The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the American Cancer Society once again brought hope and well-needed resources to the community with its Eleventh Annual Hope Gala’s party for a cause which was held on Saturday, August 20th, at The Shops in Canal Place.
The organization and this event aids thousands of cancer patients and is used to further research, advocacy, education and services.
The Bucktown All-Stars provided live music and top local restaurants presented fabulous cuisine.
The society also raised funds through a silent and live auction featuring Mark Romig who once again displayed his talents as an auctioneer. Romig has recently been named as the new President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.
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Rarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy.
Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.
On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments. Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.
Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.
Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument.
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