The social scene is a little slower in the summer but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun events to tempt you out of the pool and into your “summer cocktail” clothes. The added bonus is they’re usually for a good cause.
You can check out more of the fun online at http://www.theadvocate.com/features/partyline.
The Capitol Park Museum came to life June 16 as its Friends group hosted its annual fundraiser, “A Night at the Museum.” Granted Robin Williams didn’t ride up as Teddy Roosevelt but John “Spud” McConnell was in character as former Gov. Huey Long.
He was joined by several other characters who helped bring Louisiana’s unique culture to life for guests.
When not being entertained while they toured this amazing museum, guests had the opportunity to bid in the silent and live auctions while sipping libations compliments of Mockler Beverage Co. and noshing on yummies from Heirloom Cuisine.
Rural Life Museum was the site of Sunrise Rotary’s “Beer, Bands & Barbecue” evening June 14 benefiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Uniforms for Kids program, which helps provide new and gently used school uniforms to underprivileged students.
Of course, you can’t have a fundraiser in these parts without a silent auction, and this one had lots of tempting items up for bids.
The delicious-smelling barbecue dinner was prepared courtesy of Sheriff Mike Cazes and the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department.
No one had to worry about calories because dinner was followed by dancing to the sounds of Better Than Nobody.
Speaking of dancing, Big Buddy hosted a thank-you and wrap-up luncheon for the Star Dancers, dance professionals and sponsors of its sixth annual “Dancing for Big Buddy” June 12 at the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators.
This year’s production, which took place May 5, raised a record $90,000 to help support Big Buddy’s various summer programs serving more than 500 youth.
Event co-chairmen Rhonda Loy and Rock Rockenbaugh handed out the photos of the dancers and their partners taken by David Humphreys at the event as Executive Director Gay Mack thanked the participating studios — TC Dance Club International, Courtney Black Studio, Team Leonard and Powell Moïse School of Dance; and Star Dancers — Armond Brown, Dr. Susan Bankston, Lindsay Chustz, John Fabre, Kristie Genzer, Victor Howell, Jared Loftus, Tiffany McGee, Chris Nakamoto, Dawn Perret, Candy Picou, Amy Mitchell Smith, Judge Trudy White and Clay Young.
A big thank you went to major sponsors Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Boo Grigsby Foundation, Albemarle Foundation, ReMax 1st Realty, Merrill Lynch, Bonanno’s Fine Catering, Ochsner of Baton Rouge, Danny Miremont, WBRZ-TV, The Advocate, Guaranty Broadcasting, WJBO 1150AM and Humphreys.
Fourteen young women were presented by the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at its annual presentation tea, “An Evening with the Debutantes,” June 10 at the Baton Rouge Delta House.
Welcoming guests and introducing the debs were President Doris G. Brown and cotillion co-chairwoman Nequoia C. Elsey.
This year’s debutante coterie includes Candace LaNette-Robins Allen, daughter of Sheila A. Allen; Victoria Ashleigh Broussard, daughter of Darlene Keller and Thomas Broussard Sr., of Zachary; Jade Nicole Chappell, daughter of Deidra Cox; Sydne Radcliff Cunningham, daughter of Helena and Kevin Cunningham Sr.; Ebony Florae Deloch, daughter of Lynette and Kelvin Deloch; Markeisha Tatyana Forest, daughter of Andrea Farmer, of New Roads, and Mark Forest; Bria Sheva Henderson, daughter of Robreka King, of Zachary, and Robert Walter Guyton III, of Atlanta; Raven Aisha Jones, daughter of Nicole Caldwell and Christopher Jones; Teia Danyell Kent, daughter of Tabatha Bessix-Coleman and Terry Kent Jr.; Jian Elizabeth Massucco, daughter of Jil Vaughn-Massucco and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Massucco, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kaylee Alexis Moore, daughter of LaTonja and Michael Moore, of Erwinville; Ashley Nicole Phill, daughter of Tamika Phill; Karli Beatrice Sample, daughter of Bernice Sample; and Bria LaRhea Scott, daughter of Marlene Scott and Lester Scott.
They will take their formal bow at the Grand Cotillion Aug. 4 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.
The tea was chaired by Bounita Favorite and Gail Ray. Hostesses included Cameryn Blackmore, Faye Bradford, Rosalyn Cannon, Alma Cherry, Florence Curry, Monica Davis, Audrey Hampton, Shirley Henderson, Bettye Jackson, Shadonna Phoenix, Eva Pratt, DeShawn Robinson, Sylvia Sanders, Bobbie Scott, Veronica Simmons, Patricia Sterling, Yolanda Robertson and Jervella Williamson.
Markham Vineyards President Bryan Del Bondio loves any excuse to visit Baton Rouge and host a wine dinner at Juban’s Restaurant.
Lucky for local oenophiles, he was in the neighborhood the end of May. And, Bryan was so impressed with the menu created by chef Jaime Hernandez to pair with the Markham wines that he’s invited the Juban’s gang to come out to Napa, Calif., and recreate the dinner for its wine club.
All of the ingredients are produced by Louisiana artisan farmers and fishermen, including Iverstine Family Farms, Glazers Farms, “Papa Tom” Bonnecaze Farms, Mon Jardin Farm, Plantation Pecans, Inglewood Farms and Morrow.
What a coup for one of our city’s premiere restaurants and Louisiana agricultural businesses!
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