The Preservation Resource Center opened the 38th annual “Julia Jump: Our City, Our Home,” to support the restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing the historic architecture and neighborhoods of New Orleans.
The patron party featured specialty cocktails and cuisine from Emeril’s and champagne from Republic National Distributing Company, as well as an auction item preview and music by Maggie Bell. Patron Chairs were Nancy and Stephen Hales, alongside Junior Patron Chairs Elizabeth and Tim Soslow and Honorary Chairs Alma and Bob Pettit.
At the main gala, The Wiseguys performed as guests purveyed dining options from 20 of New Orleans’ local food favorites and sipped on specialty cocktails by Cane & Table and Locally Preserved. Firefly Ambiance provided lighting and décor. Brandy Whisnant and Maria Huete served as Event Chairs, and Auction Co-Chairs were Julie Kenter and Courtney Lane.
The event included an expansive auction and a raffle for a 2.5-carat diamond hoop earrings in 18-karat white gold donated by Wellington & Co., Fine Jewelry.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilwoman Susan Guidry were VIP attendees.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Julia Jump: Our City, Our Home,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
When: Friday, March 6
Where: Kingsley House