Champagne roasted by Scouts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2001

PHOTO: SHERIFF GREG C. CHAMPAGNE was “roasted” as part of a Boy Scouts fund-raiser last week. From left are Todd Mulford, Parish President Albert Laque, Champagne and Joey Murray. LULING – The Tchoupitoulas District of the Southeast Louisiana Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently raised more than $8,000 at its first annual Celebrity Roast at Esperanza Restaurant in Luling, roasting St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne. The Council and District provide many activities for the youth including Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Cub Fall Encampment, Cub World, Pinewood Derbies, Scout Fair, Summer Camp, Winter Camp, High Adventure Trips and much more. District operating funds are raised through annual Friends of Scouting contributions, special events, activities and camping fees. “The roast was such a success that plans are already being made for next year’s event,” stated Tchoupitoulas District Director Todd Mulford. The Southeast Louisiana Council expresses its gratitude to Sheriff Champagne, Dinner Chairman Joey Murray, the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department, Patricia Hamilton, the Rev. Mike Hammett, Assistant District Attorney’s Kurt Sins and Louis Authement, Pontchartrain Levee Board Commissioner Steve Wilson and Attorney Don Almerico. In addition, Parish President Albert Laque joined in the fun by issuing “Presidential Pardons” to all the roasters.