Annual Old Governor’s Mansion Gala to be held on Thursday evening, October 30, with a theme of “The Famous and Infamous of Louisiana.” FHL Board Chair Lenore Feeney announced that the Gala co-chairs will be Bill and Christel Slaughter, community and business leaders who are vitally interested in cultural and historic preservation. “This event
provides a large percent of FHL’s funding. We are thrilled to be working for the cause of historic preservation and our Louisiana heritage,” said the co-chairs.
The entertainment for the event will be provided by the Buck Town All Stars, who will perform in the Mansion’s Rose Garden from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The traditional large silent auction will be held in the East Room ballroom.
Donations for the silent auction, corporate sponsorships, and ticket sales are getting underway now. Attendees are invited to come in costume as your favorite Louisiana personage, past or present. Of course there is always the possibility of dressing like Huey and Earl and Blaze, but other suggestions have ranged from Marie Laveau, Lafitte the Pirate, the Blue Dog and the Jolie Blonde. As is traditional over the ten years of this great Baton Rouge fundraiser, men black tie and women in dressy dress is certainly an option.
Tickets are $100 per person for FHL members and $125 for non-members. Special gala price for 30 and younger $50! “