A sold-out crowd of 350 guests enjoyed the 25th anniversary of Jefferson Beautification Inc.’s “Parkway Promenade” with a “Cruising the Mediterranean” theme. The event took place in the grand ballroom at the Chateau Golf and Country Club.

Prior to the event, a Patron Party was held in the club’s Grill Room. As guests arrived, they were greeted by Hellenic Dancers clad in traditional Greek folk costumes who performed Greek dance exhibitions.

For the main event, Anne Favret and Debbie Settoon created a Mediterranean ambiance, and Kay Andressen decorated each table for the dinner. The “Get Back Band” provided a variety of dance music. There was also a live auction and raffles, as well as a Mediterranean Ensemble Contest.

Event chairman Joy Shane and JBI President Beulah Oswald-Soto recognized Honorary Chairman James Michalopoulos and Corporate Chairman Michael Hollis. Joy then recognized those who contributed to the success of Jefferson Beautification Inc., which included members of the first Parkway Promenade Committee, participating garden clubs,and the top Promenade sponsors over the past 25 years.

JBI’s annual Michael J. Yenni award was presented by Parish President Mike Yenni to Dr. John Ochsner and Ochsner Health Systems. JBI’s Frederick Law Olmsted Award was given to two couples, Dr. Henry and Kay Andressen and Henry and Pat Shane.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the establishment of the Greek Muses statues surrounding the Jefferson Performing Arts Center as well as Jefferson Beautification Inc.


What: “Parkway Promenade XXV,” benefiting Jefferson Beautification Inc.
When: Sunday, April 3
Where: Chateau Golf and Country Club