Makin’ Groceries in the Fast Lane: Pack Your Pantry Shopping Spree

Screams of joy echo through the aisles of Carter’s Supermarket in Walker, Louisiana, as long-time Pelican member Lauren Edwards races down the aisles of the store, grabbing as many groceries as she can before the two-minute countdown hits zero. Members of the Pelican team and Lauren’s family cheer her on as she tries to grab everything she needs to host …

Louisiana-Based Animal Charities

6 Louisiana Animal Charities That Need Donations

I enjoy doing my part and giving back to others when I can. Animal-focused and local charities hold a special place in my heart, and each for their own reasons. The animal-focused charities get their start due to one individual having an enormous heart and passion for animals that can’t speak up for themselves, and the local charities are started …

Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival

Spotlight On: Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival

Each year, we get the pleasure of sponsoring and presenting two of our favorite festivals in Louisiana—the Denham Springs Antiques Village Spring and Fall Festivals! The festivals are hosted by the Denham Springs Antiques Merchant Association (DSAMA for short), and thousands of people come out throughout the day to support the local businesses in our community. It’s not called the …

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10 Easy Budget Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always a stressful time for me. How can I make this year special, especially with all of the holidays, birthdays and events I’ve shared with my wife over the past year? Well, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. If you’re tight on money this year, but have …

Clapperboard and Louisiana - Blockbuster Movies Filmed in Louisiana

10 Blockbuster Movies Filmed in Louisiana

Louisiana’s known around the country as “Hollywood South,” and for good reason too. Movie studios flock here to use our locations for the great tax credits they get and for the beautiful streets, cities and landscapes that set the scene for some of the countries’ most memorable movie moments. There have been lots of popular movies filmed in Louisiana. Take …

Giving Donations as Gifts: Is it the Right Choice?

Have you ever thought about giving a donation as a gift? I’ll be honest with you, it never really crossed my mind until recently. It’s hard to shop for other people. Sometimes you just don’t know if someone already has that perfect gift you’ve found for them. Now that deals are around every corner on the internet, people prefer to …