1   Jack and Kelly Francioni with Eric and Alicia Irmscher at Chef Soirée 2008, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Youth Services Bureau.

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2   At Chefs Soirée 2008, Ila Deiterich, Johni Miles-Blount and Danny Blount enjoyed food from over 85 Northshore restaurants and beverage purveyors, music from four bands and a grand fireworks finale.

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3   Held at Bogue Falaya Park, Byron Wade Julia Fremin, David Spear and Board President Maurer van Voorthysen enjoy the soirée as they support the Youth Services Bureau, which helps troubled and at-risk youth “choose a new direction and become responsible community members.”

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4   Honored guests Gov. Bobby Jindal and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu attend the National World War II Museum’s Construction Celebration on Monday,
April 7.

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5   Gayle Wilson and Beth Mueller celebrate the National World War II Museum’s construction of the Victory Theater and Stage Door Canteen.

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6   Arnie and Susan Fielkow and Gordon Stevens celebrate the start of French Quarter Festival and the 25th anniversary of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., to the music of Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters plus John Royen.

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7   Ann Wills, Mary Beth Romig and JoAnn Abbott-Tachen at the “That Goodness It’s Festival!” 2008 French Quarter Festival Kickoff Party, Thursday, April 10.