“Mystery, Moonlight and Magnolias” benefits old City Hall
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Before and After Phase 1 Renovations
After more than a decade of efforts by many volunteers and the City of Denham Springs, the renovation of the old City Hall on Mattie Street is almost finished. The exterior and interior renovations, including the addition of an elevator, have been funded mainly by the city. However, the building will need furniture and other interior furnishings, and the grounds need landscaping. The Denham Springs Main Street Commission is hosting a galaat Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs to raise funds for those purposes.
The gala,“Mystery, Moonlight and Magnolias” will include a “murder” mystery dinner, silent and live auctions and music by Sweet Kathleen. Special guest of honor, Lionel Kabel, Sr., the first Main Street Commission Chairman, will be recognized for his pioneering efforts and years of dedication to the preservation of old City Hall. Tickets are $50 each.
Several years ago, Kabel, a local historian and renown artist, created a painting of old City Hall as it would have looked shortly after it was built in 1940. Prints of the painting will be available at the gala; Kabel donates the proceeds of sales of the prints to the renovation fund.
A variety of donated items will be sold during a silent auction, while sponsorship of the two jail cells in Old City Hall will be sold in a live auction. Engravedthat will be used for paving outside Old City Hall will be available for $100 each.
All donations are tax deductible, and sponsorship donors will be included in all publications and advertising associated with the event. Anyone wishing to donate items for the silent auction, purchase tickets, bricks or a sponsorship, or needing more information, may call the Denham Springs Main Street office at.