Thomas Harris Jr., Vice President of Pediatrics at Ochsner Hospital for Children, accepts a check from Trey Edwards, Regional Vice President of Winn-Dixie, on behalf of the Ochsner Hospital for Children. Dayja Davis, a liver and transplant survivor was invited to receive the check, which was raised through King Cakes sold through Winn-Dixie Gives.

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Clare, Pam and Catherine Brierre pose with Commodore Guy Brierre at the 168th biennial “Commodore’s Ball” at the Southern Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed live entertainment by Deacon John and food by executive chef James Cullen.

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Former Commodore Arthur D. Wynne Jr., Mrs. Joseph Sullivan and former Commodore Arthur Mann attend the Southern Yacht Club’s biennial ball, which celebrates the new commodore with a ceremonial transferring of the flags.

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Judge Barbier poses with his clerks and former clerks at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s 2018 “Law Alumni Luncheon” in February. Pictured are Soren Gisleson, Pam Strarnes, Chris Hannan, Jeff Gelpi, Brian Ballay, Amanda Ballay, Suzy Scalise, James Washington, Hope McDonald, Judge Carl Barbier, Ben Allums, Genevieve Dessommes, Rick Yelton, Mirais Holden, Hope Del Rio, Lindsey Chopin, David Moore, Sara Ochs and Blake Crohan.

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The Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J. and Dean Madeleine M. Landrieu present Judge Carl Barbier with the 2018 St. Ives Award at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s annual “Law Alumni Luncheon.” Every year the award is presented to alumni who have volunteered services to the university, maintained the highest standards of the profession and furthered the mission alumni association.

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The former Queens of The Atlanteans gathered for their annual luncheon at Commander’s Palace in February: (standing) Katherine Barkley Rafferty, Virginia Logan Howcott, Yvette Young Semmes, Tatine Maginnis Frater, Lilo Simmons Ukrop, Rachel Tullis Gambel, Eleanor Bernard Carney, Regina Soniat Talton, Penelope Adair Brown, Eileen Eshleman Stewart, Adair Ewin Faust, Anne McIlhenny Gardiner, Kate Gardiner Tucker, Elizabeth Blathrae Gillin, Anne Fox Gillin and (seated) Emilie Alston Harrison Montgomery, Marynel Watters Arbaugh, Miriam Wogan Henry, Margaret Villere Wynn, Anne Flower Redd, Elizabeth Flower Redd, Eleanor Reid Bergin, Ginger Logan Smith, Lydia Williams Buckley and Eleanor Williams Hohnstein.

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Tristan Wilson, Nell Wilson, George Wilson, Betty Wilson Jeffery, Bert Wilson and Peter Wilson pose at the YMCA of Greater New Orleans’ annual meeting in January. At the event, George Wilson was honored with the C. Allen Favrot Humanitarian of the Year award

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Donna Hildebrand (center) celebrates with Johnny, Rachele, John and Patrick Hildebrand at the YMCA’s annual meeting, where Donna Hildebrand was presented with the Mildred Wild Volunteer of the Year Award.

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The past queens of the Prophets of Persia met for their annual luncheon in the Board of Governor’s room at the New Orleans Country Club in February: (seated) Margaret Harbison, Pam Burck, Virginia Ernst, Madison Mikes, Carolyn Balmer, Ann Heslin and (standing) Debbie Reily, Marigny Ernst, Corrine Plough, Meg Farris, Elisabeth Gehl, Cindy Hebert, Adele Ralston, Virginia Mitts, Holly Snodgrass, Helen Gibert and Leslie Jacobs.

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The Phunny Phorty Phellows gathered at the home of 2017 Queen Corinne Fox (center, red hat) for the Annual Queens’ Tea. Each year the krewe chooses their royalty on their annual streetcar ride kicking off the Mardi Gras season on January 6. They do this with the previous year’s royalty passing out king cake to members; whoever receives the “baby”  becomes Queen and Boss, the historic name for this group’s King.

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Queen Ann Burka and her son, Andy Burka, are pictured at Poydras Home 2018 Mardi Gras Ball in February. The annual ball is held a week before Mardi Gras and features a presentation of the court members and King and Queen, which includes a brief history of their lives.

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King Hilton Duplanter is pictured with Kristen Merritt at the 2018 Poydras Home Mardi Gras Ball. After the court is introduced at the annual event, the Zulu Warriors perform at the ball.