More than 200 members of the Goodwood Property Owners Association enjoyed each other’s company and feasted on a wide range foods and wines during the association’s popular Neighborhood Stroll on May 13.

The Neighborhood Stroll featured stops at the homes of four GPOA members on Audubon, LaSalle and Annabelle avenues. Hosts were Cristy and Wallace Heck, Susan Jackson and Chuck Longacre, Jill and Ed Jimenez and Rebecca and Matthew Welborn. Local eateries provided dishes that ranged from appetizers to desserts.

“This is the sixth GPOA Neighborhood Stroll, and it gets better each year,” said Debi Russell, GPOA’s secretary and organizer of the annual event. “While the food and wine are wonderful, and visiting the beautiful homes of our volunteer hosts is a real treat, what everybody enjoys the most is getting together with so many of our neighbors.

“Our association includes a huge geographical area, and it’s not often we get to meet so many residents from various parts of the neighborhood.”

Other members of the Neighborhood Stroll organizing committee included Marsha Arrighi, Gladys and Gene Edward, Jill Jimenez, Jennifer Maltbie, Casey Meyer, Mollie Montelaro, Megan Savage, Susan Stentz and Rebecca Welborn. Proceeds from the Neighborhood Stroll are used by GPOA for neighborhood beautification projects.

Music was featured at three of the featured homes.

Providing food were Capital City Crawfish, Café Americain, City Pork Brasserie & Bar, Serop’s, Calvin’s Bocage Market, Calandro’s Supermarket and Select Cellars, Walk-Ons, Andrew Food Mart, Chinese Inn, Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar, Velvet Cactus, Palermo Ristorante, Baskin-Robbins, Gambino’s, Brew Ha-Ha, Tiger Deaux-nuts and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

With more than 850 members, GPOA is one of the larger and more active volunteer neighborhood civic associations in Baton Rouge. GPOA’s membership also includes many Baton Rouge businesses.

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