“Light Up The Night” raised more than $100,000 for the programs of Lighthouse Louisiana, which include classes, technology training and social support for people who are blind or losing their vision. Lighthouse Louisiana also provides work readiness services and job matches for people with all types of disabilities, as well as access to communication for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind.

Event Co-Chairs were Jane Heidingsfelder, Anne Villere, Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier. Travers Mackel served as Emcee. More than 400 patrons railed to support the cause.

Joel Catering donated a delicious and bountiful charcuterie and cheese plate, and Sucré offered scrumptious macaroons. More treats came from Mandina’s, Red Dog Diner, Arnaud’s Restaurant, Cava and Chez Nous. DJ Wood performed musical entertainment.

Key auction items included artwork by Jennifer Ansardi, Auseklis Ozols, Kevin Gillentine, George Dunbar and Mitchell Gaudet, a private chef-inspired four-course dinner by Ralph Brennan’s Catering with rentals by Perrier Party Rentals and a white gold, emerald and diamond necklace from Friend & Company.


What: “Light Up The Night,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana
Where: Home of Dana and Scott Hansel
When: Friday, September 16