Peaches separated by baskets on a table.

The Louisiana Peach Festival: A Peach in Time

The Louisiana Peach Festival is an entire weekend of events held every year at the end of June in the heart of downtown Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is located right between Monroe and Shreveport and is home to Louisiana Tech University. This small college town is filled with people with creative minds and a heart to serve their community. The Louisiana …

Spotlight On: Leadership Tangipahoa

Most of my life has been spent living, going to church, shopping, and eating in Tangipahoa Parish (which we call Tangi). As a kid, I remember when Hammond still had an indoor mall and going there to play laser tag would be the highlight of my weekend. Fast forward a few years to when I graduated from Southeastern. I never …

Spotlight On: Beach Bums Sports Complex in Denham Springs

Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of working with Beach Bums Sports Complex owners Dr. Robin Dale and Dr. Chris Fussell. They came to Pelican in January of 2018 with a vision and plan to buy what was previously known as Laguna Beach Volleyball and turn it into Beach Bums Sports Complex. The two owners have been …

Spotlight On: OPTIONS in Hammond, LA

Hammond, Louisiana, holds a special place in my heart. I am very proud to say that I had the opportunity to spend four amazing years in the city at the local university. I spent years of my life there before moving to Baton Rouge with my husband. It’s so great to see a local organization that dedicates their passion and …

Real Life: I’m a Chicken Mom in My Spare Time

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had an extreme love for animals and dreamed of owning a farm. Well in September of 2017, my dream started to manifest. We signed the papers to a beautiful, old Acadian-style home smack dab in the middle of three acres in Denham Springs, Louisiana, with the hopes of one day turning this …