orange beads tied to dog treats. Everyone had a great time and the crowd loved our pup, Elvis.

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New Year, New President

I am thrilled to be serving as your 2014 10/31 Consortium President. Having serving on the board for the past 3 years, 10/31 has become a significant part of my life and I am ready to lead this organization. I have learned so much these past three years from the strong leaders before me. I am both excited and impressed by the quality of our new board members; I feel as though we will continue to prosper from their hard work. We are going to put on

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Ahoy Mateys!

September's here, which means National Talk Like a Pirate Day, and, more importantly, our Annual Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Scavenger Hunt. Start making plans with your teams of four to traipse around town dressed as your favorite pirate collecting clues for points. Or just dress up like a pirate and hang out at The Cove, where the evening will end, just because that's what you usually do on a Friday night. We're good with that, too. Either way, we

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More Fun. Always.

On January 1, 2013, I officially took over as your Board President. In spite of the fact that I have already served 2 years on the Board, I can assure you I did not take this transition lightly, nor did I find it any less daunting. Our founder, and immediate past president, Kelley Criscoe Stein, took her dream and made a parade. In just two years, she’s doubled the membership, doubled our parade route and consequently our crowds, and doubled our

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Change

Change is a funny thing. Some people like it and embrace it and adapt quickly to it. Some are afraid of it and resist it as much as possible. And some, like my husband, are OK with it but only with a certain amount of notice that the change is coming. No one can argue, however, that like the old saying goes, "The only thing that remains the same is change."   I started 10/31 Consortium 2.5 years ago because I wanted to see a change in our community.

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My Worst Nightmare

We knew it would happen eventually, and it finally has. My worst nightmare was recently announced:   There is no bye weekend for LSU football during the month of October 2013.   You don't have to be a football fan to understand the gravity of that unfortunate fact. Baton Rouge is a football town. When there is a home game, everything shuts down. Granted, I don't exactly "bleed purple and gold," but I do understand and appreciate the level

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Behind the Curtain

"This is Halloween! This is Halloween!"   I simply can not think of Halloween without the haunting tunes of The Nightmare Before Christmas ringing in my ears. Like many of us "Halloween enthusiasts" this is one of my favorite movies. I often wonder if the opening scene is what planted the idea of a Halloween parade in my mind to begin with.   Our parade, while quite different from the one in the movie, was just as exciting and thrilling

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