But the owners of one of the best restaurants in Central Indiana have not forgotten. Deb and Carter Hutchison are owners of Zydeco's Five, the wonderful Cajun restaurant in downtown Mooresville. They have put together a full program to help the victims of Katrina. And all you have to do to help is show up -- on Sunday, October 14 and Sunday, November 12. Zydeco's will be serving some of the best food north of Lake Pontchartrain -- with a large helping of music and fun. Zydeco's will host a fund raising dinners, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
So what happenswith the money?
That's the next step in the project. Deb and Carter, and about 10 of their employees, are taking off the week of Thanksgiving and heading to New Orleans to work on the Habitat for Humanity housing project called "Musician's Village." All of the raised will be used to transport the workers from Indiana to New Orleans to work on building Habitat for Humanity homes, with the remained being donated to Habitat for Humanity. While in New Orleans, Carter, Deb and the rest of their krewe will tote lumber and swing hammers to help build houses for those left homeless, particularly those in New Orleans' music community.
Not stopping there, Deb and Carter are again providing those displaced with a taste of home. Zydeco's hosting a special free Christmas dinner on December 13 for Katrina victims who relocated to Indiana. This year, locals can make reservations to join the dinner -- but sorry, Hoosiers have to pay.
When the first President Bush talked about "a thousand points of light," surely he had Carter and Deb Hutchison in mind. Through the devestation of Katrina, Deb and Carter are two shining stars who bring the light of hope to many.