“Celebration: A Treasure Odyssey” sold out again this year with a crowd of 1,300 guests to support the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany. The Castine Center in Mandeville’s Pelican Park was transformed into an underwater voyage “Treasure Odyssey.” Large jellyfish moved above guests as they were tempted by the artistic edible Zoë’s Bakery display that ventured to the ocean floor.

The event’s culinary showcase placed more than 40 area restaurants’ best offerings to vie for Celebration’s Choice honors. The Dakota Restaurant took first honors as the evening’s winner, offering a delectable crab and brie soup.

Guests were delighted with superior offerings brought out by friendly competition. To round out the good food and good times, guests enjoyed expert mixologists shaking up concoctions by Glazer’s Companies.

Live entertainment was provided by Groovy 7 and Fontainebleau High School Jazz Band. The event included nearly 250 live and silent auction items, a treasure chest prize game, a raffle of three Apple product packages, a balloon drop and more. Young artisans featured their work for visual pleasure and sale.

Guests at “Celebration: A Treasure Odyssey” received a firsthand look at seven Children’s Museum exhibit galleries custom-designed by Argyle Design, Inc. for the children of St. Tammany Parish.

Holly Cain served as Chair. Emcees for the evening were Margaret Orr, WDSU Chief Meteorologist, and Curt Sprang, WGNO Newscaster. 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “Celebration: A Treasure Odyssey,” benefiting the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany
When: Sunday, March 8
Where: Castine Center