(June 13, 2012)

College hosts Jambalaya Jubilee

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary welcomed over 200 participants and 75 volunteers to campus June 8-10 for the Jambalaya Jubilee. The Jubilee is an annual weekend retreat for children with arthritis, rheumatic, and musculoskeletal disorders and their families. Centenary has hosted the retreat since 1994.

Jambalaya Jubilee picture

"We really enjoyed having the Jambalaya Jubilee on our campus once again," said Amy Loe, Centenary Conference and Event Coordinator. "It was truly a pleasure to provide the Children and Arthritis group with the ideal setting for their family retreat."

The opening ceremony took place Friday afternoon in Brown Memorial Chapel. The event kicked off a round of panel discussions by pediatric rheumatologists, social workers and other experts for the parents. The campers were led in arts and crafts, swimming, and dodgeball activities as well as a trip to Sci-Port Discovery Center.

Founded by Dr. and Mrs. Tom Pressly, Children and Arthritis is non-profit organization dedicated to the support of children who suffer from arthritis. More than 280,000 children suffer from the disease in the United States.

Children and Arthritis has offered the Jambalaya Jubilee weekend retreat for over 20 years, bringing the nation's leading rheumatologists to Shreveport.