Pam's Party Line for Jan. 12, 2014

It just wouldn’t be New Year’s if Ann and Rob Guercio didn’t roll out the welcome mat to their home on New Year’s Eve. It’s one of those parties that you can count on seeing some familiar faces and meeting new friends.

While heading into the party, I got to wave to a departing Debbie and Rickey Heroman and wish a Happy New Year to Cathy and Jay Dardenne. Inside the door, our hostess snapped a photo of me with Linda and Cliff Vannoy, and then it was time to party. I so enjoyed my visits with Terry and Conway LeBlanc, Beth Veazey, Palmer Perque, BeBe Facundus and Zeke Wimert, Carole and Charlie Lamar, Donna Boé, Holly Hutchison, Michelle and Richard Bienvenue, Monica and Wade Henderson, Debbie and Kevin Knobloch, Chris and Bill Blackwood and Susan Ross and Arthur Metrailer, who were celebrating their anniversary. As is tradition, fireworks lit up the backyard bayou as the clock struck midnight and everyone welcomed in 2014.

Before heading over to the Guercios, husband Jim and I joined Karen and Bill Profita and a group they had assembled for dinner at Blend for a celebratory glass of wine. Ringing in the New Year downtown with the Profitas were Susan and Marvin Borgmeyer, Charmaine and Dan Claitor, Elaine and Mike Cammarosano, Helen Graf, Laura and Jeff Shaw and Andrée and Dom Zimarlik. Also stopping by for a quick visit was Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo, who was doing his best “rain, rain go away” routine for the debut Red Stick Revelry.

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