Evening Under the Oaks … A Celebration in the Park
Our annual Evening Under the Oaks Gala was held on November 15, 2017, under a blanket of stars from within the grand oaks of Moncus Park. More than 300 guests enjoyed food by iMonelli, live music by The Jonathan Moody Band, and a champagne raffle for a $5,000 shopping spree at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. The gala was presented by IBERIABANK and Park Place Surgical Hospital. Moss Motors was the parking sponsor and offered gala participants valet rides to the event’s welcome tent in some of the newest Mercedes Benz vehicles.
The event was a success, honoring Dr. Kip Schumacher and Mrs. Carolyn Doerle Schumacher, two of the park’s biggest donors. At the event, designs for the park’s Farmers Market Pavilion were unveiled, which will memorialize the legacy of Mr. Paul A. Doerle, Sr., the founder of Doerle Food Service. This open-air pavilion is the future home of the weekly Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market held on Saturdays from 8am to noon.
Also, in addition to being one of the presenting sponsors, IBERIABANK announced a $1,000,000 contribution toward the park’s construction. This surprise announcement inspired those present, and kicked-off Moncus Park’s end-of-year fundraising efforts.