Archive for May, 2010


Lots to Do in Hammond LA

May 19, 2010

There is lots to do in Hammond, LA, this weekend.  If you like tennis, camping, live music or want to encourage athletes in the Special Olympics, you are in for a treat!

May 21 & 22, 2010: Tournament Tough Camp for Juniors – Oak Knoll Country Club Tennis Courts (45246 Country Club Dr, Hammond, LA), 4-8pm Friday, 9am, 12pm & 1pm Saturday. $125.00 for members, $139 for non-members, $110 for Saturday play only.  Certified Fitness Instructor Abrie du Plooy will be on hand to assist with agility and footwork drills.  Tennis players need to bring their rackets and wear appropriate clothing.  For more info, you can contact Abrie du Plooy at 985-634-6229.

May 21-23: Yogi Bear Campground 35th Anniversary Celebration – Jellystone Park Campground (46049 Hwy 445, Robert, LA).  In honor of the campground’s 35th anniversary, campsites are available for $35 and cabins are available for 35% off this weekend only.  For more info, please contact Chris Welter at 985-542-1507.

May 21-23: Louisiana State Special Olympics – Southeastern Louisiana University, Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 9am-1pm.  SELU is proud to host the State Special Olympics.  For more information on which events are being held and where on the SELU campus, please visit the Louisiana Special Olympics website.

May 23: Hammond’s Music in the Park – Cate Square Park (downtown Hammond), 3-6pm.  The Hammond Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Music in the Park event.  Bring your picnic basket, a blanket and your dancing shoes to enjoy a fun evening for every age.  For more info, please contact the Hammond Chamber of Commerce at 985-345-4457.

As you can see, there is lots to do in Hammond, LA this weekend.  I hope to see you there!

Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team for Hammond real estate


Stamp Out Hunger in Hammond

May 5, 2010

Help Stamp Out Hunger in Hammond this Saturday, May 8 by placing bags filled with nonperishable items next to their mailboxes for the mail carriers to pick up.  The items picked up this Saturday will benefit the local Tangi Food Pantry.  But, this is a national event happening all across the country as well.  This marks the 18th year the “Stamp Out Hunger” program has been in effect.  Since its inception in 1993, the “Stamp Out Hunger” program has collected 982.7 millions pounds of food to help stock the nation’s food pantries.  The Campbell Soup Company as well as the US Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers sponsor this event every year.  So, please do what you can to help Stamp Out Hunger in Hammond by leaving nonperishable food items in a plastic bag next to your mailbox this Saturday, May 8.  This small act will be helping out the community’s families in need.  Thank you.

Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team for Hammond real estate