You have heard of "Stuff the Bus" at the beginning of school each year. The West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau has their own take on this slogan. A "Fill the Float" challenge in honor of the 10th Annual Veterans Parade held on November 9, 2014, in Port Allen. This parade was and still is the only Veterans Parade held in the Baton Rouge Region.

This year we want to honor our military by collecting supplies to send overseas. A list of these items can be found on The donations can be dropped off at the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center during regular hours, seven days a week, starting immediately. A special float will be filled and will be in the parade on November 9th. The progress of our collection will be shown weekly on our website, and

A second take on "Fill the Float" will be by placing the names of past and present men and women who have served or are presently in the military. We have space for 300 names and want the public to help us honor their friends and family by submitting the names for our float. If we fill this float with names, we will continue to a second float.

Submit the name of the honoree, and branch of the military. Names can be submitted - emailed to - faxed to 225-344-2931 - call us at 225-344-2920 or contact us through our website, www.westbatonrouge.NET.

The Veterans on Parade accepts any company or business float entry to join the parade at no charge. Veterans are welcome to ride any of the floats at no charge and beads are provided. Contact the West Baton Rouge CVB office to sign up today or to get more information on the Veterans on Parade event and "FILL THE FLOAT" campaign.


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