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Wetland Watchers fundraiser Oct. 8

From staff and wire reports -   Oct 03, 2013

The Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project, which involves students from fourteen different St. Charles Parish schools in environmental education activities, will hold a fundraiser at Ormond Plantation on Tuesday, Oct. 8 for 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature great food and inexpensive family fun for a good cause. Attendees will have a chance to listen to spooky stories from Louisiana lore, enter the pumpkin decorating contest and limbo competition and enjoy hands-on experiences with alligators, snakes and other local wetland animals. A gift basket raffle will aslo take place. Best of all, attendess will have a chacne to sample seafood gumbo, jambalaya, white chocolate bread pudding and pralines prepared by Ormond Plantation chef Richard Kail.

Admission is $1 or free to anyone wearing a Wetland Watchers t-shirt. Destrehan senior, Paige Priest, organized the event.

"Growing up with the wetlands in my backyard, I have come to realize that day by day they are diminishing. There are many processes that have sped up this loss; Most of these causes are caused by humans." Preist said. "Since the beginning of my freshmen year I have known that I was going to plan my senior project involving the wetlands."

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