Lights, cameras, action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood was on hand at the W New Orleans Hotel for the American Red Cross’ “Red Cross Red Carpet” Oscar-night party. To give the party a “reel world” feel, partygoers were greeted by a Joan Rivers impersonator and ”paparazzi” (actually local middle school students). Hosted by ABC-26 anchor/reporter Liz Reyes, the party also included a silent auction with New Orleans Saints paraphernalia, a Michael Jordan signed basketball, Sterling Vineyards Gold Standard Reserve Chardonnay and more. And the “Predict the Winner” contest—with results tallied by the Postlethwaite & Netterville Accounting Firm—proved be popular.
The ensuing evening was fashionable and festive, raising funds for the preparation, prevention and response to disasters in the Southeast Louisiana area.
American Red Cross/Southeast La. executive director Kay Wilkins, James Young and Liz Reyes
Charles, Renee and Amanda Shaw with Joey Peebles
Amanda Hoskins, Dan Greenbaum, Stephanie Dupuy and Jena Smith
Mike Theis, Stacey Brady and Marc Preston