For more years than I can count on fingers and toes, Ann and Rob Guercio have hosted a lovely open house on New Year’s Eve for several hundred of their friends and their friends’ friends. It’s one of those parties where you can count on seeing familiar faces and making new friends.

Guercio party

Heading into the party, I got to wish a Happy New Year to a departing Martha Hanks. Inside, I got to visit with Cathy and Jay Dardenne, Corinne Cook and Roy Powell Davis, Cheramie Sonnier and daughter Gillian, Linda and Cliff Vannoy, Debbie and Hunt Odom, Margaret and Palmer Perque, BeBe Facundus and Zeke Wimert, Carole and Charlie Lamar, Jane Wood, Steve Storey, Ben LeBlanc and his friends from Louisiana Tech, and Susan Ross and Arthur Metrailer, who were celebrating their sixth anniversary. As is tradition, fireworks lit up the backyard bayou as the clock struck midnight and everyone welcomed in 2015.

Red Stick Revelery

Before heading over to the Guercios, I went downtown to check on the Red Stick Revelry festivities. David St. Romain was rocking the Town Square and Mayor Kip Holden was gearing up for his official welcome to the thousands getting ready to ring in the New Year.

I enjoyed visiting with his better half, Lois, WAFB’s André Moreau, Rannah Gray, Vicki Zimmerman and Erin and Claude Reynaud.

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