Archive for October, 2010


Covington Boo Fest Helps Northshore Families Helping Families

October 20, 2010

Want to celebrate Halloween and help make a difference?  Go to the Lakeview Regional Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine facility (19055 Kane Lane) on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for “Boo Fest”.  The Covington“Boo Fest” helps Northshore Families Helping Families charity.  The “Boo Fest” is the first fundraiser of its type to help benefit the local Hammond area charity, who helps children with disabilities as well as their families.

At the event, kids can enjoy trick-or-treating, so make sure to dress up!  There will be gruesome games, freakish fun and eerie eats for everyone to enjoy.  A Jambalaya Cook-Off is scheduled as well.  Donations will be accepted at the event, so feel free to give as well as receive.

Sponsors of the Covington “Boo Fest” include:

Covington Boo Fest Helps Northshore Families Helping FamiliesNorth Oaks Health System
Fidelity Homestead
Hancock Bank
Tangipahoa Tourism
Burns Estate Planning, LLC
Southeastern Lousiana University
First Guaranty Bank
Louisiana Federal Credit Union
Specialty LTCH Hospital in Hammond
Emery & James, LTD Gohres Insurance
Charter Business
Regions Bank

If you want something different to do for Halloween as well as a great, fun way to help a wonderful charity, consider Covington‘s “Boo Fest”, which helps Northshore Families Helping Families.  Food, fun, candy and goodwill…that’s part of what makes Tangipahoa Parish and St Tammany Parish such great places to live!

Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team, Let My Family Bring Your Family Home to Hammond


Ponchatoula Estate Sale to Raise Money for Local Homeless Shelter

October 7, 2010

Ponchatoula Estate Sale to Raise Money for Local Homeless ShelterThis Saturday, October 9, 2010, there will be a Ponchatoula estate sale to raise money for local homeless shelter Serenity House.  Money raised from the estate sale will go towards paying for much needed items at Serenity House, such as paved handicapped parking and a commercial grade hood for their stove that was recently declared out of compliance with fire code by the Ponchatoula Fire Department’s inspectors.  Serenity House won’t be able to cook their two meals a day for the home’s 27 residents until the hood is replaced.

The estate sale, coordinated by the Ponchatoula First Baptist Church Busy Bees Club, will be held at the Ponchatoula Community Center (300 N Sixth St) from 8am to 4pm this Saturday.  In addition to the bikes, toys, furniture, baby clothes, jewelry and other items available for sale, there will be kids games, a plant sale and a cake sale during the event.

Just like many non-profit organizations, Ponchatoula’s Serenity House is struggling financially.  Since this is the only homeless shelter in Tangipahoa Parish, it is the only home for its residents.  Without Serenity House, they would have nowhere to go.  Come to the Ponchatoula estate sale this Saturday to help raise money for the local homeless shelter.  You’ll have fun, be able to purchase great items and help a fantastic organization who helps the community.

Yvonne Martin, your Ponchatoula real estate specialist