Shreveport Bossier Weekend Events – August 17,18,19 [VIDEO]
Oh it’s a big weekend of fun in Kiss Country! If you are a fan of hunting, fishing, boating, camping, or cooking join us at the Sportsman’s Expo all weekend! There’s also a huge joint celebration happening in Bossier observing the 140th anniversary of Shed Road and the 40th anniversary of Meadowview Elementary, “Shed Fest”! We have all the fun details!
Join Gary McCoy for: “ShedFest 2012,” a joint celebration of Meadowview’s 50th and Shed Road’s 140th anniversary.
Anyone who has lived in Bossier for some time has come to view Meadowview Elementary School as part of the city’s landscape. After all, the brick-framed school has been an institution on Shed Road since 1962.
Since that time, Meadowview has weathered the past. In 1978, an F4 tornado struck, which leveled one wing of the school and caused extensive roof damage to other parts. A year later, though, it was reconstructed and Meadowview continues to prosper in the present. Today, the children — and even grandchildren — of former students are proud Roadrunners.
This year is Meadowview’s golden anniversary. It has been 50 years since the school opened its doors. In that time period, thousands of children living in the Meadowview and Swan Lake subdivisions have learned their ABC’s and 1,2,3s within those walls. If you ask Assistant Principal Linda Brian, that calls for a celebration on a grand scale – and what a party it will be Saturday, August 18 at the school.
Everyone is invited to attend “ShedFest 2012,” a joint celebration of Meadowview’s 50th and Shed Road’s 140th anniversary. Brian has been planning the event for months now and promises a good time not only to those with ties to Meadowview, but to anyone who calls Bossier City home.
Have old yearbooks, photos or other memorabilia from Meadowview? Bring them and reminisce with others in the gymnasium or on the lawn.
The day will begin bright and early at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K and Kids Fun Run, followed by an anniversary celebration and mayoral proclamation at 9 a.m. Then, at 10, celebrate the arts! A marketplace will open, featuring arts and crafts booths and food vendors, and there will be entertainment throughout the day on stage.
Free kids’ activities will also be offered and historians will give talks about how Shed Road got its name. The 19th century nine-mile dirt road was completely covered by a shed, enabling all-weather, year-round travel.
Make plans to come celebrate Meadowview’s legacy and learn about a road that pre-dates all of us. It’s one big reunion and good family fun!
Today, tomorrow and Sunday we’re headed to the Centurylink Center for the Louisiana Powersports Sportsman’s Expo. This thing is HUGE! Tons and tons of vendors from the boating, camping, hunting, fishing, and cooking worlds. Be sure to get registered to win a $30,000 hunt with the Killin’ N Grillin’ crew, just stop by their booth to register. There is also a load of fun stuff for the kids including a zip-line, a fetch and fish demonstration (that’s the one where the dogs jump in the giant tank), a police K-9 demonstration and special play area for the children.