Over 100 community members, leaders and supporters of Natchitoches’ Boys and Girls Club gathered at the Northwestern State University Ballroom for the 19th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner. The popular event serves as both an opportunity to showcase the club members’ talents and accomplishments and to raise much needed funds for the club’s mission of serving the community’s youth. The dinner this year is expected to raise about $25,000.00, all of which will stay in the local area assisting our children.
This year’s dinner featured Miss Louisiana 2017, Laryssa Bonacquisti as the keynote speaker. She spoke of her journey to the Miss America Pageant and of the four steps of “developing your own superpower.” Her talk concluded with a ventriloquism performance similar to the one she performed at the Miss America Pageant.
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