City Club at River Ranch was packed to capacity for the premier Village of Hope Dinner benefitting the SOLT Kobonal Haiti Mission. Chef John Folse cooked up a fantastic meal, including tomato basil bisque, turban of trout, beef tenderloin and doberge. The Rev. Glenn Meaux’s SOLT Kobonal Haiti Mission, in partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach, presented the fabulous event, which raised more than $230,000 to help build houses in Haiti.
Families and friends celebrated City Club's 10th anniversary with Family Fun Day in the grill and bar, gym and Town Square. Threatening weather moved all kids’ activities to the gym indoors, which didn’t deter the youngsters from FunJumping, playing games, watching videos and munching on frosty sno cones and hot popcorn. Both children and adults enjoyed the delicious barbecue sausage, boudin, ribs and sides while listening to live music.
(1)David Strother and Susan Daigle (2) Hank and Debbie Perret (3) Hope Hebert, the Rev. Glenn Meaux, Molly Mouton and Boni Ritter (4) Judy and Elliott Boullion and Judge Francie and Dr. Ken Boullion (5) Jim Cavnar, Veria Samaroo, André and Charlene Miller, the Rev. Glenn Meaux, Boni Ritter and Tyron Picard
(6) Aiden Doré, Boni Ritter, Ava Doré (little girl), and Erin Doré (7) Ava Doré (8) Chris and Terry Scott and Stacey Pearson (9) Dale Miniex and Teri Stelly (10) Lorna Newbery, Madison Newbery and Tim Gaffga (11) Mary Beth Langlinais and James Lawrence (12) (back row) Matt and Caroline McConnell and Emily McConnell with Lillith McConnell and Camille McConnell (13) Teri Stelly and Mary Beth Langlinais (14) Teri Stelly, Brad Rieck, Angela Becnel, John Panaro and Lisa Hanchey
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