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Author: Allison Schexnayder

Allison grew up in Church Point, LA but moved to Lake Charles in 2013 to attend McNeese State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in New Media in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix, and playing Xbox. Allison interned at Lake Charles /SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Spring 2017 semester.

How to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Lake Charles

7/31/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Rainy day got you down? Don’t worry, there is plenty to do right here in Lake Charles even when the weather is not so nice. A personal rainy day favorite of mine is bowling at Petro Bowl . Which is always fun for the whole family. Been wanting to catch that new blockbuster? Now’s your chance at Cinemark Movie Bistro or Cinemark 348 . A rainy
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Creole Nature Trail Survival Kit

5/10/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Outdoors
Are you planning a road trip down the Creole Nature Trail ? Well, you should! “Louisiana’s Outback” is full of gators, wildlife, and natural wonders that the whole family will enjoy. Here are ten things you should remember to bring on your journey to ensure you have an amazing and worry free time. 1. The Creole Nature Trail Experience Guide – Which
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Must See Lake Charles Museums

4/17/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  History
My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums . The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex . Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The Mottagator” which was created to honor the memory
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St. Patrick's Day Fun in Lake Charles

3/11/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Friday, March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for something fun to do then look no further! Whether you want to go out with adults or bring the kids somewhere, there is something for everyone. If you want a full day of celebrating, then you have to go to the 6 th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Festival @ MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub . Things kick
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6 Awesome Music Events

3/1/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Arts, Festivals & Events
Love music? Dancing? Don’t miss Southwest Louisiana’s music festivals this spring/summer! 1. Groovin at the Grove started on March 2 with Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin Cajuns, and will continue with Louisiana Red on April 6, and conclude with Nik-L Beer on May 4. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket. Concerts will be on the beautiful Great Lawn,
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