Monday, June 04, 2007

Let the Good Times Roll Festival, June 15 to 17, Festival Plaza: largest African American Music & Arts Festival in North Louisiana

Nicole Keys
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Rho Omega and Friends, Inc., celebrate 21 years of hosting the hot Let The Good Times Roll fest in June, 07, says Lyndon Johnson. He notes that it is "the largest African American Music and Arts Festival in North Louisiana."

From June 15 to 17 at Festival Plaza numerous musical performances and hot food and cold drink will feed some 20,000 partiers, says the Let the Good Times Roll web site.

Rho Omega, founded in 1994, has initiated numerous notable programs, including Project Manhood, building social and survival skills in high school males, Education 1st Choice, assisting inner city elementary schools and kids with school supplies and Community Youth Athletic Program, offering financial and coaching support for city youth groups.

There is a Golf Tournament and Awards Program and scholarship fundraiser. Also, there's a Community Essay Contest Program for students. Winners are given monetary awards. And there's Project Uplift, which comprises "various programs organized to help within the community."

Rho Omega's officers and board include Lyndon B. Johnson, Lawrence Anderson, Melvin Lock, Timothy Graham, Fred Moss IV,
Earnest Baylor, Jr., Kenneth Thomas, Sr., Reginald Abrams, Charles Cason, Louis Nelson, Roy Lester and Dr. Marlon Henderson.

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