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Children’s Hospital New Orleans Celebrates Their 42nd Annual Sugarplum Ball

19:00 March 25, 2024
By: Kimmie Tubré

How Sweet It Is

Over the weekend, we embarked on a delightful journey to Candyland and to the Chocolate Factory for the 42nd annual Sugarplum Ball, presented by LEMOINE in support of Children's Hospital New Orleans.

Under the theme of "How Sweet It Is," this year's festivities were a kaleidoscope of color and sweetness, featuring delectable treats, lively decorations, candy-themed entertainment, live music, and more.

Since its inception in 1981, this elegant affair has served as a cornerstone charity event, channeling funds towards expanding the hospital's vital programs, cutting-edge technology, and innovative healthcare delivery, all aimed at ensuring exceptional healthcare for children from all walks of life.

Hosted at Mardi Gras World, the Sugarplum Ball boasted a sumptuous array of culinary delights from esteemed establishments such as Galatoire's Restaurant, Drago's, Dickie Brennan's, Nirvana, and more. Complementing the theme, guests indulged in cotton candy stations, a lavish chocolate fondue buffet, ice cream, coffee, and an abundance of other sweet treats.

Beyond its festive ambiance, the ball served as a heartfelt celebration of the generous donors and supporters who contribute to the well-being of New Orleans' children. Attendees eagerly participated in auctions featuring enticing items like staycations, original artworks, theater tickets, and restaurant vouchers. The pinnacle of the evening was the announcement of the winner of a $50,000 cash prize courtesy of the Ray & Jessica Brandt Foundation, along with seven sets of four tickets to Taylor Swift's upcoming October performance at the Caesar's Superdome.

Indeed, the Sugarplum Ball was a joyous occasion with a profound purpose. For those interested in joining next year's festivities, please visit chnola.org for more information.

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