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MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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'The Taste' Creates Excitement Proceeds Benefit Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center The buzz is already building for The Taste, the unique and exciting signature event benefitting Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Each year The Taste manages to creatively outdo the one preceding it. For The Taste 2013, think free trip. Think Paris! "This is always a highly anticipated evening because there are so many enjoyable things going on at once," said Donna Fraiche, honorary co-chair along with her husband John F. Fraiche, MD. "Everyone has a lot of fun supporting a very serious cause - the fight against cancer." This year's festive evening, presented by Louisiana Lottery Corporation, will be Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Capital Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, sponsor of this extraordinary venue. Featured will be tastings from Baton Rouge's premier restaurants and caterers; a fabulous silent auction; an incredible raffle for a dream trip to Paris, France for two - courtesy of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry; and several additional spirited attactions. As a unique part of the silent auction, guests will again be entertained by an Artists' Show-Off, presented by Team Toyota & Team Honda, featuring the amazing talent of two celebrated artists. This year, artists Julie Dupre Buckner and Terri Dakmak will be given the same concept to interpret based on the event theme. The paintings will be available for silent auction bidding during the evening. WIN A DREAM VACATION FOR TWO! Spend five days, four nights living the Parisian life with a fabulous dream vacation to Paris, France! This once-in-a-lifetime trip begins with an airfare voucher (with value of $2,000) and includes a four-night stay for two at a charming, luxurious hotel in the heart of Paris. Enjoy an intimate private tour of the Maison Baccarat Museum and special five course tasting menu with wine pairings at the world-renowned Cristal Room Baccarat Restaurant. As a souvenir from your vacation experience, enjoy a set of eight (8) Château Baccarat wine glasses from the new Château Collection that highlights the complexity, richness and subtlety of wine. GENEROUSLY DONATED BY Donna and John Fraiche, MD, Honorary Chairs "Proceeds from ticket and auction sales will help provide vital treatment services for those who otherwise could not afford them," said Danielle Mack, development director, Mary Bird Perkins. "This includes free community education and cancer screenings for medically underserved populations, and transportation services for patients who need help getting to their treatments." Tickets for The Taste are $100 each which includes tastings and cocktails. For additional information, please contact Danielle Mack at (225) 2151248 or dmack@marbird.com; or visit www. marybird.org/TASTE. $50 PER TICKET Benefiting TO PURCHASE TICKETS: VISIT: MARYBIRD.ORG/PARIS CALL: (225) 215-1323 2013 RAFFLE Drawing held Thursday, April 11 at THE TASTE Winner need not be present to win Rafe License No. E0002317 Read us online at www.citysocial.com 31

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