Lighthouse Louisiana’s “Spring Benefit” took place in the beautiful Count’s Room at Arnaud’s, chaired by Katy Casbarian. Lighthouse Board Chair Curtis Eustis and wife Celeste as well as Lighthouse President Renee Vidrine and husband Larry were in attendance, along with Erica and James Reiss and Saints players Ryan Griffin, Tim Lelito and Austin Johnson.
Guests were treated to the traditional jazz stylings of The Gumbo Pot Trio and a wine pull, which offered 100 chances to win a bottle of wine ranging in value from $22 to $120. In celebration of Lighthouse Louisiana’s centennial year, the person who pulled number 100 got a bonus bottle valued at $100.
Silent auction items included beautifully glazed ceramics painted exclusively for the event by individuals who are visually impaired and receiving services at Lighthouse Louisiana.
The highlight of the auction was pottery created by Lizzy Fair. Prior to losing her eyesight in the spring of 2012, Fair’s works were sold in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and Palmer Park Art Market. Fair was able to resume her craft after receiving services at Lighthouse Louisiana. Party guests were able to meet the artist and hear about the life-changing services she received.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Spring Benefit,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana
When: Wednesday, March 18