November 27, 2013 11:01 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thanksgiving dinner costs in Louisiana are up about 9 percent - from $44.35 for a dinner for 10 last year, to $48.50 this year, the LSU AgCenter says. The biggest chunk of that increase is in the turkey. An AgCenter survey found that turkeys in... more »
November 12, 2012 8:55 AM
ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - A Mansfield church group brought an early Thanksgiving dinner to the 1,000 inmates of the state prison for women in St. Gabriel, with jambalaya, salad rolls and cookies. The Advocate reports that Harvest Outreach Ministries had the meal catered by Tee Wayne's Cajun Cooking of... more »
November 12, 2012 7:47 AM
Every year there are dozens of families questioning how they will put food on the table, especially around the holidays.
One Acadiana group is working to ease the holiday stress; the social group Unjudgeable Divas and Gents spent Sunday afternoon handing out more than a half dozen thanksgiving baskets... more »
November 9, 2012 9:11 AM
Thanksgiving Can Food Drive softball game is at Lamson Park this Saturday, November 10, 2012. Ragin'Cajuns softball vs. Galveston - bring canned goods to help others for Thanksgiving.
For more info call: 337 482-6842
or visit: www.RaginCajuns.com
November 24, 2011 9:46 PM
A major fire destroys a Lafayette home on Thanksgiving Day.
Around 7 o'clock Thursday evening, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a blaze in the twenty-five hundred block of Ambassador Caffery behind Everybody Rides. The mobile home was fully engulfed when crews arrived, and the fire did cause damage... more »
November 23, 2011 10:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Audubon Insectarium's Thanksgiving turkey has a lot more legs than usual, but they're all in the stuffing. Two days before Thanksgiving and two days after, the "Bug Appetit" kitchen will serve turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing. Pumpkin pie with crickets and cranberry sauce with... more »
November 22, 2011 11:36 PM
The same ingredients go into your family's Thanksgiving feast every year, but have you ever wondered how much the cost of those ingredients is going up? According to a new survey, turkey is up 25-cents/pound from last year. For non-profits, this price inflation makes it that much more difficult to... more »
November 25, 2010 10:03 PM
On this Thanksgiving Day, KATC reporter Mike Magnoli didn't have to go far from the newsroom to find this couple. They have very few earthly possesions--- but they have each other.
"I'm thankful for my health and my new wife and my children's health," says Charles Massengill.... more »
November 25, 2010 10:02 AM
New Orleans, La- Saints coach Sean Payton says he's optimistic Reggie Bush will be able to finally return to action at Dallas on Thanksgiving. The veteran running back has missed eight games since fracturing his right fibula. more »
November 25, 2010 9:58 AM
Six NFL teams are in action on Thanksgiving, with Detroit and Dallas as customary hosts. The Lions entertain New England for the first kickoff of the holiday. Detroit is 2-8 and residing in its usual spot in the NFC North basement. The 8-2 Patriots are tied with the Jets for... more »
November 23, 2010 6:15 AM
Phi employees will distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families in Acadiana.
The drive begins at 8:00am this morning and volunteers will box up 1,100 food baskets this year. Over the past 16 years, the organization has handed out over 68 hundred food baskets to families in need.
November 17, 2010 6:45 AM
Elsido's will also be hosting a Thanksgiving feed the needy event tonight at 7:00pm.
Admission is $10.00 at the door with 5 can goods or $15.00. There will be19 bands will take to the stage including Cupid.
November 17, 2010 6:37 AM
The walls of Grant Street Dancehall will be rocking tonight for a good cause. The 24th annual Thanksgiving Zydeco food drive will take place tonight.
The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a donation. Musical guests who will be in the house are,... more »
November 15, 2010 9:03 AM
The holiday season is here and the annual Thanksgiving food drive kicks off this week.
The Acadiana outreach center is looking to collect non-perishable food items to help re-stock the pantries of their facilities. Items can be dropped off, beginning today, at the Abmassador Caffery location of Pippin Mcgee... more »
November 27, 2009 1:08 PM
New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... more »
November 26, 2009 2:57 PM
The Bailey's 17th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch took place Thursday.
This Lafayette restaurant serves about 800 people in Acadiana during the event. Restaurant owner Ema Haq started it to help those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, or have no other place to go because they have no family or... more »
November 25, 2009 6:33 PM
There's not much time left to prepare the feast for Thanksgiving gatherings. The stores were packed on Wednesday. "We've been working all week to get ready for today," said Greg Nick, owner of Logan Farms. At least 2-thousand people filtered into the shop to get their hams and turkeys. It's... more »
November 25, 2009 2:54 PM
Buses with the Lafayette Transit System will not be operating Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Saturday bus schedule 6:15 am until 10:30 pm will be utilized on Friday and Saturday. Call the Lafayette Transit System at 291-8570 for details or CLICK HERE to view the website.
November 25, 2009 2:37 PM
The Opelousas General Health System Environmental Services Department made a food donation to the Lighthouse Mission of Opelousas today, just in time for Thanksgiving. Garland Roberts, Director of the ES Department said Wednesday, "By giving, we are able to show our thanks and appreciation for the blessings in our lives.... more »
November 25, 2009 12:56 PM
Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites.
The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
November 24, 2009 11:31 AM
Celebrate the Holidays Downtown
'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »
November 24, 2009 10:14 AM
The Day After Thanksgiving is Busiest of the Year for Plumbers
Cincinnati, OH - The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter's residential plumbers. Big holiday meal preparation and cleanup mean lots of grease and food go down the kitchen drain into the... more »
November 24, 2009 8:52 AM
One in every eight Louisianans can't afford to put food on their table. With the holidays upon us, those individuals are looking for help more than ever and so are the organizations that can make that happen.
Second Harvest Food Bank statewide will provide almost 4 million fewer meals... more »
November 23, 2009 1:56 PM
Thanksgiving is a day to eat, but if you are trying to watch your weight or manage health issues, it can be a struggle.
Turkey, a main part of Thanksgiving, is healthy because of its high amount of protein and low amount of fat. However, the method by which... more »
November 19, 2009 3:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29).
DOTD Secretary William D. Ankner, Ph.D., urged drivers to use extra caution... more »
November 18, 2009 9:34 AM
Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... more »
November 13, 2009 11:48 AM
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - These bugs have the right stuff. Three monarch caterpillars are about to become insect astronauts. University of Kansas prof Chip Taylor is providing the caterpillars for a space shuttle launch planned for Monday. The Wichita Eagle reports the bugs will ride the shuttle Atlantis to the... more »
November 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Vermilion Parish School System Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccinations After Thanksgiving Break:
(Abbeville, LA) Randy Schexnayder, Superintendent of Schools for Vermilion Parish announced that H1N1 vaccinations for students will begin when students return from Thanksgiving vacation. "Everyone needs annual flu protection because the influenza virus changes from year to year"... more »
November 11, 2009 4:09 PM
Some stuff about stuffing: 1)stuff just before roasting 2) be sure internal temp. of meat reaches 180 degress F and center of stuffing reaches 165 degrees before removing from the oven 3) never cook stuffed poultry in the microwave oven 4) refrigerate leftover poultry and stuffing separately. S-L-O-W...D-O-W-N many of... more »
October 8, 2009 12:14 PM
Barnes & Noble still has "gift wrapping openings" for those who would like to help wrap Christmas presents. Selected dates are November 27 & 29 as well as December 14 - 17 and 24th.
For more information call the Barnes & Noble Community Relations Manager at 989-4142.