The “Spotlight on Success,” benefiting March of Dimes, honored 31 individuals for their contribution of $2500 in Fair Market Value of auction donations. Each honoree was presented on stage to his or her song of choice. Camille Whitworth, of WDSU-TV, served as the emcee, and Groovy 7 provided musical entertainment.
This year, the live auction offered healthy living packages, jewelry, original artwork, dining certificates, sporting event tickets, vacation packages and a ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade. The silent auction boasted 147 items.
The event committee included: Kimberly Bradley Shirer, Michelle Burtch, Melinda Clements, Lin Dang, Elise Eigher, Erin Goodrow, Whitney Hymel, Heather Kahn, Brooke Kellerhals Schmidt, Libby Kemp, Megan McKown, Jen Mire, Aaron Ramsey, Wendy Riley, Marie Rougelot, Joshua Rubenstein, Hannah Salter, Chris Shirer, Bradley Spieler and Shelby Wynne.
The honorees were: Devin Barnett, Jessica Bayard, Brandy Bellina, Ashley Brennan, Brandon Bulliard, Emily Byrd, Alicia Domangue, Raven Fielding, David Fuselier, Joel Galatas, Brittany Gilbert, Ty Grubbs, Rebecca Gustafson, Michael Jones, Katherine Kovach, Bryant Laiche, Elizabeth-Ashley Landry, Ellen Lockhart, Kelsey Loup, Melissa Maia, Frannie Montegut, Amal Mughrabi-Roussel, Chuck Nwanze, Emily Smith, Katie Sternberger, Stacey Stiel, Sage Theriot, George Van Wormer, Eric Wallace, Constance Whittaker and Aimee Willem.
Approximately 800 patrons attended the gala, which benefits the March of Dimes campaign to reduce the rate of premature births, birth defects and other serious threats to the health of babies.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Spotlight on Success,” benefiting March of Dimes
When: Friday, June 12
Where: Generations Hall