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Raintree Children and Family Services “Paint the Town Green”

Co-chairs Debbie Alciatore and Cindy Paulin with Joan Ingram

Photographed by Melissa Calico

Green is the color of peace, life and shelter, a fitting theme for Raintree Children and Family Services’ annual fundraising gala “Paint the Town Green,” which took place this past April at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Theatre. The gala provided both an unforgettable night of entertainment as well as a chance to help Raintree’s mission of providing relief and shelter to abused and neglected girls, as well as support for children with developmental disabilities and their families.

Deborah Alciatore and Cindy Paulin served as this year’s gala chairs and greatly contributed to the evening’s success, while Lana Duke acted as mistress of ceremonies. Duke presented awards to the gala’s sponsor, The Magnolia Foundation, and to Pete Montecino, manager of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and longtime friend and supporter of Raintree and its mission.  

The 2013 gala opened with an exclusive patron party at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Down the street, Harrah’s then hosted the gala fundraiser in its multi-million dollar theatre, which set the stage for both a silent and live auction. The highest bidders went home with luxurious items, including: a dinner for eight in the comfort of their own home prepared by award-winning chef Susan Spicer; autographed T-shirts by Drew Brees and limited-edition artwork.

Guests also swung the night away to live music by the Yat Pack. In addition to Ruth’s Chris, various local restaurants graciously provided dining options throughout the evening, including Antoine’s and La Louisiane Bakery, whose shrimp remoulade and French pastries were particular showstoppers, respectively.


Event at a Glance

What: “Paint the Town Green,” benefiting Raintree Children and Family Services
When: Saturday, April 6
Where: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Theatre

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