Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We Did It

It was a concentrated effort...but we pulled it off!!!  "Wild Things" that is.

This event was held on the property here in Lacombe, Louisiana.
The property was once owned by one of Louisiana's governor, and was turned into "Bayou Gardens" where many camellia trees were planted, as well as other beautiful plants.  It is 110 acres.

We were warned there would be over 5000 people in attendance. We had a total of 5500!!!

This is where it began...at the information booth.  Programs were passed out by volunteers, Cheryl and Kevin.

David Stoughton, park ranger, was the man in charge, and he did a wonderful job.

The flow of traffic was pretty much non stop.

Our job was to help the exhibitors to their station.  It ended up being me as Wallace was asked to get the hay ride trailer moved out front.

Wallace with the first ride of the day.  He had a helper who rode in the back with the people.

This is Rae Nell and Vern...they also helped with taking loads out to the site.

A request to take some pictures of the youth art contest, then I sneaked upstairs for some shots.  This is one of the  parking lots for the handicapped...in the background was another parking lot that filled up quickly.

Then Cheryl and I were asked to man the drink station.  Bending down and up many times from about 11:30 until 2:30 took its toll. There were four big ice chests loaded with drinks, and we did a great job of not letting the lines get congested.

In the front view from above...food and drinks with a band playing.

Following are some of the activities.

Pellet gun shooting.

Canoe and pontoon trips.

Bird house building for the children by Home Depot.

The kids lined up to play with the fire hose.

It was a great day for all...now let's see what is on the agenda for next week.

Until next time...


  1. Those kind of days are exhausting, but it sure is worth it to get people out to enjoy our refuges!

  2. Whew! What a day. Looks like you are great hosts for the visitors.

  3. Wow! Looks like you guys had a great day! Enjoyed all the pictures!

  4. Looks like y'all had lots of fun activities! Tiring but fun!