“Each contestant at Miss Louisiana is required to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network,” Nelson said.
“We are all able to raise our money in any way we choose. Having always been a big fan of George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings, I decided to have a raffle of one of these amazing prints, with the proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network.”
Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by contacting Laura Nelson at 382-8627, by visiting the Chandler Nelson, Miss Minden Official Facebook page or dropping by Easley Fine Arts on Main Street in Minden.
“This is an original print, signed by George Rodrigue, and beautifully framed by Kerry Easley,” Nelson said. “The artist, George Rodrigue, is a native of New Orleans, and the print features a ‘blue dog jazz band.’ It is titled ‘You Can’t Drown the Blues’.”
The drawing will be held Saturday May 21, at 4 p.m. at Easley Fine Arts.
The Children’s Miracle Network was founded in 1983. Louisiana has four CMN hospitals, located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Lake Charles.