At this year’s “Parkway Promenade,” Jefferson Beautification, Inc. presented the Frederick Law Olmsted Award, accepted by Marilyn Charvet for her husband, the late Carol Vincent Charvet. The award is given to an individual who has assisted Jefferson Beautification, Inc. in fulfilling its mission.

Mildred Zorick-Congemi served as Event Chairman, and Michele Shane L’Hoste served as Event Corporate Chairman. Honorary Chairman was James Michalopoulos, who donated live auction items: a giclée titled “Spezia” and a “1718 Tricentennial Blend” bottle of rum from his Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

Chateau Country Club provided delicious Southern cuisine, featuring grilled red snapper and praline pecan pie paired with wine. Music for dining and dancing was provided by “The Get Back Band.”

Also included in the festivities were a silent and gift certificate raffle.

Funds raised for Jefferson Beautification, Inc. support the organization’s mission to provide for tree planting and environmental education in Jefferson Parish. 

Philanthropic Fun: Southern Elegance

Mario Henderson, CEO Joy Shane, President Sharon Hannahar and George Gomez


Philanthropic Fun: Southern Elegance

Tatianna Marchione and Honorary Chairman James Michalopoulos


Event at a Glance

What: “Parkway Promenade XXVII,” benefiting Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
When: Sunday, March 25
Where: Chateau Country Club