DINING

LeBlanc’s Food Stores hold Spring Wine Extravaganza

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin
TOP: Rich Roth Jr. of Brusly, a senior web designer at nStrumental Designs in Prairieville; Eddie Budd of Baton Rouge, an advisor for nStrumental and InfiniEdge; Kristin Batulis, also of Baton Rouge, is the director of business retention and small business development with Ascension Economic Development Corp.; and Katie Bourg of Gonzales, senior print designer at nStrumental stop for a photo moment during the event.

LeBlanc’s Food Stores hosted a Spring Wine Extravaganza Wednesday, April 29 at Elegant Affairs in Gonzales.

The event, which raised $4,000, had 350 in attendance.

It featured more than 50 wines and cordials provided by Glazer’s Companies of Louisiana.

Wines featured were from Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, California, Washington and Oregon.

The annual event benefits the M. Paul LeBlanc Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Proceeds assist local graduating high school seniors with their college education.

Randy LeBlanc, left, announces the opening of the eighth store in Hammond and thanks the crowd for turning out. Mickey Martin, wine specialist, middle, auctioned off a at-home wine tasting party that netted $1,200. Brooke LeBlanc-Knight, director of corporate communications, right, pulled winning numbers for the gifts and wine baskets.