BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Perkins Rowe and the Salvation Army offer the "Merry Music Red Kettle" holiday fund drive on Saturday, Dec. 13 to benefit Baton Rouge-area relief programs.
The drive takes place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in front of the Cinemark Perkins Rowe movie theater. Proceeds support the Salvation Army's community projects, senior citizen programs, after-school programs, relief for victims of fire and disasters, addiction rehabilitation programs and direct aid for families in need.
Organized by WAFB news anchor Donna Britt and Tonja Myles, a Baton Rouge rehab counselor and community activist, "Merry Music Red Kettle" includes a full day of live, free holiday entertainment performed by local artists:
- 10-11 a.m. – Jim Hogg and James Linden perform a Dickens Christmas with authentic costumes
- 11 a.m.-noon – the Iberville Parish Math, Science and Arts Academy choir and dancers
- Noon-2 p.m. – South Louisiana Virtuosi Strings
- 2-3 p.m. – the East Baton Rough Parish All-Stars, featuring students from Baton Rouge High, McKinley High and Scotlandville Magnet High performing Christmas jazz
- 3-3:30 p.m. – Flute choir King's Pipes from Broadmoor United Methodist Church
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Bayou Brass quintet
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Miguel Hernandez and Friends offering blues, jazz and fusion
- 6-7 p.m. – Magnolia Strings quartet and Magnolia Strings Children
- 7-8 p.m. – Hannah Pitman and Friends folk music
- 8-9 p.m. Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble