On Friday, September 5, 2014, Heritage Ranch hosted its annual gala, a signature fundraising event, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge with over 350 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed delicious food and refreshments provided by Abita Brewing Company, Acme Oyster House, Big Easy Cookie Company, Bistro Byronz, Burger King, Coca Cola, Cupcake Couture, Leroy’s Restaurant, Mestizo’s, Ruffino’s, Tallulah’s, and Unique Cuisine. Festivities included live music by Ned Fasullo and The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra, a silent and live auction, a wine pull, jewelry raffle with jewelry provided by Cut Fine Jewelers, and Red Carpet Photography by Eye Wander Photo, Inc.
The event would not have been possible without the support of our corporate sponsors: AV Solutions, Bardwell Homes, Beall Law, Brown Global Enterprises, GLOBAL Data Systems, and Wampold Companies. We would also like to give special thanks to our outstanding committee and of course our guests, who made our success possible. The generous supporters of the Heritage Gala raised over $90,000 making this year's Gala the most successful to date.
Heritage Ranch is currently in the final preparation stage to welcome our first boys on-site. We received our Certificate of Occupancy from East Baton Rouge Parishl and we have submitted our license request to The Department of Children and Family Services for final approval. Please continue to partner with us in prayer as we seek our first houseparent couple to nurture the boys on-site as they work toward family reunification.
Vicki L. Ellis, Executive Director