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Pirates and Princesses Take over USS KIDD First Free Sunday

Advocate staff photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE  --  Kadence Tolliver, left, Braxton Shaw, second to left, Sam Stevens, third to left, J'Quincy Jones, second to right, and Malachi Stevens, right, pose with active duty volunteer Denis Ricou, center, at the Pirates and Princesses event Sunday at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. The KIDD has several other events lined up for the month.

The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum was free to the public Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 for the First Free Sunday event themed Pirates and Princesses Day. Guests were able to enjoy fun and educational activities for kids of all ages. Attendees made pirate and princess themed mementos and enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the museum that lead… Continue reading →

Photos: Then & now - a look at the LSU Tigerettes

Photo provided by Susan Watson Jullens -- A group shot of the LSU Tigerettes from the 1970s.

The LSU Tigerettes will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the LSU Tiger Alumi Band reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3. The band’s former twirling corps also will be featured in a special routine during the alumni band’s halftime performance a the Tigers’ game against East Michigan University in Tiger Stadium. The Tigerettes were formed in 1965 and dissolved… Continue reading →

Photos: Volunteers help with cleanup of historic Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Volunteer Bridget Cone rakes leaves and pulled weeds during a cleanup at the historic Lutheran Cemetery in Old South Baton Rouge on Saturday.

Volunteers from LSU Lutheran Campus Ministry, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, church community groups and perservationists joined to cleanup historic cemetery. Local gospel/jazz artist, Quiana Laynell, sang gospel during the jambalaya lunch break for the volunteers and participated in the cleanup of the historic cemetery. This historic cemetery is affiliated with no church or religious association, so the weeds… Continue reading →