Stratford residents raise money for flood victims

People in Stratford gathered Saturday to support one of the town's oldest houses and people affected by recent flooding in Louisiana. The Perry House hosted a "NOLAfest" to celebrate New Orleans culture.

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2016, 6:33 AM

Updated 2,827 days ago

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People in Stratford gathered Saturday to support one of the town's oldest houses and people affected by recent flooding in Louisiana.
The Perry House hosted a "NOLAfest" to celebrate New Orleans culture. The event featured live music and festive food and drinks.
Organizers say they hoped to raise awareness for the historic landmark while bringing the community together to help one another.
They say they are donating the proceeds to the Lousiana teachers in New Orleans.
"...They lost a lot of school supplies in schools that were flooded so we're giving some of the proceeds to the teachers to replace some of their school supplies," said Erica Bartelson Matchell of the Perry House Foundation.
News 12 has been told the event also raised money to allow the Perry House to continue its educational and historic programs. 


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