Fall Benefit at Mondo

 

This Sunday, October 11, was GRN’s Annual Fall Benefit and it was a huge success! Graciously hosted by Chef Susan Spicer and the staff of Mondo, there was live music from the local duo Tangiers Combo (musicians Eric Rodriguez and Carl Keith) for all to enjoy as we socialized, sipped and dined. Mondo’s chef, Susan Spicer, and Bacchanal’s, Joaquin Rodas, catered the event with delicious appetizers, small plates and entrees, followed by dessert from Chef Megan Roen of Gracious Bakery.

The silent auction brought in over twenty items from local artists, businesses and restaurants, with continuous bidding all evening and a few hot-ticket items. Antonia Juhasz, an investigative journalist, award-winning writer, and an oil and energy expert was our fantastic keynote speaker. Antonia shared stories about her submarine trip to the blowout site of the Macondo well as well as interviews with Alaskan natives dealing with the threat of Shell's Arctic drilling plans. Through these stories, she related the importance of organizing and exposing the truth, from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to Alaska. 

We are so thankful to all of the GRN members who joined us this weekend, and to all of the auction donors and the staff of Mondo for making such a great night possible!

You can view photos of the entire night on our flickr page!

Jamie Fitzgerald is GRN's Development Intern

Recent Posts

State Representative Malinda White of Bogalusa invited Gulf Restoration Network and The Pearl Riverkeeper to...
Written by Andrew Whitehurst
Thursday, 14 December 2017
In Mobile, Alabama the trustees from the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA Trustees) held a...
Written by Andrew Whitehurst
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Black Friday is coming up and as you begin preparing for the biggest shopping day...
Written by Marley Vebares
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
GRN arranged a swamp tour on November 16th for members of the Louisiana and coastal...
Written by Andrew Whitehurst
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Mississippi’s second annual Restoration Summit convened on Tuesday Nov. 14th so the state could announce...
Written by Andrew Whitehurst
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this month to discuss the fate of...
Written by Marley Vebares
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
And the hurricanes just kept coming… In finishing my first full month on the job...
Written by Christian Wagley
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

SHARE THIS PAGE