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Kite Fest was a huge success this year, thanks in part to good weather on Friday and Saturday.  "We had one of our best years ever, with 1,000 students on Friday  We had a packed field on Saturday and a huge crowd staying for the fireworks display Saturday night", said West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau (WBRCVB) Director Kathy Gautreau. This year's event was dedicated to Gayle Woodul, who was instrumental in helping establish the festival, and was a volunteer each year.  She also operated the Go Big or Go Home Kite Team.  The team was out... more
According to the story told by Floyd Prejean, owner of Morley Marina, Horatio Morley came to Louisiana from Michigan in 1907, starting a cypress logging business in what would become known as Morley, Louisiana, near today’s Brusly, in West Baton Rouge. A generous gift of a Model T from Morley’s friend, Henry Ford, would spell his doom. A car wreck killed Morely and his uncle-in-law, George Coswell. Without Morley guiding his business interests, the company and the town soon dried up. All that is left of Morley’s town, however, is definitely not dried up! This bar/... more