Interview date: 11.22.03
Lenny Vangilder is Director of Publicity for the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Lenny reflects on the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Fair Grounds' efforts to recover. New Orleans Fair Grounds is one of the oldest racetracks in America. As Lenny points out, the opening of the track on Thanksgiving Day is one of those New Orleans traditions not to be missed. This year, 7,300 fans attended, "...which is about the norm," Lenny says.
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