Well, there was no question for Grandmother Irma Thomas, whose grandchild is a student at Lake Forest Elementary Charter School in eastern New Orleans. The school is having its inaugural Cocktails and Blues benefit and Grandmother and Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas was too happy to step up and help, said Chief Executive Officer Mardele Early.
Lake Forest was recently selected as one of 286 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and will be recognized this November in Washington D.C. for being one of the top 6 academically performing schools in Louisiana.
Ms. Thomas will headline “Cocktails and Blues” along with opening act “The Soul Heirs.” The ticket and silent auction sales from event will support the school’s programs.
The event is Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 p.m. (VIP/Patron Party at 7:30 p.m.); The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door and are inclusive of entertainment, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. VIP Tickets are $75 and include name recognition in event journal and access to the VIP/Patron party at 7:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information visit http://www.lakeforestcharter.org/cocktailsandblues or call (504) 593-8264.
VIP/Patron Party at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Roosevelt Hotel 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112