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It’s All About

the Volunteers! Friends of City Park sends a special thank you to all the volunteers who so generously give of their time to assist with recent events. We are extremely grateful for their continued support of City Park. Special thanks to the wonderful crews that volunteered for the events including Ghosts in the Oaks: Jodi Williams, Gary Schully, Adrienne Steen, Kimberly Steen, Kimberly Tucker, Erin DiZinno, Morgan Englert, Meryl Englert, Kim Sanborn, Elaine Hinojosa, Cindi Reynolds, Brittany Reynolds and Lou Reynolds; The Holy

Cross Boys: George Mandella, Gavin Boesch, Noah Bernadas, Colin Mills, Ryan Bourgeois, Kevin Spears, Ryan Smith, Ryan Barback, Daniel Graber, Bryan Pham, Jeffrey Vaughn and Jared Jupiter; Fall Garden Show Volunteers: Catherine Bailey, Charlene Baudier, Susan Broussard, Pam Legge, Gary Schully and Pam Slemmer; Thursdays at Twilight Concerts: Carley Bartholomew, Barbara Blackwell, Dennis and Eileen Campbell, Estelle Coffman, Erin DiZinno, Jean Fasnacht, Debbie Lehmann, Adele Mangipano, Mary Moises, Wilma Mpelo, Bronwyn Picolo and John Skinner.

Volunteer Corner

Super Saturday makes a difference! We welcome volunteer efforts on the first Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m.- noon to rake, mulch, plant and generally beautify of our treasure of a park. For more information, contact the Park’s volunteer coordinator, Jim Morrison, at

Highlights from

Ghosts in the Oaks

Equest Farm The Stables in City Park, Equest Farm, is pleased to announce the return of Western Riding. After 40 years of teaching English riding only, Equest Farm will begin teaching Western Trail and Western Pleasure January 1, 2010. With the tremendous response to the Western Camp this summer, Equest Farms decided to offer Western riding in addition to the English program. If interested, please visit the web site or call 504-483-9398. The Budweiser Clydesdales will return to Equest Farms February 2nd until February 17th for the Mardi Gras break. There will be school field trips that include a tour of the barns, a demonstration of riding or sledding and a talk by the Budweiser handlers. If interested in scheduling a field trip, call 504-483-9398. Visitation hours for the general public will be posted on our website by January 1, 2010. Tails But No Black Tie, an Equestrian Evening to raise money

for New Orleans City Park, will be held March 13, 2010. An exciting evening of horse jumping competition and fundraising done in a Grand Prix Calcutta Style, Tails But No Black Tie is one of the most thrilling events you will see in the city. Horses with riders, running and jumping high fences to win money, while spectators have the opportunity to bid and “own” one of these teams for the night. Each horse and rider team is sold in Calcutta style with a live auctioneer at the beginning of the competition. Fine dining and drinks will be available ringside for your pleasure. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cembell Industries is our “Blue Ribbon Benefactor” and other sponsorships are available. Please visit the website or call 504-483-9398.

Entertainment for all ages. Winter 2009 • Friends of City Park • 3

Winter 2009  

Big Lake dedicated, Ghosts in the Oaks