“Julia Jump’s” 40th birthday celebration, complete with oversized balloons and a birthday cake from Swiss Confectionery, was a night to remember.

The Preservation Resource Center thanked 40 years of “Julia Jump” chairs who have made the event possible throughout the years. The 2017 event Co-Chairs were Sweet Dupuy, Kaylea Hill, Dorothy Sarpy Mann and Annie Sarpy Phillips. Patron Chairs were Susan and Ralph Brennan, and Junior Patron Chairs were Kathryn and Gordon McLeod.

Participating restaurants and food purveyors included Carrollton Market, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Central City BBQ, Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant, The Green Fork, Honey Baked Ham, Katie’s Restaurant, MaMomma’s House of Cornbread Chicken and Waffles, Nolavore, Oceana Grill, Oxalis, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Saveur Catering by Melissa Araujo, Two Tony’s Restaurant and Tsunami Sushi. The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group catered the Patron Party, accompanied by entertainment by the Sons of Jazz Brass Band. In addition, The Essentials performed at the main event.

A commissioned portrait by Newton Reynolds, a private dinner with Sous Chef Patrick Brennan and original artwork by Sidonie Villere were featured auction items.

“Julia Jump” supports the programs of the Preservation Resource Center and enables the organization to fulfill its mission to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.


What: 40th annual “Julia Jump,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center
When: Friday, March 24
Where: The Cannery