Carnivals and Carousels
CADA raised more than $50,000 for the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Tara Tedesco, Joyce Bracey and Event Chair Nina Fitch
A ringmaster, tango dancers and an a capella trio Jay-Ray and Gee welcomed partygoers to the carnival-themed “CADA Carnivale” at the St. Charles Avenue home of Tara Tedesco and John McQueen benefiting the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans. Colorful carnival flags adorned the festive home, which also featured an old-fashioned candy bar and a whimsical paper carousel centerpiece.
The event hosted an open bar with cuisine from chef Robert Faust, including crab cakes, shrimp ceviche and pork belly on cornbread pancakes. Nina Fitch served as Event Chair, and Cory Bergeron as Board President.
Auction prizes included paintings donated by the French Art Network and a Drew Brees signed football from the New Orleans Saints.
The soirée was followed by a family night at City Park’s Carousel Gardens & Amusement Park with cotton candy, face-painting, and unlimited rides for over 1,000 students and their families.
Event at a Glance
What: “CADA Carnivale,” benefiting the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans
When: Friday, November 3
Where: Home of Tara Tedesco and John McQueen