Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ja’Quan M

Featured Face of the Future •        Name: Ja’Quan M. •        School: LJ Alleman •        Age: 11 •        Joined BGC: Last Summer 1.)     I want to BE THE ONE… “to change homes and make them better for people. If people have … Continue reading

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Walmart Donates $5,000 To The Boys & Girls Clubs Through The VAP Program

Giving back is part of Walmart’s culture and 72 of their associates joined in this mission by taking part in a “Volunteerism Always Pays” (VAP) event that helped the Boys & Girls Clubs.  Walmart DC 6048 in Opelousas, teaming with Opelousas … Continue reading

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Chevron Presents $15,000 Check To The Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs were presented a $15,000 check from Chevron.Chevron has also volunteered their time through the Humankind Program. This program provides matching for financial contributions and grants for volunteer time to nonprofit organizations. This check will assist the Boys & … Continue reading

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“Home Run Derby”

Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow held his Home Run Derby July 23, 2011. The event was fun for everyone. This year a Home Run Derby for the kids 12 years of age and younger was added to the mix. It … Continue reading

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“Zydeco Concert”

On July 15, 2011, the Opelousas Board had their second Zydeco Concert in Mojo’s at Evangeline Downs. Everyone that attended had a great time. A majority of the crowd couldn’t stop moving on the dance floor. Chubby Carrier & Same … Continue reading

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“Cocktails & Contributions”

On July 11, 2011, Cocktails & Contributions was born. Board members were optimistic that Cocktails & Contributions would do well. This event was a tremendous success. It was an upscale event at Café Breen with appetizers and Jazz Music provided … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls Club Members Back From Mt. Bayou Lake Scout Camp C.O.O.L.

Nineteen members arrived back safely from Camp C.O.O.L., held at the beautiful Mt. Bayou Lake Scout Camp. Money was raised for the members to attend by our local Boy Scouts. The members were able to participate in many outdoor and fun … Continue reading

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“A Taste of the Arts”

“A Taste of the Arts” is an eclectic collection of performances from the Boys & Girls Club’s ”Les Chanteurs” Choir and “Knuckles” Productions, a production group formed through the “Music Makers: Standing Room Only” program which has been funded via Community Foundation … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls Clubs Take Part in the $13, 300 Teen Initiative Funded by the Taco Bell Foundation

Club members from all five Club locations have been taking part in many activities as part of a  $13, 300 Teen Initiative funded by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Our project funded by the Foundation is “Life After High School Expectations … Continue reading

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19th Annual Celebrity Waiter, Huge SUCCESS!

Celebrity Waiter was held July 20, 2011, in Abbeville. A lot of preparation was done by the board. The event was sold out. This year Rodney Simon was honored for his support of the Boys & Girls Clubs and restoration … Continue reading

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