The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum Celebrates Its “Aqua Vitale Gala”
Event at a Glance
What: “Aqua Vitale Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
When: Saturday, December 8
Where: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
In December, the Pharmacy Museum held its “Aqua Vitale Gala,” celebrating the “life-giving” tonics of America’s first registered pharmacist, a local New Orleanian, and the rich history and culture that the museum now gives us. The gala directly benefited the museum’s Building Capital Improvements program.
Sal Scaccia, Pharm.D and vice chairman of the New Orleans Pharmacy Board, served as event chair, helping to make possible a spectacular evening. Anthony D’Angelo and his mother Charlotte D’Angelo, of the D’Angelo Foundation, graciously presented the museum with a donation of $25,000, giving a true cause for celebration.
“Guests enjoyed a lovely evening of delicious libations, local fare and music while supporting” one of the city’s “landmark institutions,” says Executive Director Liz Sherman. It was easy to dance the night away to the jazz, rhythm and blues and Motown beats of Ron Jones & The Big Easy Players. There was a large variety of decadent dining fare, including a raw oyster bar by Acme Oyster House, petit fours by Maurice French Pastries and quesadillas by El Gato Negro. Attendees sipped wine donated by Trinchero Family Estates, as well as specialty cocktails.
The gala also held a silent auction and raffle, with extraordinary items such as a signed Drew Brees football, a House of Blues Foundation Room membership, fine artwork and raffle prize of $2,500 given away to lucky bidders.
Event at a Glance
“Aqua Vitale Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Saturday, December 8
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum