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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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Shiver Me Timbers!

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day… Ahoy, matey! Calling all pirates, wenches, swashbucklers and buccaneers! Step to and gather ye mates for a Red Stick treasure hunt! Register your crew of 4 or less by sending your team and captain name to Info@1031Consortium.com. We’ll put you on a team if you don’t have one. Don’t be a scallywag, come dressed ready for life at sea or ye shall walk the plank. (Wear pirate stuff, there’s a contest

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Zombie Pub Crawl

The undead will be hoarding in search of brains and beer throughout the downtown Baton Rouge area after the Of Moving Colors Zombie Bash 5k. Must be 21 $5 participation fee gets you access to all the drink specials. Bring a non-perishable food donation and/or children's costume to be entered in the door prize drawing. We'll meet at 7 p.m. at the Bald Eagle Pub for registration and then we'll hoard to a different downtown bar every hour. Prizes will

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10/31 Night at Live After 5!

After8 and the LSU Jazz Ensemble will be playing at Live After Five Baton Rouge on October 10. After8 has graciously offered our Board of Directors some mic time to plug the parade so please come out and show your support. We want as many members there as possible cheering on the parade and helping us talk it up to those who are still unaware of how awesome we are. Wearing 10/31 Consortium or past parade t-shirts would be great if you can. We'll

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2014 Ghostly Gala

The Ghostly Gala is 10/31 Consortium’s corresponding masquerade ball to the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. The event is primarily for 10/31 Consortium members and parading krewes, however the general public is also welcome to purchase non-member tickets. Guests will enjoy music, dancing, costume contest, table decorating contest, food catered by Ruffino’s, an open bar, and much more! Tickets are sold individually on Event Brite. Members should

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4th Annual Peanut Butter Cup Mini Golf Tournament

It's time for our annual spring fundraiser - The Peanut Butter Cup Mini Golf Tournament! Register your team of 4 or less by emailing your team name and names of all team members to info@1031Consortium.com. Please also indicate any players age 12 and under. $31 for 10/31 Consortium Members $35 for non-members $15 for children 12 and under $200 to sponsor a hole – Hole sponsorships include a complimentary team of 4 Ticket prices include 18 holes

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Black and Orange Bash

It's time for our annual Halloween kick-off event and summer fundraiser, the Black and Orange Bash! In addition to food, drinks, dancing and a killer silent auction, we'll also announce all the juicy details for the 2014 Halloween Parade! Join us at The Woman's Club on July 26 at 7:30 p.m.! See pics from last year HERE. 2014 Halloween Parade theme announcement Grand Marshal announcement Royal coronation Ghostly Gala details 10/31 Special Awards 2015

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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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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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Halfoween

Tomorrow, May 1st, marks the recently declared “holiday” of Halfoween – the annual half way mark to Halloween. I’m sure this is no surprise, but this new additional way to celebrate the most wicked day of the year is something I’m pretty jazzed about.   For those of you unfamiliar with this springtime treat, check out the full description from Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=halfoween). Halfoween customs

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Krewe of Unlucky Charms

10/31 Consortium is proud to announce that we will have a float in the upcoming Baton Rouge Irish-Italian Parade on March 24! 10/31 Members can join the Krewe of Unlucky Charms for only $50 each (non-members are $75).   Riders are asked to dress as scary leprechauns or green zombies to fit with the float theme. Riders also must provide their own throws and attend a brief meeting at On the Border at 2 p.m. on 3/10 to pay riding fees in person,

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Crown-worthy

It's the beginning of a new year and for 10/31 Consortium, that means the 2012 membership dues are due. In the coming weeks, please be on the lookout for your membership dues invoice. Invoices will be sent to the mailing address and email address listed on your membership application. If this has changed since you became a member, please update your contact information by emailing Kareem Griffen (kareem.griffen@yahoo.com) or Jennifer Taylor Chick

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Resolutions

Believe in something unbelievable.   Be less concerned with the opinions of others and more concerned with my own.   Be more affectionate with my loved ones.   Be more considerate of others.   Be more patient with my son.   Be more thankful.   Be on time for work at least 3 days a week.   Be realistic.   Fight less with my mother and sister.   Find the good in people.   Get healthy.   Get organized.

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Gratitude

Having just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems fitting to begin by reflecting on the things for which I am most grateful. The obvious things come to mind: family, friends, and health. In today's economy, I'm sure a lot of people like me are thankful for employment. On the other end of the spectrum, I'm sure many are thankful for their last meal. It's easy to let life get in the way and consequently take life for granted. Missing the

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Scarecrow

The scarecrow is one of the most iconic harvest images. Just thinking of the word "harvest" brings to mind images of fields of corn, farm houses, barns, and yes, scarecrows. His purpose is to, well, scare the crows away. Crows... those flying thieves of crops our farmers work so hard to produce. Living in the city, we don't get to see these images too often, however we do have our fair share of "scarecrows" and "crows."   The word "harvest"

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Thanks

In exactly 4 weeks, it will be time for the first ever Baton Rouge Halloween Parade.  Words truly cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the people who have helped make this dream of mine into a reality. As I sit here thinking about this blog post, the last of which I will write before the parade, only 2 words come to mind.   THANK YOU.   by Kelley Criscoe Stein

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Knowledge

They say, “Knowledge is power.” If that is the case, then members of 10/31 Consortium have a new found power to positively and forever change the Baton Rouge community. This newsletter and our new website (coming soon) exist to keep you informed of the many fun and creative ways to volunteer your time, resources, and talents to the betterment of Baton Rouge. Just for a moment, imagine the possibilities with me…   Imagine a Baton Rouge

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Confidence

Last year at about this time, I got a birthday card in the mail from a very good friend of mine. The card had a Thoreau quote written on it:   “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”   As birthday cards often are, the card was very appropriately timed. However, this one was more timely than usual.   When I received the card, I was a week shy of the first 10/31 Consortium meeting and, honestly,

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