On Sunday, October 13, celebrities and citizens alike gathered at Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue for “Feast with the Stars” to raise money for Parkway Partners, an organization that launches tree planting season and supports green space work in New Orleans.
Sponsored by Entergy New Orleans and chaired by Joan Zulli Doyle and JoAnn Albrecht, the jazz brunch featured cuisine from all over New Orleans and music by The Messy Cookers Jazz Band. Local artist Andrew Wilkie drew caricatures of the guests, and the main honoree of the event was local meteorologist Margaret Orr, who received Parkway Partners’ Green Spirit Award for her support of the improvement of New Orleans’s green spaces. Orr helped to initiate neutral ground and garden projects, including the first adoption of the sunken gardens on Canal Boulevard.
Event décor featured balloon arches in fall colors and potted plant arrangements by Neil Howard.
Auction highlights included landscaping design consultation by Dan Gill, a custom portrait by Andrew Wilkie, artwork from Frederick Guess, a Mignon Faget pendant, a party for 12 at Pat O’Brien’s with unlimited drinks and a two-night stay at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. Proceeds from the brunch went to Parkway Partners’ ongoing efforts to plant trees, and support community gardens and schoolyard gardens.
Event at a Glance
What: “Feast with the Stars,” benefiting Parkway Partners
When: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Where: Gallier Hall