Baton Rouge News
Heritage Festival Showcases Turkish Culture
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The Raindrop Turkish House of Baton Rouge, at the 14th International Heritage Celebration presented the heritage of Turkey, embracing the culture and traditions of Turks, on October 23, 2011 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

The live demonstration of "Ebru" (the art of water marbling) illustrating the Turkish perception of beauty through paper, color pigments, and water attracted many festival visitors to watch the miraculous art at first hand. The authentic and delicious Turkish food (Doner/Gyro, Baklava, Borek/pastry, and Kisir/salad with cracked wheat), originated from one of the unique and splendid world's cuisines, left the flavor of a feast in the festival.

(October 23, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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Food Fair for Earthquake Victims in Turkey
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Raindrop Turkish in Baton Rouge is organizing the Food Fair for the earthquake victims in Turkey. The benefits from this sale will go to earthquake victims back in eastern Turkey, city of Van.

You can make your donations by:

Check (Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey. The check should be sent to 7712 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Donation through our website. (You can see the Donate button on the right side of the website and choose Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey to make donation.)

We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help is pain of the devastation.

(November 2nd, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)
 
Earth Quake Shakes Eastern Part of Turkey

quake-van_raindropThis is the time that we need to show our friendship and brotherhood. Raindrop Helping Hands launched a campaign for the earthquake victims in Turkey.

Please send us your generous donation so that we can deliver it to those who are in need. Funds collected through the Helping Hands' account will be delivered to the authorized people in the U.S. or through our sister organizations located in Turkey.

You can make your donations by:

Check (Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey. The check should be sent to 9301 West Belfort Houston, Texas 77031)  

(October 24, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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14th Annual Heritage Festival
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Raindrop Turkish House in Baton Rouge, along with the Atlas Foundation, is exploring rich Turkish Culture at the 14th Annual Heritage Festival organized by the Baton Rouge Center For World Affairs Inc. (BRCWA) The event with the participation of over 40 countries, including Turkey will take place at River Center of Baton Rouge on October 23, 2011.

(October 10th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

 
TWILA Team Trip to Turkey
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The Atlas Foundation organized an intercultural trip for This Week in Louisiana Agriculture (TWILA) team in Baton Rouge. On Saturday, Sept. 3 the TWILA Team left for Turkey, their ninth international destination since the program began in 1981. TWILA team was very fascinated by people, culture, generosity and hospitality of the Country during the trip.

TWILA, the creation of former Louisiana Farm Bureau PR Director and TWILA Host Regnal Wallace, is seen on 17 broadcast and cable stations across Louisiana and nationally on RFD-TV on the Dish Network and Direct TV. The program is one of the longest-running television programs produced in Louisiana. 2011 marks TWILA's 30th anniversary.

Please see below for videos on their show about Turkey. If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please visit MikeDanna's Blog or Turkey Trip Blog. We truly appreciate the TWILA team for allowing us to use their videos.

(October 5th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

 
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