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I became aware that food is not only a lure to social gatherings; it is an escape from them, too. When I find myself feeling alone in a room full of people with no clue how to break the ice, you’ll find me in the corner by the food table, stuffing my face with cheesy poofs, so I don’t have to try to speak with anyone.
“The 2020 USA Boxing National Championship was a huge success at the Shreveport Convention Center, the largest to date, and we are thrilled to have it come back to Shreveport-Bossier City,” said Kelly Wells, executive director of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission.
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Many folks play the lottery across the country. The odds of winning remain approximately 1 in 292 million, yet nearly 500,000 purchase at least one ticket every day – often by those who can afford it the least. A study from Duke University found that one-third of the poorest households in the U.
“It does not feel like Shreveport in the sense of the lighting, the gaming tables, the way the bar is set up, the food and the auction items,” Phillips said of the atmosphere surrounding the event. “It feels like you are in Las Vegas. … We want people to come in, disconnect and have a great time.
The Robinson Film Center is premiering “Holi-dazed,” a pop-up installation and special event project that’s billed as transforming the Robinson Film Center’s Abby Singer’s Bistro into “a smorgasbord of sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the holiday season” beginning Nov.
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“That’s when the businesses [in the downtown area] really suffer,” Clark said. “Everyone goes to Natchitoches, or everyone goes to Marshall. And that’s how this really came about. We started trying to look for a way to drag holiday traffic and overnight stays into the downtown area.
The silent auction will be there, as usual, as well as the “Rhinestone Raffle” and the “Friends in Low Places Barrel of Booze” raffle. As the name suggests, the Rhinestone Raffle is for jewelry, while the Low Places is a popular raffle for a barrel of wine, liquor and beer.

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