Taylor Porter Sponsors Return of “Roarin’ on the River” at USS Kidd

May 17, 2021

Taylor Porter will sponsor "Roarin’ on the River II" on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 1940s-themed fundraiser, hosted by the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation will benefit the USS KIDD Veterans Museum.

The event will be held at the Museum, 305 South River Road, in downtown Baton Rouge, and will include hors d’oeuvres by chef John Folse, signature cocktails, and musical entertainment. USS KIDD and the shoreside Museum will be available for guests to tour throughout the event.

Taylor Porter Partner
Tom Peak serves on the Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation, which supports the operations and programs of the USS Kidd museum and ship restoration.

USS KIDD, a National Historic Landmark, has been a prominent feature of the Baton Rouge Riverfront for over 35 years. The ship saw extensive service in WWII and survived a kamikaze attack. The movie “Greyhound,” starring Tom Hanks, was filmed aboard USS KIDD in 2018. The ship was chosen as the set because she is the most authentically restored World War II destroyer in existence. The production had an economic impact of $59.3 million, including a Louisiana payroll of $7.5 million.

USS KIDD Veterans Museum continues to provide special exhibits and programming for Baton Rouge citizens, as well as thousands of visitors to the area.  The Museum’s archives are used regularly for research purposes, including, most recently, a team seeking to identify shipwrecks found in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean. The Museum is host to many military commissioning, re-enlistment, and retirement ceremonies each year, as well as presenting several memorial and remembrance ceremonies for the Baton Rouge community.

Tickets are $75 per person and available through the USS KIDD Veterans Museum’s online store at "Roarin on the River II," by email, info@usskidd.com or phone at 225-342-1942.

Roarin’ on the River II is sponsored by Lipsey’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Apple Guerin Company, Celtic Studios, Faulk & Winkler, GEO Heat Exchangers LLC, Highflyer Payroll, Kean Miller, Lard Oil Company, Mac-Nett Industries Inc., Manda Fine Meats, Performance Contractors, Inc., Phelps, Sigma Engineers & Constructors, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP, Valluzzo Companies/McDonald’s, Dr. William A. Couvillion, DDS, Robert A. Hawthorne, Jr., W. Henson Moore, Russel O. Primeaux, and American International Maritime Company.


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