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BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – Baton Rouge’s Bicentennial year, Visit Baton Rouge in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Tourism and 225 Magazine are releasing the Baton Rouge Bicentennial Postcards. The postcards, which include the required postage will be available in the latest edition of 225 on Oct. 1.Baton Rouge residents are encouraged to send the postcards to out-of-town family and friends and invite them to come and experience their hometown this fall or winter. The weather is perfect, the events are plentiful, and with new restaurants, shops and attractions, there’s good reason to stick around for a few days. Whether they visit some of their favorite places from their childhood or college days, we encourage residents to get out and explore Louisiana’s capital city and create new memories with their out-of-town guests. They can also get a head start and invite them to experience Mardi Gras or one of the many festivals next spring.

Additional postcards are available at area locations, including: East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, and Visit Baton Rouge. A full list of locations can be found on www.BatonRouge200.com.

Need some help planning? A complete list of events, restaurants, shops and hotels is available on www.VisitBatonRouge.com or visit the Baton Rouge Bicentennial website, www.BatonRouge200.com. Residents are also encouraged to stop by one of Baton Rouge’s Welcome Centers to gather ideas and brochures help plan their time spent with their out-of-town family and friends.