WYES Victorian Garden Party
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WYES Victorian Garden Party

WYES Victorian Garden Party

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The Opera Guild Home

2504 Prytania Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the genteel fashion of the bygone Victorian era sipping champagne and celebrating the newest PBS MASTERPIECE series “Victoria.” Attendees can also bid on a variety of special silent auction items that are sure to pique interest. MORE EVENT DETAILS TO COME!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Opera Guild Home
2504 Prytania Street
New Orleans

Patron Champagne Reception | $175 | early entry at 2pm
Garden Party | $100 | 3-5pm

Event benefits WYES, your local public television station.

Guests are encouraged, but not required to wear Victorian attire.


Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:




First Bank and Trust


First NBC Bank


Fidelity Bank
Jonathan McCall
Paulette and Frank Stewart
Woodward Design+Build, LLC


Drew Jacques Brown IV, M.D.
Stephanie Burks
Sandra Chaisson
Ana and Juan Gershanik
Kim Glazer Goldberg
Lanier Long Hosford
Patricia and Stephen Murray
Crescent Sterling, Ltd.
Laurie and Warmoth Guillaume

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Gayle Benson
Sue Ellen and Joe Canizaro
Angela Hill


Russ and Sandra Herman
Jean Rice

Committee Members:

Nadia Al Hashimi
David Anderson
Bobby Asaro
Laura Badeaux
Barbara Ballard
Juan Barona
Penny Baumer
Virginia Blanque
JoAnn Bohm
Dianne Breaux
Stephanie Burks
Renee Carrere
Dorothy Clyne
Constance Cowart
James G. Diamond, M.D.
Ann Duffy
Heidi Dugan
Carrel Epling
Frances Fayard
Mary Fazekas-May, M.D.
Diane Fee
Nicole Ferrier
Joanna Giorlando
Laurie Guimont Guillaume
Jennifer Heebe
Diane Hollis
Lanier Hosford
Morris Kahn
Grace Kaynor
Tamica Lee
Leslie Marsh
Tom May, M.D.
Sue McNabb
Jane Miller, M.D.
Kathleen Mix
Faith Peperone
Ashley Pradel
Margie Scheuermann
Carol Short
Kathy Singleton
Allison Young

Sponsorships Available:

Kerri Blache at kblache@wyes.org or 504.483.8487
Jim Tapley at jtapley@wyes.org or 504.897.8987

$5,000 • $2500 • $1,000 • $500

Learn more about the upcoming PBS series:

MASTERPIECE “Victoria” is an eight-part drama that follows Victoria from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children, and the job of being Queen of the world's most important nation. Victoria's often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years; she was England's longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II in September, 2015.a.

Writer Daisy Goodwin imaginatively depicts what it was like for an ill-educated, emotionally deprived teenager to wake up one morning and find that she is the most powerful woman in the world. Goodwin has been careful to stay faithful to the facts, while reading between the lines to fill in the gaps where the early Victorians were scrupulously silent. The result is a gripping historical pageant that reveals a side of Victoria that is at odds with her later reputation for prudery and a high moral tone. In other words, Victoria was not a Victorian as we use the term.

The new series stars actress Jenna Coleman as Victoria. Stay tuned for more details at wyes.org.

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