In its 19th year, Adams and Reese sponsored and produced a Starlight Ball for St. Tammany-based organization, STARC (Services • Training • Advocacy • Resources • Connection), with this year’s edition having the Western theme of “Barnyard Hoe-Down.” The ball took place at St. Margaret Mary Gym in Slidell on Saturday, April 5th.
STARC, established 35 years ago, has helped thousands of disabled individuals maximize their potential as independent, contributing members of the community in St. Tammany, Washington, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes.
Every year at the ball, STARC members enjoy an evening of dining and dancing with friends and family. There is a court of a king and queen, and dukes and maids. The entire court is picked up and transported to the event by limo, and the court is recognized by all attending the event. They were escorted this year by several STARC board members.
The annual STARC Starlight Ball is coordinated by Nadine Pinell and Lisa Wallace, and the event, as always, is not possible without the Adams and Reese employees, their family members, and friends who volunteered and so graciously gave their time Saturday night.
Special thanks to: Chuck and Becky Adams; Charlie Cerise and Janis van Meerveld; Don McKinney and his son Michael; Caroline Fontenot; Nadine and Buddy Pinell and their daughter, Rosalind Terrebonne; Melissa Bourgeois; Lisa and Fred Wallace and their daughter, Rebecca Wallace; Jane and Jim Macika; Susan Jones; Dale Ziblich; Melissa Breaux and her son Nicholas Rivero; Becky Darby; Jane Raiford; Lisa Correra; Mallory Guidry; Anthony DeBinadetto; Dawn Guidry; Donna Knowles; Donald Roussel and his daughter Brianna Roussel, Mary and Greg Bostick. The photography of the event was done by Tommy Santora.
In addition to volunteering for the annual STARC Starlight Ball, Adams and Reese works with STARC for Christmas by accommodating three group homes in St. Tammany Parish at Christmas time to ensure they have all they need, including gifts, a tree and food, for their Christmas party.