Festive Freedom

The Whitney Bank Victory Ball honors those who served.
Photographed by Jeff Strout
Richard Adkerson and master of ceremonies Herschel Abbott Jr.

“On the Front Lines of Freedom” was the theme of Whitney Bank’s Victory Ball held at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center of the National World War II Museum on Friday, June 14.

Over 400 guests were present for the awarding of the Silver Service Medallion to seven courageous World War II veterans and correspondents. Event chairs Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mestayer and Mr. and Mrs. John Hairston organized this patriotic celebration of the continued loyalty to America that these men demonstrate in their daily lives.

The sweet sounds of the Victory Trio filled the center, made more beautiful due to lighting provided by the Solomon Group. Dinner guests sat at tables clad in black and white linens from Tapestry Linens and bedecked with Urban Earth centerpieces, while enjoying Jump, Jive and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima and sampling the best New Orleans-style bites from chef John Besh’s American Sector restaurant. The festivities, hosted by master of ceremonies Herschel Abbott Jr., continued with the music of Sha’On and Success at the fourth annual “Dessert and Dancing Soirée How Sweet It Is!” sponsored by Ms. Nicki Candies of Otto Candies, L.L.C.

The Victory Ball celebrated the freedom available in this country but also, and most importantly, the people that earned it.


Event at a Glance

What: “Whitney Bank Victory Ball Patron Party and Gala: On the Front Lines of Freedom,” benefiting the National World War II Museum
When: Friday, June 14
Where: U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center of the National World War II Museum

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