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The “Chef Soirée” gets into a tropical spirit in 2005

Jimmy and Mary Rogers with Brett Stoltz

Vicki, Sandy and Courtney Menetre with Glenn Salter

Richard and Bonnie Drude

Tom Nowak and YSB president and CEO Dr. Robert C. Allanach

Frank Davis singing with The Wagners

Mike and Betty-Ann Hoss, Ron and Carole-Lynn Redmann, and David and Jeanne Pecot

Susan Walker with Jim and Dina Pace

Cheeseburgers in paradise, anyone? Using the famous Jimmy Buffet song as the night’s theme, the Youth Service Bureau’s “Chef Soirée” was held March 20 at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington. Attendees swam in a sea of margaritas and enjoyed a tropical good time, Northshore style. Kicking off the soirée—presented by Bank One—was a parade of F.I.N.S supporters, YSB’s “Families in Need of Services” was the spotlight cause for the evening. It is a program that provides resources and support to families with children who are confused and hurt. The goal of the program is to strengthen the family and keep children out of the juvenile justice system.
More than 85 restaurants kept the 3,000 partygoers satisfied while Flite, Live Bait, the Spectacles, Tropical Isle’s Late As Usual and the Wagners kept them dancing under the stars.
Guests were invited to don “island attire” and decorate their own pair of flip-flops—the winning pair won a special “Pirate’s Treasure.” Another highlight of the evening was the CASA Car Raffle—Ralph Lally of Lacombe won the 2005 Volkswagen Golf donated by Northshore Volkswagen. •

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