When you find the perfect house, you just know. That’s what happened to Ken Foster, owner of the home you see above, pictured above in the background with one of his cover dogs and author of The Dogs Who Found Me: What I’ve learned from pets who were left behind and others.

He lucked out with this house. The Preservation Resource Center’s Operation Comeback had renovated this Holy Cross beauty in 2003, bought it again post-Katrina, renovated it again and sold it to Foster in August of 2007.
On Friday, April 4, the PRC will celebrate the 31st anniversary of their Julia Jump, this year entitled “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” helmed by PRC Board President Bob Brown, and co-chaired by Julia Habetz and Kendall Hales. Held at the Ritz-Carlton, the evening will feature food from restaurants from all over town, music by Bobby J. and Stuff Like That and a silent auction, co-chaired by Odette Rouseau and Nini Scriber.

Photography by Cheryl Gerber
Photographed at Ken Foster’s house,
restored and renovated by the PRC
Many thanks to Beverly Rose Lamb, director of development for the PRC and Andrea Foster, associate director of events.

NEW EDITOR NAMED
Morgan Packard is the new editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine.
Beverly Church, a founding staff member of the publication, remains as executive editor. Former editor Sue Strachan has accepted the position of public relations director for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Packard, a graduate of Tulane University’s Newcomb College, has most recently served as managing
editor of New Orleans Magazine and Louisiana Life. St. Charles Avenue continues its
commitment to being the voice of the area’s vital social activist scene.