Women Pioneers Party Baton Rouge, LA Oct. 11, 2013
The party honoring the women featured in the book and hosted by La Environmental Action Network (LEAN)on Friday Oct. 11, 2013 was awesome. Thanks to Marylee, Michael, Paul, and staff Josie and Susie for throwing a GREAT PARTY at the Baton Rouge Art Gallery.
A special thanks also to former governor Buddy Roemer who handed out the awards to the women.
Approximately 125 people were in attendance. Twenty-four women who are featured in the book attended the event, and four women who are now deceased had family members at the event who accepted their award. Jessie Price’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance to accept her award. Shirley Goldsmith’s daughter Leslie flew in from Dallas. Mary Brasseaux’s husband Ervin and daughter Lorna were also in attendance. And two of Mary McCastle’s children accepted her award.
Thanks to Marylee for making this event happen.