in the spotlight
Volume 19/Issue 22/2001

Naquin-Delain Thanks Magnolia Cotillion Guests For
Generosity To NO/AIDS Walk/Run 2001 - New Orleans

Dear Friends and Business Associates,
The NO/AIDS Walk/Run raised a total of $125,000 this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped me raise $9,700 for NO/AIDS Walk 2001. Because this was the highest individual total this year, I won 1st place honors for the 9th year. This tremendous feat was due totally to the support of 186 generous sponsors.

My fund-raising efforts began on Fri., Aug. 17 at "Magnolia Cotillion XXVII," the annual gala celebrating the 27th anniversary of Marty Greeson, aka Marsha Naquin-Delain, and myself. Some $7,000 was raised that evening with $2,700 arriving prior to Walk Day. This year's total brings Magnolia Cotillion earnings to $82,047 for the past eleven years benefiting NO/AIDS Walk. Kudos to each of you who made this impossible task a reality.

Thousands of walkers joined in this huge fund-raising effort. Unfortunately, practically every one of us knows someone with AIDS or HIV infection or someone who has passed away from this dreaded disease. Marsha and I walked in memory of those who have passed on. We both choose to support the NO/AIDS Walk because of the tremendous benefits it provides to the HIV/AIDS community throughout Louisiana.

A special thanks to all of my sponsors including:

For Donations of $1,000 ...Dennis Kevin Sullivan/Wilmington, OH & Michael Sullivan;

For Donations of $800 ...Thom Crandall & St. Rose of Lima Church/Milton, FL;

For Donations of $500 ...Wayne A. Schrebe & Gene Adams/Club New Orleans, Steve Mettner/Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli, Carla Wild/Trapani & Associates;

For Donations of $300...Charlie Hooper, Jr./Biloxi, MS, Peter Thomas & Hoyle Byrd/Petunias, A Restaurant; For Donations of $250 ...Toni J.P. Pizanie & Dorothy Blanchard, Liz Talbot & Galen Brown;

For Donations of $200 ...Michael Elias & Jay Sewell/Corner Pocket, Mary Lind/Big Girls Don't Cry Boutique;

For Donations of $150 ...Tony R. Martin/Baton Rouge; For Donations of $125 ...Amy Johnson & Bud Tower;

For Donations of $100 ...Joyce Alberts & Lou Theriot/Another Corner/Big Daddy's/Friendly Bar/Mint/Queen's Pub, Thomas Frese/Club 735, Tom Diguette & Jack Jones/Alternatives, Elayne Angel/Rings of Desire, Lloyd Bowers & Christopher Wickersham/Daytona Beach, FL, Larry Fremin/Four Seasons Flowers & Gifts/Baton Rouge, Blake Miller/French Quarter Suites Hotel & Country Club, Sylvia Frank & Pat Skelly, Charles Field & Lester Perkins, Mickey Gil & George Patterson, Carolyn Hyman & DB Carnes/Krystal on Bourbon, Tedd Jeansonne & David Cabrero, Bill Miller & Chuck Turner/Double Play, George Simons/Le Roundup, David Newsome, Billy & Desai Robinson, David & Connie Carroll/turbotrip.com, Elizabeth Simms & Kitty Blackwell, James R. Thomas, Ambush;

For Donations of $50 ...Larry W. Anderson & Michael B. Boulas, John Batty & Jan Bradford, Bob Boler & Tom Conners/Plantation, FL, Roger Chustz & Clark Sonntag/Big Easy Guest House, Jon Conway III, Dwight Coolong, Gaynor L. Denmark, Alan Robinson/Faubourg Marigny Books, Joel Fortner & Randy Stephens/Angevin Guest House, Maurice Geisel, Jr., Steven Guercio/Eclipse Hair Salon, Cathey M. Harris, Fred Held/Miami, FL, Norma Kearby & Betty Caldwell, Mary Bess Matthews, Frank Pizzolato, Princesse Stephaney & Prince Sam, Tip Varnadore & Gary Delaune/Queen Fashions, Duane "Doc" Reed/Double Play, Karen & Gene Riggleman, Gerald & Rita Satawa/Baton Rouge, Gerald Scavo & Kenneth Walker, Jeff Steingraber & Brett Messmer/Something Different, Richard K. Thompson, Alicia Tilley/Memphis, TN, Charles Turberville & Nick Weber, Luke Williamson & Thomas Hansen;

For Donations of $40 ...Anonymous, Tiffany Loomis Flores, Katie & Reynalds Haas/Coco, FL;

For Donations of $30 ...Alvin Coleman/Burke's Hair Salon, Ruth Dawson, Michael DesJardins & Ozzie Hunter, Ernest Nunez, Glenn O'Berry & Roger Copenhaver;

For Donations of $25 ...Jeff Steingraber/A 3rd Dimension, Paul G. Bordelon, Jay Bourgoyne & Jay Tyburski/Bourgoyne Guest House, Gayle Boehm/Carmen DePascual/Dianne Coupman, Jean Braly/Quarter Moon Designs, John Brumfield, Rex & Nicholas Romans & Timm Holt/Cowpokes, Russell Crochet, Andy & King Cake Queen Phyllis Denmark, Ann M. Eike, Thomas J. Franklin III, Janice Goodbee, Michael Hickerson, James F. Hochadel/Frederick, Maryland, William Hydrick, Dr. Marquita Irland, Susan Mintz Kanthrow, Anissa Lemmons, Jay A. Loomis, Keith Millet, Bin & Nadine Peeples/Memphis, TN,Glenn J. Reames, Rex & Nicholas & J. Ray Bates-Romans, Barbara Satterley, Dianne Tanner, Noel Twilbeck & Glen Kahrman, John & Brenda White/Diamondhead, MS, Jim & Tiffany Rae Button;

For Donations of $20 ...Anonymous, Lisa Beaumann, Rob & Suzanne Cameron/Lake Charles, LA, Joe & Cindy Chaisson/Morgan City, LA, Leonard Earl Johnson, John Kane & Eric Lowe/Annunciation Place Guest House, Paul G. Killgore, Robert King/Brookhaven, MS, Ted Mahaffy, Anthony Scalise, Bill Sholes, Jack Sullivan, Tim Trepagnier & Tom Buckley, Carolyn Villars;

For Donations of $10 ...Dusty Daughtry, Katie Dreher, Edward J. Held.

Congratulations to each and every one of you for joining the thousands who are committed to and support the NO/AIDS Walk/Run each year.

...Sincerely, R. Rip Naquin-Delain


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