As part of the KTBS Freedom Fest Series, free lifejackets will be given away while supplies last on June 26.


  • In Bossier, the lifejackets will be given away at Barksdale Federal Credit Union on Airline Dr. (Limit 2 jackets per car, and child must be present to receive the jacket.)

  • In Shreveport they will be distributed at the Barksdale Federal Credit Union on Mansfield Rd. (Limit 2 jackets per car, and child must be present to receive the jacket.)

  • ALSO IN SHREVEPORT, you can pick up a free lifejacket at Academy Sports and Outdoors, at 210 E. Bert Kouns Industrial, Shreveport. (Giveaway is inside the store.)

  • Lifejackets are also available at the following Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana locations. (All Parks located on Toledo Bend)

    • Oak Ridge Park, 316 Oak Ridge Road, Mansfield, LA 71052
    • San Miguel Park, 381 San Miguel Road, Zwolle, LA 71486
    • Cypress Bend Park, 3462 Cypress Bend Drive, Many, LA 71449
    • Pleasure Point Park, 1190 Pleasure Point Road, Florien, LA 71429

    Also, a big thanks to Curtis Prejean and Bobbie Jo Dean, Morehead Pools, and the Red River Waterway Commission for being a part of this life-saving effort.


    The giveaway begins at 9:00am

    Sizes available:

  • Infant – up to 30 lbs at Shreveport/Bossier locations
  • Child – 30 – 50 lbs
  • Youth - 50 – 90 lbs
  • First Come First Serve while supplies last!


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SHREVEPORT, La. - With the summer swimming season here, now is the time to make sure your family is protected and following proper water safety measures. One way to do that is by making sure the little ones have life jackets. Saturday, June 26, is the day to take advantage of the KTBS 3 Life…

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SHREVEPORT, La. - The hot summer weather is officially here and kids of all ages are ready to cool off by finding the nearest pool or lake. But before that happens, we at KTBS 3 and our proud sponsors want to make sure they stay as safe as possible by using a proper life jacket.

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SHREVEPORT, La. - It was a party with a purpose on Sunday and that purpose was to celebrate our independence. The much-needed celebration came after more than a year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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SHREVEPORT, La. - The countdown is on to the 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale. Massive fireworks displays will light up the sky across the ArkLaTex on the 4th of July as we put our patriotism on display and celebrate God and Country.

BLANCHARD, La. - If you live in or around the Blanchard area, you're in for a treat this weekend. A massive fireworks display will light up the sky on the 4th of July. It's all part of the 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale. Come on out to Northwood Hills Golf Club and put your patriotism on di…

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JEFFERSON, Texas - The charming town of Jefferson, Texas will be exploding with patriotism on the 4th of July. It's one our featured destinations for the KTBS 2021 Freedom Fest Finale on Sunday. This year we're live in five cities in two states across the region, with entertainment and fireworks.

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SHREVEPORT, La. - With the summer swimming season here, now is the time to make sure your family is protected and following proper water safety measures. One way to do that is by making sure the little ones have life jackets. Saturday, June 26, is the day to take advantage of the KTBS 3 Life…

  • Updated

SHREVEPORT, La. - The hot summer weather is officially here and kids of all ages are ready to cool off by finding the nearest pool or lake. But before that happens, we at KTBS 3 and our proud sponsors want to make sure they stay as safe as possible by using a proper life jacket.

SHREVEPORT, La - If there's one thing we've learned during the 2021 Freedom Fest Series, it's that patriotism is incredibly strong in the ArkLaTex. When KTBS 3 launched its annual Flag Day Giveaway, thousands poured in to our sponsor locations to get their hands on Old Glory.

SHREVEPORT, La. - You know and see her every weeknight on KTBS 3 News at 5 and 6, but you might not know the incredible singing abilities of Linnea Allen.  

Hope you enjoyed your July 4th holiday and our Freedom Fest Finale. We had to make some adjustments this year for obvious reasons but the show must go on.

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