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Kelly Roberts Songy, Yara Elsayed Guest, Leslie Monson and Peter Boylan III celebrate with wish kid Mary 

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Mary (10; Arabi) shows off her butterfly face paint 

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Mary and Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana staff accept a gift in her honor from the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department as part of the Department’s “Cops for Christmas” campaign.

Mary’s Make-A-Wish Reveal

WHEN: December 2
WHERE: PJ’s Coffee, East Judge Perez Drive

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana celebrated 10-year-old wish kid Mary’s wish to see snow with the reveal of a surprise trip to Utah in February at PJ’s Coffee in Chalmette. More than 60 of Mary’s family, friends, and neighbors gathered as Mary arrived to a “flurry” of cheers, snowflakes and holiday carols. 


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Jeff Meckstroth, Garlan White, Holly Abbott, Gary Lorio  

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John and Christina Fay

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Christine Montz, Mary Scrignar

Ochsner Lambeth House Gala A Starry Starry Nite

WHEN: October 13
WHERE: Lambeth House

The sparkling evening benefiting the Lambeth House Foundation featured a cocktail hour with a seated dinner to follow, 21 silent auction items, balloon sculptures, sunflowers in the rotunda and a ceiling lit with stars.


 

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Miguel Albero, Esther Cruces Blanco, Daniel Hammer, Bonnie Boyd 

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Tito Livio Morales Burelo, Maria Isabel Page, John Page, Carlos Suarez 

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Dr. Olga Garcia, Veronic Lihn-Lurati, Cesar A. Lurati, Esther Cruces Blanco, Dr. Salvador Caputto, Luz Caputto

Opening reception for Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean exhibition  

WHEN: October 20
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection hosted an opening reception for their new bilingual exhibition and welcomed foreign dignitaries from across the world.


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Jim Dotson, Woody Keim, Ted Ochoa, Jan Gross, Nathan Rocky, Ron Yager

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Miriam Cager Jones, Peter Pierre, Jr., Amanda Cager Hodges, Irene Aletha Bush Simmons 

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Chris Haines, Rita Gue, Floyd Gue, Bill Haines

WLAE-TV Debuts Groundbreaking Documentary Battlegrounds: The Lost Community of Fazendeville (Presented by the Mereaux Foundation)

WHEN: October 30
WHERE: The St. Bernard Farm

WLAE-TV (New Orleans Public Television) held its premier screening at the St. Bernard Docville Farm in Violet for its powerful documentary, Battlegrounds – The Lost Community of Fazendeville, the story of one of New Orleans’ oldest black neighborhoods razed during the tumultuous racial strife in the 1960s.