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A Futuristic Fête

“LCM Looks to the Future” cheered to bright years ahead for the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Gregory Smith, Event Co-Chairs Dr. Mara Haseltine and Dr. Melissa and Dr. Scott Montgomery

JEFF STROUT

Brightly colored planets, a giant moon and cascading, floating stars decorated the Louisiana Children’s Museum and created a whimsical ambience for the 18th annual “CHAIRish the Children” fundraising event. This year’s theme, “LCM Looks to the Future,” invited guests to travel on a cosmic journey to celebrate the museum’s bright future and 30 years of play and learning for children and families. Guests also gazed at a sneak preview of future plans for the LCM through a giant telescope.

Partygoers enjoyed a fun and festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, silent and live auctions, one-of-a-kind chairs, the lively sounds of Satchfield Music with DJ Scott Satchfield and more. Signature cocktails that included the Cane Run Rum “Cosmic Blast” and Wheatley Vodka “Nuclear Eclipse.” 19 local restaurants participated in catering.

Dr. Mara Haseltine and Dr. Melissa Montgomery served as Event Co-Chairs, and Mark Romig and Eric Paulsen hosted as Auctioneers.

The silent and live auctions featured an array of items and packages including works of art, jewelry, vacations, family outings, shopping and one-of-a-kind chairs designed by Frenchy, Shannon Kelley, Ellen Macomber, Posh Paint Pub, Nadia Ramadan and Simon of New Orleans.

Guests also had the opportunity in the live auction to donate to the LCM’s “Rainy Day Fund,” a fund to support free field trips and bus transportation for schools and students in Kindergarten through first grade who were impacted by the recent devastating flooding.
 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: 18th annual “CHAIRish the Children,” benefiting Louisiana Children’s Museum
Where: Louisiana Children’s Museum
When: Saturday, August 27

 

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