The 22nd annual “Let’s Make Waves” event, hosted by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, was held recently at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville. The cocktail party and silent auction enables the foundation to continue its mission of preserving and restoring the water quality, coast and habitats of the Lake Pontchartrain basin.

Dr. George and Barbara Barnes served as honorary chairmen, following Parish President Pat Brister, who was last year’s chairwoman.

North and south shore restaurants provided food for the event and specialty cocktails were served for the occasion. The decorations carried a nautical theme, complete with anchors, sailboats and LPBF life rings. Entertainment was provided by Overboard.

The successful silent auction was co-chairmed by Marilyn and Mike Mislove, Linda and Nick Colombo, and Sharon and Danny Morel.

Attendees included LPBF Chairman Carlton Dufrechou and his wife, Lynn; LPBF Executive Director Dwight Williams; LPBF Board Member Edgar Veillon and his wife, Mary; LPBF Education Coordinator JoAnn Burke and husband, Ricky; Karen and Ersten Reish; Mary and Pat Bordelon, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister; LPBF Development Director Angela Dorvin and her husband, Chuck; Dinah Nelson; Dave Howerton; Gwen and Terry Bolotte; Liz Beter and Kati Kelley.

Volunteers are invited to join the next LPBF event in St. Tammany, a beach sweep. The spring sweep will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 21 around Lake Pontchartrain, followed by a picnic. To volunteer, call (504) 836-2238 or email