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Putting Down New Roots

Raintree Children & Family Services gathered to “Paint the Town Green.”

Co-chair Debbie Alciatore, board president Lana Duke, Cole Callihan and board member Christine Bondio

Photographed with Jeff Strout

Following a patron event of music and hors d’oeuvres at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, partygoers and activists alike flooded Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre for the gala and auction portion of the evening on March 20 for Raintree Children & Family Services’ “Paint the Town Green” event.

Chaired by Deborah Alciatore and Cindy Paulin, proceeds of the evening benefited Raintree Children & Family Services’ Uptown home for abused and neglected young girls, and also helped in the recruitment of foster parents and services for children with developmental disadvantages.

The gala and auction portion of the evening featured edibles and libations from Arnaud’s, Chateau Golf and Country Club, Drago’s, Gordon Biersch, GW Fins, La Louisiane Bakery, Mr. Mudbug Catering, Vincent’s and more. The rest of the evening featured a silent and live auction, as well as musical entertainment from local favorite the Yat Pack.

Founded in 1926, Raintree Children and Family Services celebrated its 88th anniversary this year. The evening also saw the organization honor Drago’s Tommy Cvitanovich for his continued support of Raintree Children and Family Service. Presenting sponsor the Magnolia Foundation also committed on stage to renovating the Raintree House Kitchen.



What: “Paint the Town Green,” benefiting Raintree Children & Family Services
When:  Thursday, March 20
Where:  Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre


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