Help the Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
This is an email from the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Parts of the festival site were flooded and they are planing clean up events.
Rescue the Renfest
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the recent flooding. Homes were lost, property damaged, and lives disrupted. But we know that the strength, determined nature and positive attitudes of the people of this region will get us all through this setback.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival was also affected. The Tangipahoa crested at 25.52 feet: the third highest level in 100 years. At the LARF site, most of the permanent buildings are partially or completely under water. Until the water goes down, it will be hard to tell what other damage has been done; however, we expect to face repairs to our electrical lines, plumbing and pathways, in addition to plenty of general cleanup. We’ve closed access to the grounds until March 18.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival will be back!
And we can use your help!
We’ve planned TWO “Rescue the Renfest” cleanup Saturdays –March 26 and April 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days – and we need volunteers. No special skills needed, but if you have them, wear gloves and footwear appropriate for messy, outside work. Feel free to bring hand tools: rake, shovel, pitchfork or wheelbarrow, if you have them. If you have a flat trailer, that would help us haul off debris.
We have event pages set up on Facebook – please click the “Going” button if you are attending, so we can plan accordingly.