Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Angel T Black Pot Cook-Off. It will be held on March 28th at the Rice Arena in Crowley. They’ll have plenty of awesome auction items, fun bands, activities for the kids, and of course, ANYTHING in a black pot. With the help of such a giving community, they raised $16,000 for Maddie’s Footprints last year. They are hoping to double that this year.

Facebook, Angel T Black Pot Cook off
Facebook, Angel T Black Pot Cook off

On July 3, 2016, the Latiolais Family gained an angel, Tripp Anthony Latiolais. Tripp was stillborn just days before the scheduled c-section.  In an instant, they went from looking at the ultrasound with a smile to heartbreak.  Their plans for welcoming their son into the world changed to planning his funeral.

Maddie’s Footprints is a non-profit organization that provides support to families coping with miscarriages, stillbirths, or the loss of an infant.  They offer guidance and help families by providing information, resources, support, and/or grief counseling. They also offer the families financial assistance for end-of-life expenses and/or medical expenses that can be overwhelming during their difficult time.

The Latiolais Family continues Tripp’s legacy by helping other families who are going through the same thing. The Angel T Black Pot Coof-Off is one way they give back to Maddie’s Footprints in hopes to help thousands of other families going through a similar life-changing journey.

If you’d like to help, they are looking for sponsorships, donated items for the auction, participants in the cookoff, and anyone and everyone to join them for a full day of family fun. You can call Brianna & Colby Latiolais at 919-920-3701 or you can email

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