View Full Version : Back To The Beach Festival--This weekend!

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06-01-2010, 10:21 PM
This weekend is the 21st Annual Back To The Beach Festival that benefits the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. It is held on the Lake in Kenner across from the Treasure Chest Casino

Great Music, Food and lots more. The Foundation has incurred very high expenses due to staff working round-the-clock dealing with the oil spill and their efforts to protect the Pontchartrain Basin from any damage due to the spill. These costs were not in the budget and it is unknown if there will be any way to recover them. A good, profitable Festival will help a bunch!

I am treasurer of the Foundation and also in charge of all beverages for the entire Fest! That includes beer. I'll be out there all weekend, so please come out and support this great organization. Anyone that would be interested in volunteering some help would be welcomed also!

See the attached link for all the info and let me know if you'd like to volunteer.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Where Y'ak?

06-01-2010, 11:30 PM
I am interesed in volunteering. Let me know what I can do. Thanks, StoneheartBert

06-02-2010, 06:22 AM
Chris, I am going to come Sunday. My son loves car shows. Where are you going to be stationed?

06-02-2010, 09:15 AM
I'm out of town or I would help ya out. Chris the fishing tournament is in August ? Need to get them to have a Kayak division !!!!

06-02-2010, 09:27 AM
I have to work. Where can I send a check?

Where Y'ak?
06-02-2010, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the generous offer Yak!

You can go to the home page (link below) and they have a brief article about the LPBF efforts in regards to the spill and a link to the monitoring plan. There is also a "donate" button for those that want to help.

This post was not made for a money appeal. The best way to show support is to attend the Fest. It's a great time and a worthy cause. However, for those like Yak, that can't make it, any donation certainly is appreciated.


Where Y'ak?
06-02-2010, 10:17 AM

There are a copuple of reasons that we did not have a yak category for the LPBF rodeo.

1. We had one previouisly two years ago and very, very few yaks participated.
2. The original date of the rodeo this year (and last) was the same as Paddle Palooza so that wouldn't work.

However, due to the oil spill, the new dates for the LPBF rodeo are August 7/8. I don't see any conflicts with other yak events so I'll see about adding a yak division if I can get enough committments for participation.

Thanks for the suggestion.

06-02-2010, 10:30 AM

I've been aware of this group for several years and they seem to be a good, active, boots-on-the-ground, grassroots type group.

With current events in mind (the leak) it looks like I may be making efforts to learn to fish Lady Ponchartrain soon.

BTW guys... their map kicks butt! Get one if you plan to learn to fish the Ponchartrain basin.

Where Y'ak?
06-02-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks so much Yak!

I''ve been on the LPBF Board of Directors representing St. Bernard Parish for over 10 years now and have served as Treasurer of the Foundation for the last three.

I can tell you that without a doubt this is the finest, hardest working, scandal-free and most upstanding non profit organization I have ever been involved with and I have/am involved with many! It's been an absolute honor to volunteer my time with such a dedicated group.


Here's a link to the map Yak mentioned. It's $14.00, waterproof and has all the coordinates for the reefs, shell mounds, dredge holes, bridges, boat launch info and tons of other info.


06-02-2010, 08:41 PM
I'll probably be there Sunday afternoon. I would definitely fish the rodeo with or without a yak division but it would be awesome to have one. Hope to see you and Vicky Sunday.

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06-03-2010, 12:15 PM