A Gathering of the Green
Girl Scouts Council of Louisiana East honors 100 years of serving 23 Louisiana parishes.
Saturday, June 23, guests danced to the music of Gina Brown and Anutha Level at the Girl Scouts Council of Louisiana East’s “Rhapsody in Green Gala.” The organization celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. The fundraiser benefits GSLE and the 23 Louisiana parishes they serve.
The soirée featured both a silent and a live auction. Silent auction items included JetBlue Airline tickets, Disney World tickets, a weeklong stay at the Costa Azul Resort in Mexico, artwork from Terrence Osborne and a weekend stay at the Hotel Mazarin. The live auction featured a signed centennial umbrella. Linda Law Clark, Girl Scout alumna and board member, won and used it to lead a celebratory second-line.
Guests also enjoyed delicious cuisine by the Hilton Riverside Hotel, and a centennial toast was led by board chair Robyn Merrick, who toasted Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Low, the volunteers, alumnae, families and future and present Girl Scouts.
Special guests included Mistress of Ceremonies, Girl Scout alumna and Fox 8 News Anchor, Nancy Parker; State Representative Austin Badon; GSLE CEO Jackie Alexander; volunteer gala chair Betsy Stoner; board members Linda Law Clark, Therese Badon, Peggy T. Armstrong, Julie Z. LeBlanc, Jacquelyn S. Daniels, Patricia A. Day, Kelly A. Dolese, Carolyn K. Morse and Beth LeBlanc of Whitney Bank.
Event at a Glance
What: “Rhapsody in Green Gala” celebrating the 100th anniversary of and benefiting Girl Scouts Council of Louisiana East
When: Saturday, June 23
Where: The Hilton Riverside Hotel