Friends of The Salvation Army honored the spirit and life of the late Bill Hornsby, longtime board member and former chair of The Salvation Army, and his dedication to the mission of serving others through The Salvation Army.

The evening took place at the Heebe residence and lawn on St. Charles Avenue, beautifully decorated by Jennifer Heebe, who served as Co-Chair of the event with Charlotte Spooner. Tim Scandura, current chairman and Master of Ceremony, opened the evening with a welcome to all of the attendees and introduced Kathy Hornsby, the widow of the late honoree, and her daughter Ashley. He also introduced new area commanders, Area Commander Major Christopher Thornhill and Associate Commander Major Lynda Thornhill, in their first event following their arrival to New Orleans and appointment to their six-parish command. Scandura also introduced Jennifer Heebee, who gave a brief talk about the contributions of Bill Hornsby to the Salvation Army over the years. Following the presentations, Julianne Korn gave an operatic musical tribute to Hornsby accompanied by Phil Sparks on the piano.

The music throughout the evening was provided by India Stewart on the harp and Isabel Strong performing on the piano.

All of the food served was donated: Ye Olde College Inn created hors d’oeuvres, and Salvation Army Chef David Bouie prepared selections with donations from Rouse’s Supermarket, Langenstein’s and Trader Joe’s. Beverages were donated by Martin Wine Cellar and Republic National Distributing Company. Desserts were provided by Denise St. Pierre. This was the first official fundraiser for The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program, a major new initiative that helps families out of homeless shelters, provides them with social services (such as workforce training, childcare and housing) and provides two years of support to ensure stability, all with the goal of ending the cycle of poverty. 


➺ Event at a Glance

What: “Merci Beaucoup: An Evening for Our Friends and Supporters to Honor Bill Hornsby,” benefiting The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Where: The Heebe Residence & Lawn


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Donald and Cathy Espanan with Major Linda and Major Chris Thornhill  

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Paul and Donna Flower with Paulette and Frank Stewart 

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Katie and Brandon Key, Shelby and Scott Key

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Mason Curran, Susan Glennon, Beth Cook and Thomas Harris

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 Bill and Cindy Woesner with Elizabeth and John Ryan