Community Renewal really rolled out the red carpet for these kids with a Hollywood-themed skating party!

Last night I got to spend time with some great kids from Allendale and other Friendship Houses that Community Renewal International (CRI) has put together. It was a Hollywood-themed skating party at Hot Wheels Skating Palace in Bossier city. Over 35 kids came out for free skating, hot dogs, nachos, cupcakes and a whole lot of fun.

I had a blast with these kids and despite their better efforts, didn't have to skate.

Community Renewal along with the Young Professionals in Shreveport, put on the event. CRI is working to build a better Shreveport-Bossier through fostering neighborly relationships among our community members. CRI "restores help, rebuilds caring communities and renews the spirit of cooperation in every segment of the community."

To get involved with Community Renewal or make a donation to their efforts, visit Their next event is on April 13 as they head out to the Allendale Friendship House for lunch.

Here are some photos of last night's event (You can see more photos here):