Fête on the Field
“Lark in the Park” brought a crowd to Tad Gormley Stadium to celebrate its restoration.
Jason Villemarette and Karen DeBlieux
More than 1,200 attendees filled the field of Tad Gormley Stadium to celebrate “Lark in the Park,” Chaired by Aimée Gowland and Corrie Pellerin, the proceeds of which benefited the restoration of the field.
The gala featured delectable dishes from more than 42 restaurants. Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar provided their famous Frozen French 75s, and Republic National Distributing Company provided premium libations and three specialty cocktails: Sizzling Sazerac, Lady Lark and Corazón Caper.
The Walrus entertained guests until the programming portion of the evening. Auctioneers Margo DuBos and Juli Miller Hart got the crowd excited for five one-of-a-kind packages, including a week stay in a four-bedroom house on the Wild Dunes of Charleston, South Carolina; a progressive dinner for eight people at all four Dickie Brennan’s and Co. restaurants; a New York City trip to stay at the Ace Hotel; a week stay in an Asheville, North Carolina condo; and a painting by Patrick Puckett created specifically for “Lark in the Park.” The silent auction was a big hit with more than 85 items available for bidding, including travel, festival tickets, artwork, jewelry and krewe rides.
After the live auction programming, AFX Pro, LLC put on a firework show that concluded with a performance in the stadium stands from the McDonough 35 marching band. DJ Ann Glaviano – HEATWAVE! then took the stage to spin vinyl records into the evening, with a lively crowd donning glow necklaces on the dance floor.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Lark in the Park,” benefiting Friends of City Park
When: Friday, March 10
Where: Field of Tad Gormley Stadium