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HELPFUL HINTS FOR HOLIDAY TIPPING

 

 

 

 

You should prioritize a holiday gratuity to the people who walk your dog, cut your hair, and even deliver packages to your front door.

 

Think about the people who are out of sight and out of mind, like garbage collectors, newspaper deliverers or other people who provide important services you may not be aware of right away. It's not mandatory, but holiday gratuities and gifts show people you appreciate their service and encourages loyalty.

 

Here are some examples of how you should tip:

 

1. Au pair, babysitter, nanny

 

Suggested tip: One week's pay and a gift from your child(ren)--This person works with your family, and you likely know them well. Consider a gift, especially if the person lives with you.

 

2. Dog walkers and pet groomers

 

Suggested tip: Dog walker: up to one week's pay/Pet groomer: up to the cost of one session --Experts say you can also give a gift valued at roughly the same amount as the cash tip. Adjust the value of the tip for how frequently you use this person's services. If you visit the pet groomer only a few times a year, the tip can be smaller.

 

3. Hair stylist or barber

 

Suggested tip: cost of one visit--Consider cash or a gift "commensurate to their good service." If your stylists and manicurists work miracles, show them you appreciate it.

 

4. Gardener or landscaper

 

Suggested tip: varies--If you only have one gardener, then tip the cost of one visit or one week's work. If you have a crew, then $20 to $50 per person should suffice.

 

5. Housekeeper

 

Suggested tip: up to one week's pay--You can also divide the tip among a crew if there is more than one person.

 

6. Personal trainer

 

Suggested tip: the cost of one session or more--Some people are practically best friends with their trainers. If you have been training with the person for several months and see them at least once a week, consider tipping at least the cost of one session.

 

7. Package delivery or mail carrier

 

Suggested tip: small gift, up to $20 in value--The U.S. Postal Service does not allow any kind of cash gift, or any other form of currency. (That includes gift cards!) Most private delivery companies discourage or prohibit cash gifts, so check the policy, or stick with a small gift.

 

8. Apartment building staff

 

Suggested tip: $20 to $100 or a gift--If you live in a building with a doorman, don't forget to tip, especially if you receive a lot of packages, order a lot of pizza or have a lot of visitors.

 

9. Trash and recycling collectors

 

Suggested tip: $10 to $30 each--Offer a cash tip or gift (for private companies). Check city regulations if it is a municipal service.

 

10. Children's teacher

 

Suggested tip: small gift from you and/or your child--Giving cash is not appropriate for teachers (or tutors or coaches, or anyone related to education). But they will all appreciate the gesture of a small, thoughtful gift.

 

11. Nurse

 

Suggested tip: a thoughtful gift--These people may know you pretty well. They are often also pretty well paid. Stick with a meaningful gift that shows how much you appreciate their care.

 

 

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2nd Ammendment Tax Holiday

September 4th & 5th

2220 memorial drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
1:30PM

The 2nd Ammendment tax holiday will take place September 4-6. This tax holiday eliminates all sales tax from the purchase of all hunting equipment and apparel. This includes guns ammo decoys treestands and really anythin else you need for hunting. All retailers participate. Any questions can be directed to Security Sporting Goods 318-445-6246.

Phone: 
318-445-6246

 


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Thursday September 10th

Thru The 13th

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
7:00PM

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock'n'roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Admission: 
$18 regular admission, $15 seniors 55 and up, $13 children 12 and under and for groups of 10 or more
Phone: 
(318) 487-8243

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Kent Plantation House, Alexandria LA

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Check-in & late registration 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremony 10 a.m.
register today online / no registration fee


A Perfect Fit Pancake Breakfast 2015

Thursday September 17th

St. James Episcopal Church
1620 Murray St.
Alexandria, LA
6:00AM - 11:00AM

Join A Perfect Fit Foundation for their annual Pancake Breakfast to be held Thursday, September 17 in the Parish Hall of St. James Episcopal Church. Patrons will receive a short stack of pancakes, sausage, a beverage, and fresh fruit for their donation. Breakfast is available by dine-in or carry out from 6 to 11 AM. And, remember, with each donation you are helping A Perfect Fit Foundation fulfill its mission to provide free, appropriately-fitting shoes for needy school children in Central Louisiana. Donations of $7.00 per person are suggested. La Capitol Federal Credit Union is proud to be the corporate sponsor of A Perfect Fit Pancake Breakfast.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and support a worthy cause!

Admission: 
$7 suggested donation

Dancing with the Stars Cenla Style

Thursday September 17th

Sai Convention Center
Alexandria, LA
United States
6:00PM

Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.

The tournament will be held at Oakwing Golf Club.

For those interested in becoming a sponsor or playing in the tournament, please contact Cindy

Perdue or Terry Taylor with Cleco at 318-484-7400


4th Annual Le Tour de Bayou Pre Ride Party

Friday September 18th
Kent Plantation House
3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA
6:00PM

This cycling/running event is one of the largest in Central Louisiana! Run the 5K or ride the 100, 70,56,31 or 10 Mile! Ride or Run the 2 mile family fun ride/walk! Enjoy music, food and family fun! See our facebook page or website for more info letourdebayou.com


LSUA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday September 26th

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Join the LSUA student-athletes and come run with the Generals on Saturday, September 26 at 8:30am at LSUA. 

Choose between the 5K and the 1 mile fun run.

Register online at www.lsua5k.com and raceway registration is available at the Fitness Center. 

The cost is $20 and each participant receives a surprise bonus. 

For more information, contact Larry Cordaro at lcordaro@lsua.edu or 318-619-2968.


Pops on the River

Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Saturday September 26th

Alexandria Amphitheater
Alexandria, LA
7:30PM

Join the Rapides Symphony Orchestra on September 26, 2015 for their annual Pops on the River.  This spectacular season opener is back at the Alexandria Amphitheater overlooking the beautiful Red River.  This year’s concert will feature New Orleans jazz legend pianist Ronnie Kole alongside our local orchestra.  Don’t miss this fun evening of music! 

Admission: 
Free and Open to the public

Inglewood Harvest Barn Market

Every Tuesday!!
6233 Old Baton Rouge Hwy.
Alexandria

3:00PM - 6:00PM

 

Alexandria Mid-Week Farmers’ Market **
2727 Jackson Street
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Thursdays
Pineville Market **
Highway 28 E
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Leesville Main Street Farmers’ Market **
3rd Main Street
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Saturdays
Inglewood Harvest Barn Market **
6233 Old Baton Rouge HWY
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market
at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston Street
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
** EBT/SNAP ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION
* CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT EVERY LOCATION

 

featuring local and organic produce, humanely raised meats, artisan baked goods, preserved foods and handmade crafts. Check their Facebook page for special events: http://www.facebook.com/InglewoodFarmMarketAtTheBarn.

Admission: 
Free
Phone: 
(318) 442-6398

 



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