Camille Whitworth, Simone Bruni, Sandra Dartus, Betsie Gambel and Margarita Bergen celebrated the birthday of Queen Yolande of Aragon at Palace Cafe in August. Queen Yolande was the mother-in-law of the Dauphin King and the royal ruler who was credited with helping fund the campaign in support of the Maid of Orleans. In honor of her birthday, local women who portrayed Queen Yolande in the 2020 Krewe du Jeanne d’Arc procession gathered at Palace Café for a Queen’s Cake Luncheon.
Miles Stewart was surprised by the Son of a Saint team in honor of his graduation from Lusher High School in May. Son of a Saint surprised five of its mentees who are class of 2020 high school graduates with a gourmet breakfast from Made in New Orleans Foundation Alumnus and Owner of 2Brothers1Love Chef Byron Bradley Jr., balloons in their school colors and a congratulatory yard sign, produced by Image360.
Quinten Crump received a Son of a Saint surprise in May 2020 with a chef-curated breakfast, balloons and a congratulatory yard sign in celebration of his graduation from Lusher High School. Son of a Saint is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring mentorship and transforming the lives of fatherless boys.
Leading Ladies Guild Counselors and Board Members Faith Peperone, Robbin Hardee, Carrel Epling, Olympia Accardi, Lynne Duvernay, Barbara Alleman, Barbara Lawler, Janet Schwary, Margaret Wagner and Rubye Noble Evans posed together at Jefferson Performing Arts Society Leading Ladies Guild’s installation of officers and counselors in June 2020. Brenda Chetta and Shirley Rappold are not pictured.
Jefferson Performing Arts Society Leading Ladies Guild held its installation of officers and counselors in June. Officers installed for the 2020-2021 fiscal year include Corresponding Secretary Amy Carbonette Cioll, Vice President of Fundraising Dolores Hall, President Ginger Crawford, JPAS Board President and Installing Officer Steve Dwyer, Vice President of Membership Jeanne Duhe and Recording Secretary Linda Watson. Past President Valarie Hart and Treasurer Jolene Ryan are not pictured.
Mary Usher’s “A Holistic Harmony” won third place in the senior category of The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts annual visual art contest. Usher is a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship for her entry.
Brooks Ritter’s “Hearing It for the First Time” won second place in the senior category of The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts annual visual art contest, which awarded a total of $55,000 in college scholarships to 18 high school students across Louisiana. Ritter is a senior at Southside High School in Youngsville and won a $5,500 scholarship for her piece.
Ethan Diliberto’s “The Imagery of the Musician,” won first place senior entry in the The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts annual visual art contest. The 2020 contest theme was “The Art of Sound,” showing the connection between music and visual art through an original work of art or song. Diliberto is a senior at Christ Episcopal School in Covington and was awarded a $6,000 scholarship for his piece.
Vice President and Board Member of Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful Jackie Madden poses with Co-President and Board Member Carey Hammett, Henry Shane and Sue Ellen Canizaro are pictured at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Canizaro in March 2020 for a cocktail reception for Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s “20th Annual Tree School” fundraiser. Hammett received special recognition from Governor John Bel Edwards and a painting for her hard work and dedication to Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful.
Joseph C. and Sue Ellen Canizaro hosted a cocktail reception for Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s “20th Annual Tree School” fundraiser in March 2020.
Jefferson Parish Councilman Deano Bonano, Jefferson Parish Director of Planning Juliette Cassagne and Steven Dwyer attended a cocktail reception for the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s “20th Annual Tree School” fundraiser.
Dr. Kathy Wolf and Janel Breaux enjoyed a cocktail reception for the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s “20th Annual Tree School” fundraiser.