Twestival, Baton Rouge Social Media
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On February 12, 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting “Twestivals” which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water. If you’re not a Twitter user, don’t be shy… this event is open to anyone! If you’d like to sign up for Twitter, click here. Be sure to follow BRTweetup to stay up to date on all future events. Gatorworks is hosting the local Baton Rouge Twestival at 600 Main Bar downtown. The evening will start at 6PM, and Bode & Friends (jazz and funk band) will take the stage at 7PM. We will ask for a $15 donation at the door, but whatever you can give is fine with us! We will provide food and a cash bar as well as the opportunity to meet many local Baton Rouge business professionals. Baton Rouge Social Media butterflies are invited to join us!

Again, if you’re not a Twitter user, don’t be shy… this event is open to anyone! If you’d like to sign up for Twitter, click here. Be sure to follow BRTweetup to stay up to date on all future events.

About Charity: Water

Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.

Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects. By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis.

Event Details

Thursday, February 12, 2009
6PM – Till
600 Main Bar: http://www.600mainbr.com/
We ask that you make a $15 donation at the door, but we’ll certainly accept any amount you can give to charity: water. http://www.charitywater.org
Free Food (catered by Tramonte’s!)
Live Entertainment by Bode & Friends (jazz and funk band)

Twitter users can RSVP here: http://twtvite.com/2zhb3o

Everyone else can please RSVP by emailing Brian Rodriguez at [email protected].

Check out http://twestival.com/ and http://batonrouge.twestival.com for further details!