Bev's Note

If you take a ride out to City Park, you’ll see the new Children’s Museum coming to life – and it’s all been made possible by so many volunteers, like Anne Milling, Peggy Laborde and the late Nancy Marsiglia. If you attend the 20th annual “CHAIRish the Children” gala on August 25, you’ll get to go through the Julia Street museum’s big blue doors for the last gala at that location.

Gracing our cover this month are Co-Chairs Kaylea and Hunter Hill and Sheldon and Michael Schmidt, and Founding Families Chair Allison Berger Tiller. They promise to treat partygoers to a fun and festive event featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, silent and live auctions, whimsical one-of-a-kind chairs, live entertainment and more! Do not miss the last party held on Julia Street, because the new museum will open in the summer of 2019.

Get your tickets now by calling 266-2415. All proceeds this year will support the museum’s educational programs and exhibits that engage the potential of our city and state’s greatest assets: our children!

Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Summer Style to get ideas for adding some sizzle to your style from a portable grill and the perfect wine chiller to a hat to top it all off.

Now that you have a little time with summer upon us, why not take out time to pamper yourself? Our feature presents amazing local ways to achieve your summer glow.

While you’re pampering your body, splurge a little with festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Find the latest information on nine of the most refreshing happy hours around town in our feature.

Al Copeland Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Al Copeland Foundation, promised his dad that they would find a cure for cancer; he has teamed up with LSUHSC/Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center and they’ve already started on trials that have been proven to work. Their goal for the “Chicken Jam” (learn more about this event and how to purchase tickets in the photo and caption) is $100,000 – but that’s just a start.

Al and Liz Copeland have commissioned artist Luis Colmenares to design a poster for the “Chicken Jam” that will be auctioned off at the event, and then they will sell signed and numbered prints at and after the party.  

The Al Copeland Foundation is a 501[c][3] tax exempt public charity. Al Copeland Sr. was diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer in 2007. He lost his battle at the age of 64 and his family’s mission has been to “Change the Course of Cancer” to fight cancer through improved research.

Please attend the event or donate to this amazing cause!

Have a great summer and enjoy getting out to bike, sail and swim. Be careful and have fun!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church

Bev's Note

The third annual “Chicken Jam” will be held Friday, July 6, 5-10 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena (6801 Franklin Ave.).

The event will feature performances by Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Bag of Doughnuts, Me and My Friends and Ashley and Maria, as well local vendors, fried chicken, a cash bar and a Kids Area sponsored by Kids and Family New Orleans.

“Chicken Jam” is sponsored by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and all proceeds will go to the Al Copeland Foundation to save lives and end cancer right here in Louisiana.

For tickets and more information, visit or call 620-3727.


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