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Poydras Home's 6th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival will be held on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Poydras Home In the News: St. Charles Avenue Magazine June 2024 issue

Relive Poydras Home's Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival through St. Charles Avenue Magazine's coverage of our signature fundraiser event!

St. Charles Avenue Magazine June 2024 issue Poydras Home article

Poydras Home's 2023 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival was held on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The generosity of our many festival sponsors kept lighting up the holiday season for Poydras Home!

For more information about festival sponsorships, please contact Director of Marketing and Development Jennifer Brammell at [email protected] or call 504-897-0535.

We thank our families who supported our event with the purchase of a Family Festival Gift ticket!

Everyone enjoyed the musical entertainment from high energy headliner Thais Clark and Her Jazzsters

and the Shades of Praise interracial gospel choir.

Special thanks go out to David Bergeron of The Creole Creamery for his donation of two seasonal flavors of his delicious ice cream at our event!


Poydras Home 2023 Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival Sponsors

2023 Tree Sponsors

  • Sally and Walter Cockerham
  • Hancock Whitney Bank

2023 Lights Sponsors

  • Anne and Bobby Swayze
  • Triton Healthcare, Inc.

2023 Tree Top Sponsors

  • Caroline and Bob Brickman
    • In Memory of Roger W. Worlock
  • Vincent Caracci
    • In Honor of Gina Caracci
  • Dianne McGraw
  • Charlie and Kirk Reasonover
  • Richard CPAs LLC
  • Martha Anne Treen
  • USI Insurance Services
  • The Vinson Family
  • Waters, Parkerson and Co., LLC

2023 Holiday Decorations Sponsors

  • A Friend of Poydras Home
    • In Memory of Eleanor Armstrong
  • A-Med Ambulance Service
    • In Memory of Frank Macera, Jr.
  • Gail and Nick Asprodites
  • Bettye and Michael Bagot
  • Bellwether Technology Corporation
  • Julie Brietmeyer
  • Susanne Butler and Mark Klyza
  • Carver Darden
  • Nellie Churchill
  • Beth Colon and Mary Olson
  • CommCare Corporation
  • Wendy and Joseph Dalovisio
  • Vaughn and Doug Downing
  • Kelly Ellis
  • Frischhertz Electric
  • Claire and Derby Gisclair
    • In Memory of Maurice J. Picheloup, III
  • Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
  • Lesley and Charles Hardin
    • In Memory of Tom and Carroll Fromherz
  • Claire and Larry Jacobi
    • In Memory of Larry Robert
  • Cynthia Junkin
    • In Honor of John Junkin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jurgons, and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lagarde, III
    • In Honor of Dr. and Mrs. William J. Perrett (Dr. P & Muzzy)
  • The Kolb Family
  • Janis Gissel Letourneau, MD
  • Blanche “Dee” McCloskey
  • Dr. and Mrs. Brian and Kristin Moore
  • Gwynne Moser
  • Mullen Landscape
  • Claire Porter
  • Lisa Rebowe
    • In Honor of June Trapp
  • Elizabeth and John Ryan
  • Jack and Charlotte Sawyer
  • Gene Shapiro and William Murray
    • In Honor of Nanette Shapiro
  • Brenda Smith
    • In Honor of Bob Smith
  • John Sumich
    • In Honor of Willie Sumich
  • Nelson Taylor Swayze
  • Suzanne and Bob Thomas
  • UKG
  • Zehnder Communications

2023 Family Festival Gifts

  • A Friend of Poydras Home
  • John Allen and Lynn Gutknecht
    • In Memory of Lena Gutknecht
  • Julia Ary
  • David and Tracey Banowetz
    • In Honor of Poydras Home Staff
  • Morris Bart
  • Mary Jane Bradley and Family
  • Bucher Family
  • Joe Bucher and Kathryn Lichtenberg
  • Gary and Jim Churchill
  • Mrs. James M. Elliott
  • Faulk, Schaeffer and Watts Family
  • Allison M. Freeman
  • Thomas Jahncke
  • Donna and Jim Keenan
  • Jane and Mark Landry and Mary Ann Landry
    • In Memory of Alton A. Landry
  • Mary LaValla and Family
  • Rebecca N. McGoey
    • In Memory of Joseph Gerald Norton
  • Edward Moise
  • Lucy T. Riess
    • In Honor of Kell Riess
  • Carol Roberts
    • In Memory of John Roberts, Jr.
  • Julius Rosenfield
  • Terry Salassi Family
  • Doug and Laura St. Clair
  • Dr. Jay St. John
  • William Howard Thompson
    • In Memory of Phyllis H. Thompson

2023 Festival Donations

  • Nancy Scott Degan
    • In Memory of Gloria W. Scott
  • Marigny Dupuy
    • In Honor of Claire Clark
  • Elizabeth Ferguson
  • Gulf Coast Office Products, Inc.
  • Oscar M. Gwinn III
  • Aston R. Hardy
    • In Memory of Alice B. Hardy
  • Laine Harper
  • Ruth C. Herkes
    • In Memory of Alfred J. Herkes
  • Laurie S. Hienz
    • In Honor of Col. And Mrs. A.B. Sutton
    • In Memory of Michael E. Hienz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Lastrapes, Jr.
    • In Honor of Wiley Lastrapes, Jr.
  • Ann C. Middleton
  • Tatine (Katherine) Moore
  • Page T. Nelson
    • In Memory of Phyllis Thompson
  • Carol Salassi
  • Mary Ann St. John
    • In Memory of Natalie Rogers Newman
  • Margie T. and Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.
  • Laura Smith
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charlie and Lynn Smith
    • In Memory of Jane Bories
  • Jan Sutton
  • Nancy Proctor Turner
    • In Memory of William Kay Turner
  • Laurie Tranchina Waggener
    • In Memory of Betty Lou and Butty Tranchina
  • Elfriede S. Westbrook
    • In Memory of Mr. Betram (Bert) Westbrook, Jr.
  • Bruce Worley
  • Jackie and Richard Yancey
    • In Honor of Jackie Ryan

2023 Entertainment

  • Thais Clark and Her Jazzsters
  • Shades of Praise Choir

2023 Santa's Sack Raffle

  • Jacques-Imo’s
  • Langenstein’s
  • Ralph’s On The Park
  • Vicent’s Italian Cuisine

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