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PCP Visitor Center Building Fund

$400 of $100k goal

Raised by 3 people in 11 months
Jeanie Andre
on behalf of Wilmer Moore
 NEW ROADS, LA
Go Fund Me Campaign For A Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center

 

It's Jeanie Andre, Director of the Office of Tourism, again.
I  started a "Go Fund Me Campaign" to help raise money for a Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center a couple of weeks ago.  Thus far, we are getting some donations.  It's slow, but you are making a difference.

 Thank all of you who have already contributed and I would like to welcome my new contributors.  I can mention your names or you can choose not to mentioned.

 We can keep this going and I deeply appreicate all your support.  I would also ask if you take my link and share this on your website and share with your social media networks.  I could use the media coverages so that I can reach my goal.

 All money collected will strictly be used to secure a site or purchase a place that will be suitable for our parish’s visitor center.  Every dollar is important when you are talking about securing the future of tourism in our parish.  Those of you who have held events across the parish know how important it is to make your events successful and you know that extra money spent in your area can help fund your projects; otherwise your projects would not be complete. Pointe Coupee being a rural area makes our budgets much smaller compared to our surrounding parishes and thus being said recieve a smaller amount of state funding, based on population.

 The office of tourism plays a vital role in giving information to visitors about all the events and attractions we have all across the parish. When a traveler comes to town, he spends money here, and that generates extra tax dollar, not generated from our local residents.

We educate visitors and tell them about the parish.  We  provide visitors with brochures, about people, businesses, events, and things see and do while they are here.   We also tell them of what happening around the parish at various dates and months of the year.
We get the word out for you and make a visitor want to come back for more or sometimes even make the visitor want to live here forever. 

I realize I have high expectations, but I feel that a permanent structure would secure tourism in our parish for a very long time.  I am trying to save as much money as possible but our office is run on a tight budget and we have operational fees.  Also paying rent is wasting our tax payer’s dollars. 

My soliciting for a fundraising campaign is just another way I can say I care.  And I know that you do too.  I want my children and grandchildren to know and be proud of the place they came from and I want to show the world that Pointe Coupee Parish is a beautiful place and has a lot to offer a tourist.

A permanent visitor center will belong to the entire parish.  There will be somebody in our next generation that can keep tourism alive and  can continue to give out information about our parish, so that we can insure extra revenue for our entire parish.

Pointe Coupee Parish has something that appeals to a variety of interest and guess what, it's not coincidental that I try to target that interest.  It's for a reason, people seem to come back for more, if for whatever reason they came, they will come back for that same reason and that is to do what they enjoyed doing in the past.

We try to target their interest and many of them have more than one interest to attract them back here.  This is because I do care if your events are successful and your businesses or organizations and municipalities make the extra money generated through tourism to fund your many projects.  Remember I was born and raised here too and I want the parish to continue to grow.  I always say, I don't work just for the pay check, it's not about me, it's about making a difference.

I need your help and you my friends, can make the difference.  You have done it before and you can do it again.  Donations are tax deductible and every dollar add up.

I know you care about Pointe Coupee Parish as much as I do and together we can make this happen.    You can contribute at: 

https://www.gofundme.com/23kthac4.   

If you have land or a building that you would like to offer; we will accept that also.  On behalf of the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission, I want to thank you.

Sincerely,

Jeanie Andre, Director

Pointe Coupee Parish Office of Tourism
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Update 6
Posted by Jeanie Andre
11 months ago
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Another Contributor
Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center GoFundMe Campaign Has Just Received A Donation From Someone Who Cares.

Way to Go My Dearest Neighborly Friend!
Thanks for Your Generous Donation. Your Contribution Will Help Me Reach My Goal. But the main thing you want to remember is that you have made a difference in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Please Challenge Your Friends, Family, Co-Workers to do the same, and ask them to please share this on their Social Media Network Pages.

Who will be the next candidate to make a difference in Pointe Coupee Parish?
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Update 5
Posted by Jeanie Andre
11 months ago
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Yippie Yi-Ya! You Go Girl;
Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center GoFundMe Campaign Has Just Received A Donation From Someone Who Cares.

Way to Go My Dearest Neighborly Friend!
Thanks for Your Generous Donation. Your Contribution Will Help Me Reach My Goal. But the main thing you want to remember is that you have made a difference in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Please Challenge Your Friends, Family, Co-Workers to do the same, and ask them to please share this on their Social Media Network Pages.

Who will be the next candidate to make a difference in Pointe Coupee Parish?
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Update 4
Posted by Jeanie Andre
11 months ago
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There are were no new contributions to my GoFund Me Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center Campaign.
Reminder; It's never too late to make a donation and would you please consider making a contribution today? It is indeed tax deductible for businesses and it's looks good in the public eye for you to be a contributor for such a great endeavor.

I am a firm believer that a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.
Let's see who will be the next to contribute. You will get recognized for your generous donations. Be sure to like us and share with family and friends on your social media network pages.
Thanks for your continued support and you and I can make this happen.
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Update 3
Posted by Jeanie Andre
11 months ago
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Mr. Ronald Scallan has donated $100 dollars to our Pointe Coupee Parish Visitor Center GoFund Me Campaign. Thanks so much Mr. Scallan.
Would any of you like to be the next contributor to my campaign? Please encourage your family and friends to do same and help me keep it posted on your favorite social media pages. Let's keep the ball rolling for Pointe Coupee Parish. We can do this....I just know it.
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$400 of $100k goal

Raised by 3 people in 11 months
Created May 10, 2016
Jeanie Andre  
on behalf of Wilmer Moore
$50
Anonymous
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
RS
$100
Ronald Scallan
11 months ago
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1
$250
Anonymous
11 months ago
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