Giving Back to Louisiana


In Denver Colorado, a group of people with ties to Louisiana held a fund raiser to benefit flood victims in Louisiana.

Held on September 2, 2016 at Stoney’s Bar and Grill, in Denver,  the group raised over $6300.00 to sponsor two families to gut and rebuild.  The proceeds went to the Nola Tree Project headquartered in New Orleans. The group served Gumbo and had 75 raffle prizes from various places around Denver. The food was donated by Sysco, beer donated by New Belgium Pabst and Stoney’s Bar and Grill donated everything else. Tony and the Blue Krewe played live music for free. Awesome band.

Shane Larisey, an LSU graduate and whose parents were victims of the flood, coordinated with a core group of volunteers:

  • Kelly McFeely
  • Kelly McPherson
  • Rebecca Brandt
  • Jonathan Stelly
  • Colleen Bavaro
  • Anthony Bavaro
  • Jennifer Herrington
  • Mike Engelhardt
  • Kristin George
  • Jessica Camarillo
  • John Sumpter
  • Mitchel White
Posted on September 6, 2016 .