Presented by Will and Racquel Smith’s Foundation, Where There’s a Will There’s a Way, Bridge House/Grace House celebrated its seventh annual “Celebrity Waiters” luncheon. Featuring a decadent meal, silent auction and service from celebrity waiters, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans hosted and catered the luncheon. Mike Morris performed as musical entertainment, and Eddie Gonzales provided his DJ services for the event.
More than 200 guests attended and enjoyed service from local celebrities such as the New Orleans Saints’ Will Smith, Andrea Apuzzo, LaToya Cantrell, Michael Hecht, Irma Thomas and John Young Jr., among many more. Fox 8 sponsored and promoted the event, and Fox 8 meteorologist Bruce Katz emceed the luncheon.
Notable auction items included an autographed Tom Dempsey Saints jersey and an official Saints football autographed by rookies Kenny Vacarro and Kenny Stills. All proceeds went to Bridge House/Grace House, a local organization that provides treatment for people suffering from substance abuse, regardless of their ability to pay.
Event at a Glance
What: “Celebrity Waiters VII,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans