November 9, 2022

Guest Anne Klenke, the liaison for the Creole Nature Trail and Visit Lake Charles’ VP of Destination Development and Community Engagement, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss the significance of Louisiana’s Outback. The Creole Nature Trail All American Road is one of only 57 designated scenic byways in the United States, stretching 187 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Tune in to learn more about the migratory bird fallout unique shells found along our beaches, where to spot alligators, and more activities to do within the National Wildlife Refuges.  



You can almost say that Anne Taber Klenke was born into the tourism industry as her mother Marion “Butch” Fox was a director at multiple entities within the Louisiana tourism industry during her lifetime. Anne Klenke has been instrumental in the marketing, branding, interpretation, grant writing, and coordination of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road since 1997. In 2012 Anne moved back home to Southwest Louisiana to continue working with the Creole Nature Trail as well as serving as the Tourism Director at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, handling domestic and international sales of Southwest Louisiana. In January 2022, Anne was named the Vice President of Destination Development and Community Engagement for Visit Lake Charles and remains the liaison for the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road.  



B&O Kitchen & Grocery is a three-generation family-owned and operated establishment that opened its doors in 1983 by the Benoit family. The small store boasts coolers packed with specialty meats including 13 types of sausages, pre-made frozen meals prepared from long-standing family recipes, and a kitchen that serves up fresh cracklin’, boudin, Cajun, paninis, and their famous hog head cheese. Stop in to pick up lunch to go, have your deer meat processed on-site, or order a party tray for any occasion. Conveniently located off exit 23 on I-10.