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.
Carolyn and Judge Rusty Knight
Francie Stirling and Keith Benit
Jordan McDonald, Bailey Wassdorp, Kristin Petry, Ashley Vicari, Christine Richard, Monica Caire, Courtney Calato and Mrs. Bonnie Paille
Fred Palmer, Arlene Brayard and John Tobin
Judge Don and Lora Lynn Fendalson
Walter and Joanne Gallinghouse, Ron and Maria Burkhardt, and Robin and Cory Barbier
Frank Davis and Mary Clare Davis
Karelis and Steve Korte with Helen Centanni
Michael Lulich, Mary Durusau, Tim Wyche and Kelly Cook