The evening of Tuesday, March 18, saw the annual gala ”An Evening Benefitting Lighthouse Louisiana ,” celebrating the organization formerly known as Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans at Arnaud’s Restaurant. More than 108 guests attended the evening presented by Postlethwaite & Netterville and enjoyed copious amounts of delectable edibles courtesy of Arnaud’s, such as tuna tartare, turtle soup, shrimp Clemenceau, pork tenderloin, bananas Foster, ice cream bonbons, chocolate and cayenne cocktail cookies and salted caramel squares.
Attendees enjoyed the jazzy music of the Gumbo Pot Trio and an extensive silent auction featuring beautifully glazed ceramics created exclusively for the event by Lighthouse Louisiana’s visually impaired clients. Perfect Presentations provided floral arrangements of reds and whites, and raffle winners received items such as a Cartier Tank watch and a home dinner for eight by an Arnaud’s chef. The evening also employed the increasingly popular wine pull, offering 70 chances to win a bottle of wine ranging in value from $20 to $120.
The gala raised more than $85,000, which went to the efforts of the organization in connecting people who are blind, deaf or have other disabilities with jobs and classes to increase their independence and self-sufficiency.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “An Evening Benefitting Lighthouse Louisiana”
When: Tuesday, March 18
Where: Arnaud’s Restaurant