My ears recovered from the fireworks, but the wild noises continued with human noises over the fine wines at the PASA Annual Wine Auction. At times, the energetic bidding (or maybe it was the wine) left my head spinning. This festive event at the Townhouse featured a lavishly decorated entrance to the Garden Terrace, complete with a champagne bar courtesy of Sharon Moss. The tent was brimming with silent auction items, and the crisp and starry night provided a magnificent backdrop for the auctioneer's rapid fire haggling. Jackie Lyle of PASA and board members Mita Dasgupta, Suzan Allen and Don Johnson made sure that all the celebrity guests were entertained. The glass was always appropriately full throughout the evening, and despite the chill in the air, the dance floor filled up quickly after the last lot was sold. Auction items ranged from cases of fine reds to dinners, travel, art and jewelry. Notable local painters Elemore Morgan Jr, Melissa Bonin, Vergie Banks and Colleen McDaniel kindly contributed their fine art. I had a great time driving up prices on some items that I definitely could not afford. See y'all next year.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, December 09, 2013:
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“Shell’s abrupt decision to cancel its North American GTL project just 10 weeks after concluding a multi-year site-selection process is obviously very disappointing news,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret tells Daily Report.
The quirky songwriter showcase takes over the stage at Blue Moon Saloon Saturday night for a final go-round with all-new performers.
Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.
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