Monday, September 22, 2008

Of Youth March and Polo ... (Monday Edition)

City Cathedral Announces 2nd Annual 180 Youth March and 180 Turn It Around Youth Conference

City Cathedral Church announces its plans for a second annual 180 Youth March to be held Saturday, September 27, 2008. Last year, at the organizers’ first march, over 1,000 youth marched for righteousness, peace and joy in our city. This year’s march through the streets of New Orleans is a demonstration of what godly counsel imparted to our youth will produce: young people where the combination of the words “youth” and “streets” doesn’t equate to violence! This 180 Youth March and Conference will encourage youth in our city to turn their lives around!

“The alarming rates of murder and violence among our youth, and skyrocketing numbers in cases of drug addiction, of unemployment and of homelessness are all indicators that people need hope. The Lord is the answer. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! God is hope!” said Owen McManus, Jr., Pastor of City Cathedral church and organizer of the event. “In any other circumstance, if that many youth were gathered together in the streets, it would mean trouble,” he continued. “We’re excited about what God is doing in the youth of this city. They are the key to our future.”

Organizers are expecting an even larger event this year and are extending an invitation to other ministries to join them in the march and in the youth conference that will take place that same weekend (September 26-28, 2008). Keynote speakers at the 180 Turn It Around Youth Conference will be Pastor Joel Stockstill, Pastor of Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, LA; Keith Barnes, Elder and Youth Pastor at City Cathedral; and Pastor McManus, who will deliver the final message of the conference on Sunday, September 7, 2008.

The City Cathedral Ministry team began marching throughout the city in February of 2007. Since they began, over 2,000 men, women and children have made decisions to serve the Lord.

Ministries and youth interested in participating should contact:

City Cathedral Church
ATTN: Wendy Trosclair
8801 Chef Menteur Highway
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 246-5121

12th Annual Harvest Cup Polo Classic Raises Money For Junior League Community Projects

Please mark your calendars for Sunday October 26, 2008 from 12 Noon – 5 PM

The Junior League of Greater Covington will sponsor the 12th Annual Harvest Cup Polo Classic on October 26, 2008 from 12 Noon – 5 PM at John Melton’s Folsom Equestrian Center on Highway 40 in Folsom.

Funds raised from the 12th Harvest Cup Polo Classic will benefit the Junior League of Greater Covington’s Community projects in St.Tammany Parish including Hope House Child Advocacy Program, Habitat for Humanity, New Heights Equestrian Center, and Southeast Hospital Adolescent Unit as well as serving the community through their own signature projects including Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, Career Corner, and The Museum Without Walls.

Watch two exciting polo matches, dine on great food and beverages from over 50 local restaurants and bars, be entertained by Four Unplugged, watch football games on a large screen in the catered, air conditioned Polo Pub Tent, browse through the Silent Auction Tent sponsored by Omni Bank which has over 150 items up for bid, and take a chance on purchasing a $20 raffle ticket for a $2500 gift certificate to be used toward the purchase of an Omega watch at Lee Michael's Fine Jewelers Lakeside Shopping Center.

Ticket prices are $75.00 per person prior to event or $100.00 at the gate.

For more information please call the Junior League Cottage at 985.892-5258 or check the JL website @, where you can purchase tickets online.

The Junior League of Greater Covington is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


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