Holiday Home Tour Highlights River Ridge and Harahan Homes

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the Ladies of the Shield hosted their annual Holiday Home Tour featuring four homes in Harahan and River Ridge.

The Patron Party was held at the home of Marianna and David Trepagnier, Sr.’83 (David, Jr. ’14 & Harrison ’15) at 125 Colonial Club Drive in Harahan. Also on tour were three River Ridge homes, Anita and Carl Bonura (Bryan ’93 & Vince ’97) at 9405 Sara Court, Karen and Jeff Powell (Trent ’22) at 212 Orchard Road, and Arlene and Craig Tafaro ’83 at 183 Sauve Road.

During the day, guests toured homes, decorated in the Christmas spirit, while visiting with friends, old and new. Each home was beautiful, distinctive, unique, and ranged from traditional to modern. Each home featured beautiful spaces, from a pool area for the perfect outdoor soiree, a kitchen made for a gourmet chef, to a large den and dining area for great family gatherings. Visitors were also encouraged to do some Christmas shopping with Nola Gifts and Decor during the Patron Party.

Cissy Yakelis commented, “It is amazing to see how the Holiday Home Tour has grown since 2006. Each year we are humbled by the generosity of our homeowners, donors, and volunteers who make this such a special day. What a great way to begin the Christmas Season!”

All funds raised continue to benefit the Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. Student Activities Endowment at Brother Martin. All sponsors will receive recognition in the Holiday Home Tour program, the Century II, and on the school’s website.

Special thanks to our sponsors (listed to the right), volunteers, faculty, and staff; Dominick Caronna ’85 and members of the Crusader Band, Father Sidney Speaks at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School, and William Rieger, Jr. ’95 and Donald Midkiff, Jr. ’03 with the Culinary Crusaders.

Holiday Home Tour Sponsors

Nativity Sponsors
Anna and David Jouandot ’78
Arlene and Craig Tafaro ’83

Angel Sponsors
Erin and Joseph Caruso, Jr. ’79
In Memory of Louis C. Williams III ‘66 SA
Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta ’76
Cissy Yakelis

Thanks to Our Generous Donors
Austin’s - Debbie McIntyre
Donna Blanchard
Leslie Breaux
Brother Carl Bouchereau, S.C.
June and Hank Bovie
Café 615 - The Rabbit, Dawn Savoie
Dominick Caronna, Jr. ’85 and Brother Martin High School Band Members
Erin and Joseph Caruso, Jr. ’79
Creole Country
Julia Gandolfi
Carla Gittleson - Cakes and Confections
Mary Guillory
Laura Hagstette
Barry Hebert ’74
Margaret Judd
Tina Labeaud
Brenda and Jerry Landry
Laurie Leftwich
Mike Lemmon
Gabrielle Macaluso
Clayton Majeste
Mandina’s Restaurant
Beverly Napier
William Rieger, Jr. ’95, Donald Midkiff, Jr. ’03, and the Culinary Crusaders
Anna Robinson
Rocky and Carlos
Paula Soileau
Judy Vollenwelder
Scott Williams ’90
Cissy Yakelis
Ray Yakelis ’06

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