A Candlelit Cemetery Soirée
An illuminated St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 hosted friends of Save Our Cemeteries for its annual benefit.
Executive Director Amanda Walker, Board Member Alex L.M. Ducros and Event Chair Courtney Payton
A candlelit St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue served as the grounds for the “All Saints Soirée.” Notable tombs and pathways were illuminated for the walking tours conducted by Save Our Cemeteries throughout the night.
The Patron Party tour was conducted by Poppy Tooker, and the tour highlighted some of the tombs of culinary families buried in St. Louis No. 3: Tujague, Galatoire, Emma and Bertha Camors (the sisters of The Court of Two Sisters) and more.
Cuisine and beverages were provided by Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Crescent City Brewhouse, Tujague’s, Bayona, NOLA Brewing Co. and Seven Three Distillery.
Music for the Patron Party was provided by the Truffle Honeys, and The Courtyard Kings provided the gala’s entertainment.
Auction highlights included a private breakfast for four with Poppy Tooker at Brennan’s Restaurant, a two-night stay at a luxury condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Proceeds from the event, approximately $19,000, support Save Our Cemeteries restoration, outreach and education programs.
Event at a Glance
What: “All Saints Soirée” benefiting Save Our Cemeteries
When: Thursday, October 26
Where: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3