Giving to Those Who Give

WYES toasts its “Producers Circle” with a June gala.
Photographed by Jeff Strout
Hosts and 2013-’14 chairs Bill and Mary Hines with WYES President and GM Allan Pizzato

Beloved local television station WYES celebrated its “Producers Circle” with a party on June 3 at the home of Mary and Bill Hines. The Producers Circle is a close-knit group of WYES supporters who help the station continue its mission of great programming and community building.

In addition to playing hosts, the Hines also served as this year’s Producers Circle chairs. During the evening, they passed the torch to incoming chairs Alan and Arlene Philipson.

A special moment for Bill and Mary Hines was receiving an appreciation gift from WYES board chairman Marc Leunissen, who recognized them for their generosity. The evening also featured WYES president and general manager Allan Pizzato, who expressed his gratitude for the attendees’ support, as well as offered guests an exciting sneak peek at several upcoming WYES projects.

Since WYES so often provides viewers a feast for their eyes, it was only fitting that Ralph Brennan Catering & Events provided guests a feast for their appetites. The evening’s menu featured items such as seared beef carpaccio on a crostini with arugula pesto; garlic and oven-roasted tomato bruschetta; and Ponchatoula strawberry panna cotta for dessert. Guests also enjoyed a premium open bar.
 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What:  WYES Producers Circle Party
When:  Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Where:  Home of Mary and Bill Hines