The second annual fundraiser for the organization, “YEP Fest” raised over $100,000 that will help provide educational, mentoring, enrichment and employment services to over 1,200 young people this year.
The fun, festive street party – which took place during a torrential downpour – featured flags representing the event sponsors and racing teams, and featured food trucks for the 500 guests to peruse. Purveyors of food and beverages included Afrodisiac, Clesi’s Restaurant and Catering, Crêpes à la Cart, Diva Dawg, Royal Street Courtyard and Urban South Brewery. A VIP Party was catered by Scot Craig/Katie’s Restaurant and hosted in the courtyard of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership.
Local music and entertainment included Sweet Crude, Water Seed, New Creations Brass Band, Big Freedia, Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, Camel Toe Lady Steppers and YEP’s After School Program Drumline.
The Event Chairs were Julie Livaudais George, Semmes Walmsley and Erica Woodley.
Event at a Glance
What: “YEP Fest,” benefiting Youth Empowerment Project
When: Sunday, March 11
Where: Youth Empowerment Project