27
August2022
Acadiana Park Afternoon Hike Beginner to Advanced Backpacking
Acadiana Park Nature Trails
Level 1 – Afternoon Hike
3 miles with little to no elevation gain


Ever dreamed of backpacking through the mountains but did not know where to start? In an effort to raise money for our veteran therapy program, we would like to help you. This is our level 1 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series”. This is a learning event that features an introduction lecture to backpacking and hiking and an afternoon hike through a local park where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover.
1:00 p.m.Acadiana Park Nature Station
28
August2022
Bayou Kisatchie Loop Day HikeBeginner to Advanced Backpacking Series
Kisatchie Bayou Loop Trail
Level 2 – Day Hike
10 miles with light elevation gain

Ever dreamed of backpacking through the mountains but did not know where to start?  In an effort to raise money for our veteran program, we would like to help you. This is our level 2 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series” and will take place at one of the best trails in and around Louisiana. This is a learning event that features an introduction to backpacking and hiking lecture and a “Day Hike” through a local wilderness area where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover. This course is meant to test your endurance by engaging long distance and elevation changes while taking in some of the most beautiful vistas and wilderness scenery Louisiana has to offer.
7:00 a.m.Kisatchie Bayou Campground
25
September2022
Chili Cook Off FundraiserThis is a chili cookoff event that will be held on September 25th, starting at 11:00 a.m. and lasting until 6:00 p.m.  It will be held and co-sponsored by Legends Pub of Lafayette, which is located at 104 Republic Ave, Lafayette, LA 70508.  There will be an outdoor stage with live music and a local MC dictating the event.  Inside the bar will be open and the Saints game will be made available.  At 5:00 all chilis will need to be finished and the judging will begin.  Fees for the event will be
·         $10 for patrons to taste
·         $40 for teams to compete with 4 people allowed on each team. 
All proceeds from the chili will go to the AcadianX Warrior Program which is a local Veteran Wilderness Therapy Program.
11:00 a.m.Legends Pub of Lafayette,
104 Republic Ave, Lafayette, LA