It was a bit early for Halloween, but WDSU news anchor Norman Robinson strutted his best Village People “biker dude” ensemble down the runway as part of the celebrity fashion show at the St. Elizabeth’s Guild Volunteer Activists Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 10.
Along with Robinson, WDSU Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr, Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea’s Restaurant, Mike Maenza of Mr. Mudbug Catering and artist Terrance Osbourne showed off their “YMCA” and “Macho Man” dance moves.
The Volunteer Activists of 2012 included Gayle M. Benson, Nicki M. Candies, Jim LaPorte, Sharon M. Marchand, Marcy F. Mayeaux, Cynthia Molynuex, Jamie Anne Moreau, Cindy Paulin, Stan Salathe and R. Sonda Stacey.
St. Elizabeth’s Guild president Suzette Herpich and chairwomen Cynthia Aucoin and Kathy Mitchell also honored Leah Lang Chase, Yvonne Ross Coe and Betty Valker Lauricella as Hall of Fame Activists.
Cathy DeGeorge won the Terrance Osbourne double-signed Jazz Festival poster in the auction, while Sandy Saucier was the high bidder on a party at the Who Dat Shack, generously donated by Maenza of Mr. Mudbug and Lucien Gunter of Acme Oyster House.
The event raised more than $100,000 for Café Hope, Independent Living Skills Program, Padua Pediatrics and St. John the Baptist Community Center; all are Catholic Charities programs.
Event at a Glance
What: “St. Elizabeth’s Guild Volunteer Activists Awards” luncheon and fashion show, benefiting Catholic Charities programs.
When: Wednesday, October 10
Where: New Orleans Hilton Grand Ballroom