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Water Works Museum gearing up for birthday bash

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  • Joel Rodgers

Get your party hats ready, Shreveport!

The Shreveport Water Works Museum is turning 131 years old this Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come party like a Victorian at the 131st birthday party of the Shreveport Water Works, now the Shreveport Water Works Museum! Lunch under the majestic oaks with food from a variety of food trucks including Farley Catering, UNEEDA Taco, Double D’s Food Trailer, Lumpia Pinoy- Filipino lumpia & egg rolls & hot dogs. Take part in Victorian party games, listen to live music, tour the water works and railroad museums, learn about Cross Bayou’s historic A-Truss Railroad Bridge, get up close and personal with critters from the Walter Jacobs Nature Park, find some treasures at the Silent Auction…and all the while, you’ll be supporting our historic Victorian-era water works.

In fact, Queen Victoria is going to be making the trek from her current home to the Water Works for a tribute and for a ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake at 2 pm. We will practice our royal waves and Sing ‘God Save the Queen’ to make her feel at home. All present will be feted with cake, courtesy of HRH (Her Royal Highness).

It’s going to be a great day for all ages. We throw the party but YOU get the present!

Friends of the Water Works will be selling water and soft drinks as a fundraiser for the museum. Admission to the event is FREE, and all ages are welcome. Parking is FREE and will be across North Common Street. A golf cart limo will be making the loop to pick up and drop off visitors.

Find out more at: downtownshreveport.com/party-like-a-victorian-with-us

 

 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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