Top L-R: Joe Dumars, Robert Crais – seated L-R: Rolland Golden, Kathleen Blanco, Roger Ogden
BATON ROUGE – Over 350 guests attended the Friends of LPB’s 25th Annual Louisiana Legends Awards Gala on May 7 at the Old State Capitol. This year’s honorees were the The Honorable Kathleen Blanco, former Governor of Louisiana, Robert Crais, award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Joe Dumars, two-time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons, Rolland Golden, renowned southern artist and Roger Ogden, real estate developer, civic leader, and philanthropist. The Legends Gala program will air Sunday, June 7 at 7PM and Sunday, June 14 at 11AM on LPB.
In honor of the Legends, Gov. Jindal proclaimed May 7, 2015 as Louisiana Legends Day in the State of Louisiana. In addition, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden presented the honorees with Keys to the City of Baton Rouge.
The evening began with a private reception hosted by the Governor’s Mansion for the honorees, their special guests and major sponsors of the Gala. The celebration continued at the Old State Capitol with an elaborate champagne cocktail reception and buffet.
Major sponsors for the event include Louisiana Healthcare Connections, RoyOMartin, Cheniere Energy, Louisiana Lottery, Natchitoches Ford Lincoln, Acadian Companies, Answer Quick Answering Service, Chesapeake Energy, Kennedy Rice Mills, Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association, Paragon Casino Resort, and The LHC Group.
Begun in 1990, the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala is a fundraising and public awareness project that helps fund the many fine instructional, educational and cultural programs that LPB provides throughout the year.
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to learn more about Louisiana Legends.
|Published: May 15, 2015
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