We are pleased to announce the eighth annual Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. The soiree is from 7-10 p.m., with a patron party at 6 p.m. This reception-style event will feature live music from the Big Easy Jazz Band, good food, a silent auction, presentation of the 2020 Leadership for Life Award, a live painting by Baton Rouge artist Maria Boudreaux and more, all benefiting Louisiana Right to Life’s Advertise for Life project. Alan and Lisa Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family will be the guest speakers.
In 2019, with your support and through a variety of advertising avenues, our ads were seen or heard more than 2.5 million times. We know of 27 babies who were saved from abortion through this project in 2019, and we have no doubt many more lives were saved as well. We also know many pregnant women found the help and support they needed from our state’s pregnancy resource centers thanks to your support! Remember, abortion has decreased by 21% in Louisiana since 2014. Together, we are saving lives!
Attire: Spring dresses / pants and tops for ladies; suits or sports coat for men. Bowties and hats welcome!
Alan and Lisa Robertson, members of America’s favorite back woods family and the Duck Commander Clan, will be the guest speakers at Bowties for Babies and share their story of abortion, brokenness, restoration and healing.
Al is the oldest son of the Duck Commander, Phil Robertson, and his wife, Miss Kay, and Lisa calls herself “the original Robertson daughter-in-law.” They appeared on the family’s hit television show, Duck Dynasty on A&E, with the rest of the family where Al was known as the beardless brother. They pastored for 22+ years at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe before returning to the family business, Duck Commander, to appear on the TV show and speak around the country.
Lisa speaks at pregnancy centers and pro-life events around the country and shares her powerful, life-changing story that impacts the lives of those she meets. Al also started a production company with his cousin Zach Dasher that produces three shows on BlazeTV.com, including Phil’s show, In the Woods With Phil. He is also the host of Phil’s brand new Podcast, Unashamed with Phil Robertson, also starring his brother Jase.
Al and Lisa have written and co-written devotional books, books about the Robertson family and also their own story, A New Season. They partnered with Focus on the Family for their latest book, Desperate Forgiveness.
Patron levels start at $250 and include tickets to the event. Individual and couple tickets are also available, starting at $75.
Once again this year, you’ll be able to register early and start bidding before the event on our online auction site. We are currently collecting auction items, and the auction site should be up and running a week prior to the event (we’ll post the link here).
Do you have something to donate to our silent auction? Will you contribute a gift item or basket, a gift
certificate to your favorite restaurant, tickets to a local concert or sporting event or even use of a vacation rental? Click here to find out how you can help!
Maria Boudreaux is a self-taught artist born and raised in southeast Louisiana. She started commercially painting murals, faux finishes and turning the ordinary into extraordinary. However, creating works of art on canvas has always been her first love.
All of Maria’s mix-media paintings are an indication of the talent of this artist who wants to share her skills with others. She has owned Fleur De Me Designs since 2004 and hosts sip and paint classes, summer art camps for grade school students, and team building events for area businesses. Her personality brings the artist out in everyone with her live painting events as onlookers join in the creation of a masterpiece. With a variety of textures and mediums used, her paintings capture the essence of southern gulf coast charm in a style as unique as Maria.
Host Committee: Mike and Lisa Albano, Dr. Charles and Mary Aycock, Drs. Louis and Lauren Barfield, Beau and Lindsey Bennett, Charles and Clelie Carpenter, Dylan and Kristin David, Charlie and Ellen Davis, Warren and Alison Dazzio, Pete and Carol Dazzio, Paul and Shelby Dietzel, Jeff and Bridget Dunbar, Richie and Holly Edmonds, Tony and Korie Giglio, Dr. Jimmy and Kathleen Godchaux, Phillip and Donna Gordy, Mike and Dana Hammer, John and Elaine Hauler, Barry Mele, Travis and Kelly Miglicco, Michael and Kelly Olinde, Scott and Ashton Smith, Hays and Gay Town, Dr. Ted and Dana Veillon, Vic and Joy Weston, Vince and Rhonda Whittington, Jensen Young, and Luke and Katie Zumo
The Leadership for Life Award was first given in 2016 during Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life.
100 percent of the proceeds from Bowties for Babies go to Louisiana Right to Life’s Advertise for Life project. The mission of the Advertise for Life project is to reach women considering abortion through a variety of compelling and youthful advertisements that will encourage them to choose life for themselves and their child. The ads, which vary from internet ads to billboards to radio spots and more, connect women, through a website and hotline number, with local pregnancy resource centers that can oer immediate assistance. The campaign operates the ADicultChoice.com website, the direct link to the pregnancy resource centers.
Studies show that 95% of women who enter a pregnancy center choose life. Even with 30+ pregnancy centers across Louisiana, 22 women a day still choose abortion. Advertise for Life wants to reach these abortion-minded women and connect them to pregnancy centers, where they can find the support and help they need. Visit: http://www.adifficultchoice.com for more information.