Emerge Foundation to host Emerge Fest: A Virtual 60th Anniversary Celebration


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)– The Emerge Foundation is set to host Emerge Fest: A Virtual 60th Anniversary Celebration on June 26 and 27.  All proceeds will help the Emerge Foundation support to The Emerge Center and The Emerge School. 

The 6th Annual Gala and a 60th Anniversary Alumni Reunion were scheduled for May and August, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the organization to adjusted the two in-person events into one virtual celebration.

“After a six-week closure on May 4th, Emerge resumed therapy services for children and families in our community who rely on us every day,” said Shelton Jones, Executive Director of The Emerge Foundation. “COVID-19 may have changed our world, but it hasn’t stopped our commitment those we serve. Proceeds from Emerge Fest will lessen the impact of the pandemic on our mission and strengthen us as we recover in the months ahead.”

According to the Emerge Foundation, Emerge Fest will be a celebration to commemorate Emerge’s long history of community service. The event will also provide support for the empowerment of children with autism and individuals with communication challenges.

Individuals can tune in to the 60th Anniversary Celebration via social media on June 26. The day will include multiple ways for alumni families and staff from the past sixty years to participate and reminisce. Emerge will go live from their Facebook page at 6 p.m. for a Gala Happy Hour on June 27.

“We are excited to pivot to a virtual format for our Reunion and Gala. Going virtual will enable us to significantly broaden our reach and expand our engagement with families, staff and supporters who share a deep passion for our mission,” said Shelton Jones.

Find more information about Emerge Fest here.

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