TAC fundraiser now at Lamp Post
Techeland Arts Council will host its annual Fall Fundraiser on Nov. 2.
The function begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and a silent auction.
The event has been moved from the Patterson Area Civic Center to the Lamp Post located on the corner of Main Street and Jackson Street in historic downtown Franklin.
A special musical event will occur intermittently during cocktails and dinner, which will be followed by a short live performance.
This year the vignettes will focus on the “Saints of St. Mary,” those people who have led remarkable lives or through the years have given so much of their time and talent to the parish.
The following “saints” will be memorialized:
Charenton: Edna Delhay, Postmistress & Justice of the Peace.
Franklin: Alfreda Laws, who started the concept of the Emergency Aid Center from her back door, and was also a flower arranging guru.
Centerville: Arlin Peltier, who was instrumental in the development of the Teche Theatre of the Performing Arts as a director.
Patterson: David Butler, a local artist whose work is possibly being considered for display in the Smithsonian.
Berwick: Ethel Emery Casso, who was an orphan sent on the orphan train with the Sisters of Charity during the 1900s.
Morgan City: Dr. C.R. Brownell, a physician until he retired in 1961 and mayor from 1955-1983.
A live auction featuring trips, activities and one-of-a kind items will follow the vignettes. Attire is dressy casual.
Sponsored tables that seat eight people are available for a donation of $500. Individual tickets are $62.50. Checks are to be made payable to Techeland Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and may be mailed to 308 Adams St., Franklin, La., 70538.
All sponsorships must be received by Oct. 26 and the table location will be assigned on a first come first served basis. For further information call 337-907-6412.