On September 20, our Louisiana fundraising event took place at Bayona in the French Quarter and raised significant funds for the campaigns of the Gulf Restoration Network. Ivor van Heerden talked about current issues facing Louisiana’s wetlands. The seventy-five attendees enjoyed samplings of hors d’oeurves by Chef Susan Spicer and her staff, listened to music by the Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown Trio and bid on fabulous silent auction offerings including Voodoo Experience VIP tickets, an Aveda gift bag from Paris Parker Salon and Spa, a certificate for a cooking class at the Savvy Gourmet, a sculpture by artist Joan Kay, and paintings by artists Nancy Adams and Beth Skrmetta. GRN staff also thanked Edwin Neill III of the Neill Corporation, an Aveda distributor, for their tremendous fundraising efforts for GRN during Aveda Earth Month.GRN extends special thanks to:Event SupportersAbita Brewing Company, Nancy Adams, Bayona and volunteer staff, Leon and Pamela Brown, Johnny Lopez of Perfect Presentations, Joan Kay, Glazers’ Distributors of Louisiana, Inland Seafood, Paris Parker Aveda Salon and Spa, Savvy Gourmet, Photographer Bart Siegel, Beth Skrmetta, Sysco, Ivor L. van Heerden, Wine Sellers by Ben Lazich, Voodoo Experience and Rehage EntertainmentEvent Committee MembersMark Davis, Caroline Helwick, Jose Miranda, Sandy Rosenthal, Sig, Susan Spicer, Catherine Sumner, and Polly and Bob ThomasEvent photographs by Bart Siegel

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