One of a Kind

WRBH holds its “Pearl Celebration.”
Morgan Sasser
Co-chair Tina Messina|!!| Terry D’Souza and co-chair Bonnie Hatrell

Approximately 120 guests gathered in honor of the “Pearl Celebration” gala on Saturday, November 5, to band together and raise funds for WRBH Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped’s programming. The party, held at the home of Cathy and Charles Glaser, included an evening of entertainment provided by young blind musician Mac Potts, who ventured down from Washington State for the evening. He, together with twin musicians Austin and Tyler Clements Potts, played tunes ranging from Michael Jackson to jazz standards.

As the evening progressed, celebrity auctioneers Angela Hill and Mike Hoss of WWL-TV auctioned items varying from dinner with Saints kicker Tomas Morstead to a Blue Dog print. WRBH supporters raised about $30,000 for 30 years on the air.

In addition to an enticing selection of auction items, savory dishes provided by local restaurants tempted guests. Plates from Drago’s, the Audubon Institute and New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. were just a few of the options guests had to select from before sitting among tables adorned with floral arrangements and glass bubble vases.

Proceeds raised at the gala will go towards WRBH’s programming and will help the nonprofit carry out its mission to “turn the printed word into the spoken word so that the blind and print handicapped receive the same ease of access to current information as their slighted peer.” WRBH is the only full-time reading service on the FM dial in the nation.

Event at a glance
What: “Pearl Celebration” gala, benefiting WRBH Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped
When: Saturday, November 5
Where: The home of Cathy and Charles Glaser