Held at the Grace-Montgomery Mansion on St. Charles Avenue, Lighthouse Louisiana welcomed patrons to the foundation’s annual “Light Up the Night,” which benefits programs to empower persons with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. Approximately 422 partygoers attended.

The Patron Party began inside the historic home, which has been in the same family for more than a century and is a celebrated toasting point along the Rex parade route. Patrons were welcomed by residents Anne Kock Montgomery, her daughter Anne and son-in-law Billy Grace.

The main event followed in the garden, decorated with yellow and black linens and party lights. Guests were treated to lighted trinkets and balloons to help “light up the night” while enjoying dancing and cocktails.

Crescent City DJ Harold Spinner provided musical entertainment. Nine local restaurants and caterers provided cuisine and treats, including Plum Street Snoballs topped with liqueurs.

Sean Kelly, the “Voice of the Pelicans” served as Emcee. A live auction featured prizes including a private dinner for 12 by star chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise, diamond hoop earrings donated by Friend and Company Fine Jewelers, a custom blazer donated by Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers and an original oil on paper piece created by Kevin Gillentine.

Event Chairs were Ransdell and William Prieur and Holt and Gordon Kolb Jr.


Event at a Glance

What: “Light Up the Night,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana
When: Friday, September 14
Where: Grace-Montgomery Mansion


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