This Tuesday evening, August 31, make plans to enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant in support of Longview Community Ministries (LCM) Too Hot to Cook fundraiser. Eleven area restaurants are participating this year and each will make a donation to LCM for their Food Box ministry. This ministry depends on donations of food and money from individuals, organizations, and businesses to help feed the less fortunate in our community.
Local owner and president of Dudley’s Cajun Café, Dudley D. Lang, has partnered with LCM for this worthwhile event since it began ten years ago.
“I do what I can for the local community,” Mr. Lang said. “I try to do all of my business with local people in order to help ‘our’ community instead of some corporate headquarters in another state.”
In addition to his support of LCM, Mr. Lang has provided food for Good Shepherd Medical Center’s annual Gold Rush fundraiser, and also for St. Mary’s Catholic School annual fundraiser, Wunderfall.
Mr. Lang is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, and has lived in Longview for 21 years. He is the father of three grown children, daughter Kathryn, and twin sons, Ross and Austin. Mr. Lang is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and has served the church as an usher. He is also a member of St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus and is a Master Mason. Mr. Lang is past Master of Broadmoor Masonic Lodge in Shreveport, Louisiana; is a member of Shreveport Scottish Rite Temple and a 33rd degree Mason; and is a member of El Karubah Shrine Temple, also in Shreveport.
“When I moved my family here from Louisiana, people took us in as family. The people of East Texas (Longview) have supported Dudley’s Cajun Cafés and they have been loyal, which has enabled me to raise and support my kids,” Mr. Lang said.
Area restaurants participating in Too Hot to Cook are:
Café Barron’s, Chick Fil-A (both locations), Cotton Patch,
Dudley’s (both locations), Johnny Cace’s, McAlister’s Deli,
Papacita’s, Pizza King, and Shogun’s.