The Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education (TFAE) is preparing for The Courier Presents the TGMC 5K Run for Excellence and Cajun Food Festival to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, in downtown Houma. An exciting evening packed with fun, delicious food, cold beverages, and the band Souled Out will entertain live on stage from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm.
Getting ready for the 5K race is easy. To register online for the Whitney Bank Kid's Fun Run or the 5K visit the TFAE website http://www.tfae.org/ and click on Register online for the 5K. The TGMC Training Guide will soon appear on the TFAE and the TGMC websites to help prepare you for the race.
The Bayou Runner's Association (BRASS) is the local organization that coordinates the 5K race. This year the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has announced that the 2012 TFAE 5K Run for Excellence will serve as the state championship running event. Toby Hubble, president, commented, "BRASS is excited to assist with this state-wide 5K championship race and we are pleased to continue our great partnership with TFAE for this major community-wide event.”
Following the race, the downtown festival gates will open at 6:30 p.m.
Delicious food prepared by area chefs and restaurateurs will be available for all to enjoy at this great Cajun Food Festival. Get ready to taste Houma's largest po-boy, crawfish beignets, marinated oysters, jambalaya, brisket, hamburgers, sopapilla cheesecake, and much more.
The Kid's Corner (for the younger crowd 12 and under) will feature face painting and balloon artists, a magician, Ms. Lillipad the Terrebonne Parish Library storyteller, arts and crafts, BTNEP, games and prizes. New this year will be a Rock Wall for the younger crowd to enjoy all evening courtesy of Renaissance Family Fitness.
This event has assisted TFAE in awarding grants to teachers in the Terrebonne Parish Public School District (TPSD) over the past eleven years impacting more than 42,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students. Since inception of the grant program TFAE has awarded over $814,300 to TPSD teachers, which includes more than $395,000 in matching funds from the LA-Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), as teacher and school impact grants. The grants cover every academic discipline, providing students with "hands-on” science, literacy and math centers, Promethean boards, as well as other forms of exciting technology.
To learn more about TFAE visit http://www.tfae.org/. Proceeds from the event benefit the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education.