The Friends of City Park hosted a wonderful evening of outdoor entertainment and dining to contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans’ beloved City Park.  “Lark in the Park” was held March 23 at the park’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters and Botanical Gardens. 

Partygoers enjoyed some of the finest local cuisine and live entertainment by Sha’on & The Girls with Success. An art auction with the theme “What New Orleans Means to Me” provided guests with the chance to win some outstanding Crescent City-themed artwork, while a live auction offered a range of items such as a trip to Las Vegas, a Mignon Faget necklace and a barbecue for 50 of your closest friends. Bryan Batt was the auctioneer,  and board member Dessa Rutter says he was great, working hard to sell each item.

To provide the perfect ambiance, Blaine Kern Sr. donated the decorations that transformed the pavilion into a children’s play land with papier-mâché figures of beloved storybook characters.

The funds raised at the party, themed “Lark in the Park … Tells a Story,” benefits the restoration of the park’s beloved Storyland.

An Open BookEvent co-chairs Peggy McCranie and Kelley Abbott flank Beau Bassich

An Open BookMaureen Talley and Bryan Batt

An Open BookBryan Klotz, Karen DeBlieux and Jim Lestelle

An Open BookRenee and Paul Masinter with Diann Sanborn

An Open BookGlynn Stephens, Mary Johnson, City Park executive director Bob Becker and Robert Lupo