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20th Chairish the Children: Thanks for the Memories

invitation coverOn Saturday, August 25, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will open its big blue doors for its annual CHAIRish the Children auction and gala.  This year will be LCM’s last CHAIRish the Children on Julia Street, so, appropriately, the theme for this year is “Thanks for the Memories.” Don the museum’s colors of red, blue, and yellow and reminisce about the nearly 32 years of making happy memories on Julia Street with an evening of fine food and spirits, exclusive auction packages, entertainment from the Jenn Howard Band, a complimentary photo booth, and more!

The centerpieces of CHAIRish the Children are one-of-a-kind, whimsical chairs created by local artists. Some of this year’s artists include Dr. Bob, Raine Bedsole, E. Lee Jahncke, Shannon Kelley, Nadia Ramadan, and Simon of New Orleans.  In addition to incredible auction packages and custom chairs, CHAIRish the Children will also feature a raffle for a $2,500 Lee Michaels Jewelry shopping spree!

Check out this sampling of some the great auction packages that will be offered:

Saints vs. Giants VacationSaints vs. New York Giants – Inclusive Vacation Package – $3,400 value,
Donated by: Impasto Restaurant
Support the Saints in New York on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018! This trip for two will span from Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2018. The winning bidder will fly roundtrip on Delta Airlines and stay at the Parker New York Hotel for four nights. This package also includes tickets to the game, dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and transportation to and from the game.

Rosemary Beach, Florida Vacation HomeRosemary Beach, Florida Vacation Home – 4 Night Stay – $1,600 value,
Donated by: The Knoepp Family
Let the gentle Gulf breeze blow your worries away, and spend four nights in Rosemary Beach, FL, in a beautiful carriage house rental! This luxurious Gulf-view property can accommodate four and features an open kitchen, dining, and living area with a queen sleeper sofa and one bath. The home’s wrap-around balcony offers great views of the Gulf.

Ralph's on the Park- CollageRalph’s on the Park – Four-Course Dinner for 8 – $1,000 value,
Donated by: Ralphs on the Park
Ralph Brennan and Chef Flanagan invite you to bid on a chef-inspired four-course dinner paired with specialty selected wines for eight guests at Ralph’s on the Park.

Patron Party, 
7-8 pm
LCM’s “CHAIR-ished” friends are encouraged to come to the Museum early for an exclusive Patron Party. Sample delectable hors d’oeuvres compliments of Pêche Seafood Grill and sip on signature patron cocktails, “Julia Street Strawberry Splash” provided by Wheatley Vodka and “Bubbly Bliss” provided by Sazerac Rye.

General Admission, 8-11 pm
The fun continues with food, cocktails, music and a wide variety of auction packages!  Enjoy delicious dishes from favorite local restaurants and more!

To purchase Patron Party, event, or raffle tickets, or to bid on auction items, visit the event website at  For questions, please contact Kathleen Ledet at 504.266.2415 or

Please note: the Louisiana Children’s Museum will close at noon on Saturday, August 25 in preparation for CHAIRish the Children.

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