Taste of Shreveport-Bossier to benefit Holy Angels

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Enjoy a night filled with food, music, art and fellowship at Holy Angels’ annual charity event, A Taste of Shreveport-Bossier, on Saturday, November 16 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center.

Now in its 32nd year, “The Taste” attracts more than 700 guests, making it one of the area’s largest charity events. For $50 per ticket, guests will enjoy cuisine from over 20 local restaurants, a silent auction from Holy Angels residents, regional artists and community vendors, and live music by Harmon Drew Super Group & Fat Chance. Robert J. Wright of 96.5 KVKI will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

“The Taste of Shreveport was created to support Holy Angels, and rarely do you see an event that is sustainable for over 30 years,” said Laurie Boswell, Chief Executive Officer of Holy Angels. “It’s a combination of the best of Shreveport food and wine, along with the best of art and music.”

Restaurant vendors include Aly B’s Bakery, Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, Eagle Distributing, Market 104 at the Hilton Shreveport, Red Mango, Republic National Distributing Company, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, Shaver’s Catering, Texadelphia, Texas Street Steakhouse, Village Cuisine Catering & Café and Wine Country – among many others.

The Angel Auction showcases over 100 pieces of artwork created by Holy Angels’ residents and Angel Works Day Program participants, as well as donated artwork from regional artists. All auction and event proceeds benefit Holy Angels and the Angel Works Day Program. Approximately 85 cents of every dollar given goes directly to the care of the residents.

“Residents aren’t just working in a job. They are utilizing their creative genius,” said Boswell. “Many of our residents have a connection to the divine. They have an understanding of the joy of living that we don’t, and you can see that joy in what they create.”

The Taste Chairs include Mr. and Mrs. G. Archer Frierson II, Mr. and Mrs. William J. O’Brien III, Mr. and Mrs. William Theron Roberts, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sample III and Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Watts. The Honorary Chair is the Young Professionals Initiative of Northwest Louisiana, a network of community leaders under the age of 40 who enhance the development of northwest Louisiana for attraction and retention of young professionals. Holy Angels’ young professionals group, Champions for Children with Disabilities Committee, is this year’s Auction Chair.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Hilary Elberson, Holy Angels’ Development Director, at 318-629.0566 or helberson@laholyangels.org, and visit www.laholyangels.org.