The LSMSA’s Treen Auditorium hosted a delightfully unique concert Dec. 5. The 9th annual Multicultural Christmas Concert, sponsored by NSU’s Louisiana Folklife Center, Office of Cultural Diversity and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, featured a truly eclectic variety of music and dance. Ten different acts performed everything from poetry, praise dance and Hispanic music to a magnificent Gospel Choir who closed the evening with the event’s traditional sing along of Silent Night. Louisiana musical legend Hardrick Rivers and his family also made an appearance onstage to the crowd’s delight.
The event was a great deal of fun, but had a serious purpose, raising funds for Cane River Children’s Services, a stalwart of the local non profit scene since 1978. The agency operates a home for foster children, provides transitional living classes to assist them when they grow older, as well as counseling services. This worthy cause is always in need of assistance in furthering their mission to our parish’s children. If you would like to donate, time, material support or money, please contact Ms. Jennifer Karle at 318-352-9349 and she will be glad to assist you.
Judaism has a concept called Tikkun Olam, or “Repair the World.” There is no finer example of that than the people of Cane River Children’s Services and what they do for the children entrusted to their care. Their actions truly reverberate into eternity. Let us help them out.