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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “O What a Night Gala” is in its eighth year, and this year promises to be “the event of the season with art, music and culinary talents that reflect the importance and influence of Southern culture across the globe.” Featuring the creative culinary concoctions of James Beard Award-winning chefs Donald […]
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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the largest collection of Southern art in the world, and we’re so proud to feature their biggest fundraiser, “O What a Night,” on our cover. Thanks so much to new director of the museum, William Andrews, famed chef Donald Link and Opus Award-winner and international artist […]
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Saturday, June 23, guests danced to the music of Gina Brown and Anutha Level at the Girl Scouts Council of Louisiana East’s “Rhapsody in Green Gala.” The organization celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. The fundraiser benefits GSLE and the 23 Louisiana parishes they serve.
The soirée featured both a silent and a live auction. Silent auction items included JetBlue Airline tickets, Disney World tickets, a weeklong stay at the Costa Azul Resort in Mexico, artwork from Terrence Osborne and a weekend stay at the Hotel Mazarin. The live auction featured a signed centennial umbrella. Linda Law Clark, Girl Scout alumna and board member, won and used it to lead a celebratory second-line.
Guests also enjoyed delicious cuisine by the Hilton Riverside Hotel, and a centennial toast was led by board chair Robyn Merrick, who toasted Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Low, the volunteers, alumnae, families and future and present Girl Scouts.
Special guests included Mistress of Ceremonies, Girl Scout alumna and Fox 8 News Anchor, Nancy Parker; State Representative Austin Badon; GSLE CEO Jackie Alexander; volunteer gala chair Betsy Stoner; board members Linda Law Clark, Therese Badon, Peggy T. Armstrong, Julie Z. LeBlanc, Jacquelyn S. Daniels, Patricia A. Day, Kelly A. Dolese, Carolyn K. Morse and Beth LeBlanc of Whitney Bank.
Event at a Glance What: “Rhapsody in Green Gala” celebrating the 100th anniversary of and benefiting Girl Scouts Council of Louisiana East When: Saturday, June 23 Where: The Hilton Riverside Hotel