Tables, chairs and bistro lights adorned Third Street creating a beautiful, rustic block party for Soul Revival on March 7. Chairs Mullady Voelker and Victoria White organized this year’s event.
Bars and food stations made from whiskey barrels and reclaimed wood served scrumptious food and spirits to the over 700 guests in attendance. Heart-shaped signs highlighted the evening’s largest supporters along with signs to promote attendees to register as organ donors. As they say at the Legacy Donor Foundation, “Live and Let Live, There Is So Much To Give!”
Every year since the inception of “Soul Revival,” a gospel choir has kicked off the event, and this year was no exception. The New Orleans Gospel Soul Children started at the Patron Party and formed a second line with guests to move the party across the street to the main event! Band Camp had the crowd dancing on stage, and emcee DJ Rob Nice kept the party going into the late night hours.
Dickie Brennan’s Tableau served soulful creations including baby back ribs, smoked beef brisket, barbecue chicken and shrimp skewers along with cole slaw, cornbread, red beans and rice and monkey bread pudding.
HARO Coffee & Chocolates served an array of desserts; highlights included homemade s’mores, complete with torched graham crackers and smothered with chocolate. The event also included a wine pull provided by Chateau St. Michelle Winery.
Athletes from Team Louisiana for the Transplant Games, all who are transplant recipients or donor families, were Legacy Donor Foundation’s special guests. Along with the host, honorees and event chairs, the transplant recipients wore hand-decorated heart pins adorned with glitter crafted by Cari Rhoton and Kimberly Vega. Over $150,000 was raised for organ, eye and tissue donor awareness.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Soul Revival,” benefiting Legacy Donor Foundation
When: Saturday, March 7
Where: Home of Lauren and George Brower