Fitch Ratings, on Tuesday, has withdrawn the 'AA-' rating on the Louisiana Office Facilities Corp. (LA) (Louisiana State Capitol Complex Program) lease revenue refunding bonds series 2010B “as this series has been removed from the upcoming sale”, claims a Fitch press release.
Celebrity Book Fair
The first annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival co-chaired by First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and Ms. Ruby Bridges will be an exciting event where children and families from across the city will be able to hear readings from local authors, enjoy free food, and receive free books.
The festival will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010 on the grounds at Latter Branch Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue from 11am to 3pm. Mrs. Landrieu and Ms. Bridges are both available for interviews.
The festival is being held at this particular time to honor the legacy of Ruby Bridges during the 50th anniversary of her historic walk to hep integrate New Orleans public schools in 1960.
The event will offer unique opportunities for children and parents to interact with exceptional writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and demonstrations.
Featured Authors and Storytellers
First Lady Cheryl Landrieu
Ruby Bridges, Through My Eyes
James Carville, Lu and the Swamp
Cecelia Dartez, Jenny Giraffe
Alex Beard, The Jungle Grapevine
Nancy Parker, The Adventures of Yat and Dat: What’s Cookin’
Dr. Pandwe Gibson, Why Series for Children
Freddi Williams Evans, A Bus of Our Own, The Battle of New Orleans
Pat Roig, The Beignet That Almost Got Away
JoAnn Mertens, The Beignet That Almost Got Away
And more special readers!
Music and Entertainment
The James Andrew Brass Band
New Orleans Saints Mascot “Gumbo”
New Orleans Hornets’ Honey Bees
Audubon Zoo Mobile
The Book Mobile
Food and Entertainment
Red Beans & Rice
Gingerbread Cookies courtesy of Berthe Amos, author of The Cajun Gingerbread Boy
Featured Tents Exhibitions
Louisiana Children’s Museum – Children’s Illustration Workshop Tent
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities – Primetime Methodology Workshop Tent
YMCA – Resources and Adult Literacy Tent
New Orleans Saints Story Tent
Ruby Bridges Foundation Tent
The American Marketing Association, (New Orleans Southshore chapter will be hosting its holiday luncheon with a panel discussion focusing upon local products branding into regional and national brands.
Our Louisiana brand panelists include:
• Abita Beer—David Blossman, President
• Luzianne/Reily Foods—John Sillars, VP Marketing
• Tabasco—Jan D. Carroll, Marketing Director
• Zatarain’s—Michael Morse, Business Director
The date of the event is December 9.