Boy Scouts to honor Griggs, Rasberry and Trawick

Boy Scouts - Celebrity Waiter Honorees

The Norwela Council, BSA will host its Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on March 14, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino where Roy Griggs, W.C. “Bubba” Rasberry, and Dr. Steen Trawick will be honored for their community service. 

Griggs, Rasberry, and Trawick are known throughout northwest Louisiana for their civic involvement and charitable works.  Their involvement and support of local Scouting goes back decades.  All three have been recognized on the local, regional, and national levels for their work in delivering Scouting to youth across northwest Louisiana.    

“Last year’s dinner was a tremendous success, and everyone there had a great time and a lot of fun.  We’re working on expanding a great list of celebrity waiters from last year, putting together another great program and dinner,” said Jeff Brasher, Scout Executive/CEO of the Norwela Council.  “We’re looking forward to a great turnout and show of support from the community for our honorees and Scouting.” 

In addition to honoring these civic leaders for their leadership and service, the purpose of the Celebrity Waiter Dinner is to raise awareness and support for the local Scouting program.  The event is led with the support of many prominent civic and business leaders led by the Dinner Steering Committee including Tim Quinn, Sandy Cimino, Walt Gaskins, Crystal Ross, Lee Holmes, Paul Savage, John David Person, Nikki Stork, and Bobby Matthews.  Michael Woods will also be serving as emcee at the dinner. 

Celebrity waiters include Tari Bradford, Dianne Clark, Stacy Brown, Grace Anne Blake, Dr. Jayda Spillers, Trey and Sara Giglio, Logan Lewis, Ryan Williams, Katy Larsen, Missy Setters, Doug Warner, William Bradford, Dr. David Lewis, Mario and Megan Chavez, Jay Whatley, Henry Burns, Chief Clarence Reese, Susan and Patrick Kirton, Bob Thames, Adam Johnston, Kyle Shull, Krystal “Chica” Montez, Lee Holmes, Bobby Matthews, and Paul Savage.   

“We’re very excited to honor Mr. Griggs, Mr. Rasberry, and Dr. Trawick, as well as share what Scouting does in and for our community.” said Bobby Matthews, President of the Norwela Council.  “This will be a great event honoring some great citizen leaders.  We’re looking forward to a great turnout to show support of our program and how we positively impact young people and their families.” 

Tickets are $125.00 each or $225.00 per couple.  Table sponsorships are $1,000.00.  Corporate sponsorships are also available. Purchase tickets to the dinner by clicking here

For more information about the Celebrity Waiter Dinner or the Boy Scouts of America, contact Tom Wiuff at or Jeff Brasher at or call 318-868-2774. 

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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