Fundraiser aims to help family of Bossier City PIO stricken by heart condition


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A fundraiser to help the family of Bossier City’s Public Information Officer Traci Ponder, who suffered a heart attack earlier this year, is taking donations Thursday at a local restaurant.

Ponder remains in the hospital after suffering a heart attack back in August 2021. El Potrillo in Shreveport will host a fundraiser on October 14 for Ponder’s family. The restaurant will donate proceeds from their sales that day to her family. Mayor Tommy Chandler encourages people to help during this difficult time.

“She’s progressing day by day,” said Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler. “It would be great if everybody went over and honored her by giving to her fundraiser, it would be great.”

The fundraiser is taking place Thursday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant & Grill on Youree Drive.

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