Saturday, April 19, 2014

You are invited to A Splendid Afternoon Soiree. Don't Miss It!

When: Sunday, April 27 from 3 PM to 6 PM!

Where:  The Seven Sisters Oak, the 1500 year old live oak - the National Live Oak in America! It is the garden of the lovely home of John and Mary Jane Becker at 200 Fountain Street in Lewisburg.
A setting next to none in St. Tammany Parish!

The best taste of St. Tammany!
  • Mandina's
  • Benedict's
  • Chez Bon Temps
  • Beck and Call
  • English Tea Room
  • Morgan Street Bakery
  • Fresh Market
  • Cheese and Desserts by Sam's
  • Coffee from the Abita Roasting Company
Music by the Bob Ellis Trio! - usually at the Royal Sonesta Hotel but this day in Mandeville just for us!

Works by eight prominent artists - including Phillip Sage, Suzanne King, Roy Pfister, Gretchen Armbruster, Sue Zaunbrecher, Kathy Zetzmann, Peggy Hesse and Muriel Dauterive. Picture one of these in your home!

A basket of books from our own gifted St. Tammany writers!

An auction second to none - including the O Spa, a designer brooch, a dining-around basket, a silver tray from Boudreaux's, a Holiday Inn gift certificate, a reproduction French bowl from St. Romain Interiors, and many other finds!

A chance to chat with the 2013 President's Award sculptor Bill Binnings who will do the statue of Walker Percy in the Serenity Circle!

And all the time sipping wine, mimosas, or sweet tea!

With the opportunity to contribute to an historic monument in our own St. Tammany Parish -


Send your $ 75.00 per person check to the St. Tammany Library Foundation at P.O. BOX 131, Mandeville, LA 70470. And if you are missing the party, do send a contribution. We'll be ever so thankful!

Saturday, April 12, 2014



The St. Tammany Library Foundation is hosting a splendid affair on Sunday afternoon, April 27 under the spreading canopy of the Seven Sisters Oak from 3 pm to 6 pm.  The Seven Sisters Oak is in the garden of the magnificent home of John and Mary Jane Becker.  The Becker's live in old Mandeville, close to Lake Pontcharain, 200 Fountain Street.  The Seven Sisters Oak is the largest Southern Live Oak in the nation.  This magnificent tree is estimated to be 1500 years old and has been the national champion Live Oak Tree for almost 30 years.

The food is especially prepared by some of the finest Northshore chefs.  Mimosas and wine will flow.  Additionally, the English Tea Room will be serving their fine teas, and coffee from the Abita Roasting Company will be available to cap the afternoon.

A special treat will be the music of the Bob Ellis Trio.  This group plays regularly at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and at other fine venues in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Auction items include a "Dining Around" package, a day's rental of a platoon boat, gifts from fabulous Northshore merchants, a Walker Percy Basket that contains his favorite beverage and refreshments prepared by Acquisapace, a private luncheon at the Walker Percy table at the Lake House with a member of the Percy family, and numerous other items.

The Foundation is especially proud to have seven of the premier artists of St. Tammany offer works for the silent auction.  They are Suzanne King, Muriel Dauterive, Roy Pfister, Gretchen Armbruster, Kathy Zetzmann, Sue Zaunbrecher, and Phillip Sage.  This is a once in a lifetime chance to own one of the works of these acclaimed artists.

The Co-chairs of this event are Suzanne Myers, Ruthann Hilker and Mary Beth McGuinniss.

Tickets are only $ 75.00 per person.  The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization and this is our FIRST fundraiser.  Let's put it on the St. Tammany calendar by a superb attendance!

If you cannot attend, the Foundation will be delighted to receive your tax-deductible contribution.

Send your check to the following address:  Post Office Box 131, Mandeville, LA 70471.
Checks should be made out to the St. Tammany Library Foundation.  Your check is your ticket to the event.  For more information, call Suzanne Myers at 504-453-4203.

Don't miss this fabulous event!