By Amanda Nottingham
North Louisiana Director
The State Fair of Louisiana wrapped-up its first-ever Spring Edition in May, and we were once again thrilled to be part of this event with our Pro-Life Outreach Booth.
While the Spring Edition of the State Fair looked a little different than the traditional fall event, it was still a great success, and we enjoyed sharing the beauty of life with all who attended. One of the banners from our college exhibit was displayed in the booth, and it was especially eye catching and generated interest from passers-by, which allowed us to invite them in to share our pro-life message.
As usual, the fetal models were a big hit, especially with younger children and teens. So many people were surprised to see the level of development of a pre-born baby at only 12 weeks and several stated, “That’s a baby, not a clump of cells.”
The opportunity to provide education to the public about fetal development and the sanctity of human life is why the Pro-Life Outreach Booth at the State Fair is so critical.
We are already looking forward to the traditional State Fair of Louisiana that will be held on Oct. 28 through Nov. 14, 2021. The fall fair will operate without restrictions, and we expect a large attendance as people return to events following the year-long shutdown.
Volunteers will be needed to staff the Pro-Life Outreach Booth this fall. This is a simple way to make a big impact in our community! Shreveport is the “abortion capital” of Louisiana, and this booth is one way we are working to change that and create a culture of life in this area.
Volunteers often have a fear that the booth will be perceived as controversial and confrontational. However, that’s not the case at all! Our booth and volunteers are overwhelmingly embraced and encouraged by fair visitors. First-time volunteers often sign-up for an additional shift because their first experience was so positive. The Pro-Life Outreach Booth is a vital outreach that allows us to share our message with a large group of people who we may not otherwise be able to reach. Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time this fall and truly making a difference in our community and in the lives of so many who visit the State Fair.