Ghosts, pirates and princesses strolled throughout Bogue Falaya Park recently for the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center’s Monster Mash event.
This year marked the 26th anniversary for the event, and the weather was perfect for a day of games, trick-or-treating, face painting and just hanging out by the river with family and friends. The main stage at the venue featured the music of Remedy and Bag of Donuts, while another stage included magicians, ballerinas and Frank Levy’s Stories in Motion, always a crowd favorite.
Another highlight of the event was the new Princess and Pirate Tea. The pavilion in the park was decorated in shades of blue, silver and black while chandeliers and bunting decorated the brick columns. Little patrons were treated to cupcakes from Cupcake Concept and Twinkleberry Tea, while Elsa and Pirate Jake entertained, concluding with a “Let It Go” singalong. Chairwomen for the tea included Kim Coogan, Christi Fair and Kelly Stewart. Monster Mash chairwoman was Susan Tullos.
The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center promotes confidence and competence in parents, encourages optimal child development and enhances the well-being of the family as a whole. For information about the Parenting Center, call (985) 898-4435.
Jazz ’N Roll anniversary celebrated in Covington
St. Paul’s School in Covington recently held its 25th annual Jazz ’N Roll in the Briggs Assembly Center. Special patrons gathered in the LaSalle Courtyard for cocktails prior to the start of the event, while members of the school’s renowned Marching Wolves entertained with familiar favorites and contemporary hits.
The assembly center was transformed into a sea of signature SPS gold and blue, with numerous balloon arrangements highlighting the auction tables and food areas. Auction high points included a tuition raffle for the 2015-16 school year, a cocktail party for 75 guests at Pat O’Brien’s and a grand-prize item from Boudreaux’s Jewelers.
Sponsorship chairwomen for the event were Tina Flick and Liz Healy. Restaurant chairwoman was Lori Cavalier. Committee members included Claire Heap, Gina Rader, Cindy Babcock, Kristy Broussard, Elizabeth Bouton, Paul Charles, Keren Davis, Judean Duet, Michelle Evans, Shelly Jarrell, Mathilde Lyon, Melissa Meraux, Denise Quigley, Kelly Ulfers and Yonshin Willis. Preston Hammons was the master of ceremonies, with Bottoms Up providing the musical entertainment.
St. Tammany School Board honors educators of the year
The St. Tammany Parish School Board recently honored its principals and teachers of the year at the C.J. Schoen Administrative Complex in Covington.
Honored as the 2014-15 Principals of the Year were Gary Marlbrough, of Chahta-Ima Elementary School; Patrick Macklin, of Slidell Junior High School; and Johnny Vitrano, of Fontainebleau High School.
Teachers of the Year for 2014-15 are Valerie Cyprian, of Madisonville Elementary School; Robin Day, of Live Oak Middle School; and Cheryl Williams, of Mandeville High School.
Guests were treated to special appetizers and delicious snacks provided by STPSB Food Services Supervisor Pat Farris along with Covington High School’s ProStart students Bethany Cuny, Shelly Sharp and Caroline Vidrine.
Salmen High students Monique Young and Shantrell Hunter opened the ceremony with a stunning rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaytlin Fricke, Cecelia Barbry and Gabriel Pivovarov, also of Salmen High, provided musical entertainment for the appreciative crowd, led by teacher Christy West.