Approximately 140 attended the spring benefit for Lighthouse Louisiana to fund the organization’s services to the community. The proceeds helped provide classes, technology training and social support for the blind or visually impaired, work readiness training and job matches for people with all types of developmental and intellectual disabilities and access to communication for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The décor played on the romantic chord in Arnaud’s Count’s Room with touches of ivory and gold. Dining stations throughout the room included fresh shrimp and oysters on the half shell served with Arnaud’s signature remoulade sauce, turtle soup, trout meuniere and filet mignon au poivre with scalloped potatoes. Servers passed beautiful canapes, including boudin wontons, savory brie tarts and smoked trout en croute. To enhance the festive ambience, The Gumbo Pot Trio performed traditional jazz stylings.
A live auction featured original artwork created by artist John Bramblitt, who began painting after he lost his vision in 2001. A wine pull offered 55 changes to win a bottle of wine ranging in value from $20 to $150.
Katy Casbarian served as Event Chair, and the Auctioneer was Board Member James Slatton.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “An Evening Benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana,” presented by Postlethwaite and Netterville
When: Wednesday, March 9