Boogie For The Bayou Raises Funds For Food Bank Of Central Louisiana

November 30, 2013

ParagonMarksville, LA – In its fourth year, Paragon Casino Resort’s Boogie for the Bayou celebrates the culture of Louisiana while raising awareness and funds for a worthy cause, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. On November 30, Swamp Pop bands will come together to entertain guests in Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Showroom. Beginning at 4pm Swamp Pop entertainers Louisiana Express, Johnnie Allan, T.K. Hulin, Willie “Tee”, Warren Storm & Cypress, GG Shinn and Tommy McLain will perform. Tickets are available for $15. Doors open at 3 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door. First year commemorative Boogie for the Bayou t-shirts will be distributed to ticket holders who make a donation of a canned food item, while supplies last.

Proceeds benefit a different charitable organization each year. This year’s recipient is the Food Bank of Central Louisiana with funds specifically earmarked for the backpack program in Avoyelles Parish. The program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. The backpacks are filled with food that children take home from school on Friday afternoons to provide food for the weekend.  For more information, visit fbcenla.org.

“We are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of this year’s Boogie for the Bayou event,” stated Jayne Wright-Velez.  “With the support from Paragon Casino Resort and this community, we are working towards our mission to alleviate hunger.”

“Boogie for the Bayou has raised $65,000 over the past three years for organizations such as the United Houma Nation, the Nature Conservancy and the Spring Bayou Restoration Team,” says Tonya Tarrant, Acting General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. “We are thrilled to put on this wonderful show for such worthy causes.”

Paragon Casino Resort is also offering concert goers a special hotel package. The $135 rate includes two tickets to the show as well as a room in the Atrium Tower and $95 for two tickets and a choice of room in the North or South Tower. Use special code BFTBPKG to book today. Concert tickets can be purchased at LA1 Market, Voila!, Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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