Links' Jazz Brunch will honor several Louisiana role models | Events
The Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, Incorporated will honor eight Louisiana role models at the Seventh Annual “New Orleans Style Jazz Brunch.” The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center Hotel in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
“The Jazz Brunch continues to be a successful event that enjoys a broad base of support from the community,” says Maxine Cormier, Event Chair. “I am proud of our chapter for recognizing the contributions of such outstanding Louisianans and providing significant support to our community through the Jazz Brunch each year.” she added.The theme for the event, “Celebrating the Successes of Louisiana Role Models”, highlights the accomplishments of Louisiana natives who have had a positive and insightful impact on communities at the local, state and national level.
The 2012 honorees are: Tonya G. Robertson, Alma Charles Stewart, Dr. Wanda Raby Spurlock, Edward Pratt, Audrey Nabors Jackson, Everrett Gordon Parker, Dr. Diola Bagayko, and Willie S. King, Jr. Each honoree exemplifies the thrust of the Links’ service to the community through the work of its committees: Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, Health and Human Services, and the Arts.
The Jazz Brunch is a key initiative in the organization’s efforts to raise funds for the continuation of substantive, multi-faceted programming in the Baton Rouge community. The funds generated by the Jazz Brunch have supported a number of program including the Rose Bud Club, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Linkages to Life, the Links’ Boot Camp for youth, the Debose National Piano Competition, and the International Foreign Affairs & Business Empowerment for youth –LIFE Institute.
The Jazz Brunch also helped fund the renovation of the "Kids Zone" at the ExxonMobil YMCA. For nearly fifty years Links’ programs have touched the lives of Baton Rouge residents.
For more information, go to www.brlinksinc.org for more information.