Spending a Sunday evening—March 18, to be exact—in Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park was not only a pleasant option to wrap up the weekend, but it was also a great way to benefit the Youth Service Bureau. The party on this beautiful night was the “Chef Soirée,” at which there was more than enough food—85 plus local restaurants—serving their signature dishes to over 3,500 people. More diversions included music by a number of bands and a raffle of a 2007 Mazda 3 car from Brian Morris Autoplex.

The party, co-chaired by Johni Miles and Maurer van Voorthuysen,  raises funds for the Youth Service Bureau to provide at-risk youth with programs of prevention and early intervention to enable them to choose a new direction and become responsible members of the community. The income from the annual soirée will help with YSB services including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), counseling, the Truancy Reduction Program, FINS (Families in Need of Services), Crossroads Delinquency Intervention, Options Substance Abuse Treatment and the Juvenile Drug Court program.

North of the LakeCarolyn and Judge Rusty Knight

North of the LakeFrancie Stirling and Keith Benit

North of the LakeJordan McDonald, Bailey Wassdorp, Kristin Petry, Ashley Vicari, Christine Richard, Monica Caire, Courtney Calato and Mrs. Bonnie Paille

North of the LakeFred Palmer, Arlene Brayard and John Tobin

North of the LakeJudge Don and Lora Lynn Fendalson

North of the LakeWalter and Joanne Gallinghouse, Ron and Maria Burkhardt, and Robin and Cory Barbier

North of the LakeFrank Davis and Mary Clare Davis

North of the LakeKarelis and Steve Korte with Helen Centanni 

North of the LakeMichael Lulich, Mary Durusau, Tim Wyche and Kelly Cook