The Louisiana Children’s Museum opened its big blue doors for the 19th annual “CHAIRish the Children” fundraising event, “Revel on the River.” Decorated in hues of blues and greens, fishing nets lined with sparkling white lights draped across the three-story atrium’s banisters and stairways. A large, glittering gator scaled the three-story red “logo” house structure. Red and white fishing bobbers floated overhead.
Patron partygoers enjoyed hors d’oeuvres by Pêche Seafood Grill and two specialty cocktails: “Whiskey River” provided by Sazerac Rye and “River Breeze” provided by Wheatley Vodka.
For the main event, more than 500 “CHAIRished” guests enjoyed a fun and festive evening of gourmet cuisine and spirits from more than 20 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, one-of-a-kind chairs and sultry music by The Jenn Howard Band. Partygoers who entered the $2,000 Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry shopping spree raffle sipped their cocktails from colorful, blinking cups. Event Co-Chairs were Jessie Schott Haynes and Allison Berger Tiller.
“CHAIRish the Children” featured more than 200 auction packages that featured trips, art, jewelry, local attractions and restaurants and one-of-a-kind chairs. The live auction featured a Saints vs. Dolphins in London weeklong vacation, a private three-course dinner for six by chef Alex Harrell of Angeline and a seven-day Carnival Cruise to the Western Caribbean.
Decorated chairs in the silent auction included “Front Porch Seat” by Terrance Osborne, “Pelican Feathers” by Beck Fos and “Stay Cool with Sno-Balls Chair” by Dr. Bob.
Event at a Glance
What: “CHAIRish the Children,” benefiting Louisiana Children’s Museum
When: Saturday, August 26
Where: Louisiana Children’s Museum