The Arthritis Association debuted a new fundraiser June 26 that involved decorating gloves. Considering the amount of rain that had fallen that day and several days leading up to the party, decorating rain boots might have been a better idea.

‘Take the Gloves Off’

Boudreaux’s was the setting for the auction of the decorated gloves, which came in all lengths. Some were bejeweled, some sported feathers and others were painted or sequined. It’s too bad Mardi Gras is so far away because a lot of the creations were ball perfect.

After the models walked the runway to show off the gloves, one winner was chosen — Lisa Togh. Her “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” gloves were modeled by Alexandra Napoli. Judges for the glove-designing competition were Rachael Cannon-Lewis, Rigsby Fredrick, Ashlee Villeneuve and Tracy Donovan Smith.

Mayor Kip Holden and Terri Serio served as emcees for the night. The mayor even brought along a proclamation.

The festivities also included a tempting silent auction.

Committee members included Laura Balogne, Andrea LeBlanc Breaux, Jeannene Kogler, Napoli, Julie Sherrill and Carol Waszkowski.

Delta Debs

Twelve young women were presented by the Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp. and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at its annual debutante presentation tea, “An Evening with the Delta Debutantes,” June 8 at the Baton Rouge Delta House.

Cotillion co-chairwoman Donna P. Washington introduced the 2014 coterie of debutants to the community and family members. They included Rebeka Janét Gonzales, daughter of Sheila Terrell Metoyer, of Baton Rouge, and Nelson Gonzales Jr., of Marksville; Amber Listach Henderson, daughter of Angeliea Y. Favorite, of Baton Rouge, and Nora Listach Henderson, of Missouri City, Texas; Alicia LeArra Johnson, daughter of Felicia D. Hawkins and Leonard D. Johnson, of Baton Rouge; Jessica Josette Patrick, daughter of Carmen and Joseph Patrick, of Baton Rouge; Aryiel Johnaye? Pounds, daughter of Deborah B. and John W. Pounds III, of Baton Rouge; Whitney Arnelle Robertson, daughter of Enizs and Arnold C. Robertson, of Baton Rouge; Tylor Monee? Row, daughter of DeLisa and Aaron T. Row, of Baton Rouge; Braelyn Monique Smith, daughter of LaTarsha Monique Smith and Durell J. Collins, of Baton Rouge; Morgan Ann Swain, daughter of Lori A. Swain, of Baton Rouge; D’Asia Nekiya-Shovan Thomas, daughter of Lamolia M. Thomas, of Baton Rouge; Kami Marie Williams, daughter of Gearry Tavis and Toohsdi Washington Williams, of Baton Rouge; and Chelsea Dinah Wilson, daughter of Charlene and Alphonzo Wilson, of Baton Rouge.

Alumnae chapter President Doris G. Brown officially welcomed guests. The Rev. Lois S. LeDuff, chapter chaplain, delivered the meditation for the evening. Corporation board Chairwoman Rita M. Parham introduced the 2014 Cotillion Committee chairwomen to the audience and community.

Denise S. Clark served as chairwoman of this year’s Presentation Tea; Shirley L. Henderson serves as chairwoman of the 2014 Grand Cotillion, which will be held Aug. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel.

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