WYES-TV To Celebrate 60 Years In ‘60s Style
NEW ORLEANS – WYES-TV/ Channel 12, New Orleans’ local PBS member station, is turning 60 this year. To kick-off a year of celebrating, WYES invites guests to attend a special Gala — WYES 60 YEARS AND STILL GROOVIN’ – on Thursday, March 23, at the home of Dana and Steve Hansel at 1 Garden Lane in New Orleans.
Attendees will enjoy cuisine by Celebrate! Catered Events by Windsor Court and out of sight libations courtesy of the Goldring Family Foundation and Sazerac Company. Guests are encouraged to wear their 1960s best as they Twist, Mash Potato, Hully Gully and Wahtusi all night long to the groovy tunes of Escalade.
The patron party begins at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $500 per person.
The gala begins at 8:00 p.m., tickets are $250 per person. Junior prices are available for ages 21 – 35.
All event tickets include complimentary valet parking provided by GOPARK and can be purchased here.
WYES is pleased to have Kaylea and Hunter Hill, Mary and Bill Hines, and C.C. and Bill Langenstein serving as event co-chairs.
WYES also thanks sponsors Celebrate! Catered Events by Windsor Court, Sazerac Company, Goldring Family Foundation, IBERIABANK, Michele Reynoir and Kevin Clifford, Richard Adkerson/ Ryan Adkerson, Patricia and Vernon Brinson/ Royal Honda, Basi and Michael Carbine, Tia and Jimmy Roddy, Cox Communications, Globalstar, Chaffe McCall and PELPRINT.com.
For almost 60 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire the entire community, reps said. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-profit organization in the two states with as many as a half-million people using its broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week.