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Purple Partying With Purpose

March of Dimes hosted its annual high-energy benefit for babies.

Chair Marie Rougelot and Communications and PR Committee Chair Hannah Salter

Melissa Calico

Over 650 partygoers filled the River City Ballroom at Mardi Gras World for a festive “Spotlight on Success.” The room was highlighted with purple uplighting, linens and crystal globes accented with big white feathers for a bold ambience. The Bucktown Allstars kept the dance floor moving, and a live auction roused guests with prizes such as a six-month Foundation Room membership at the House of Blues, a Louisiana Six Pack Running Package, a table at March of Dimes’ “Signature Chef’s Auction,” a pair of tickets to Britney Spears’ concert with backstage passes and valuable jewelry from Friend and Company.

Silent auction and food vendor tables adorned the perimeter of the room. Food purveyors included Amici, BRAVO!, Clean Creations, Creole Cuisine, Broussard’s, Five Happiness, Fleur de Lis Catering (at the Patron Party), Gazebo Café, Jaques-Imo’s, Lakeview Pearl, Mizado, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pattons Catering and Pigeons Catering. Bar sponsors were Abita and Republic National Distributing Company. Marie Rougelot served as Chair of the event, alongside a dedicated group of Committee and Board members.

Now in its 30th year, “Spotlight on Success” pays tribute to a select group of “Outstanding Professionals in the Greater New Orleans area.” Funds raised support the March of Dimes programs in programs, research and education in pre-natal care.


What: 30th annual “Spotlight on Success,” benefiting March of Dimes
When: Friday, June 17
Where: Mardi Gras World

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