La Soirée theme announced at kick-off party

John Pat and Anya Parsons

The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation kicked off La Soirée in grand style at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pat Parsons Jr. on Oct. 4. 

Chairpersons for the area’s most fashionable event Ayna and John Pat Parsons Jr., along with volunteer committees, began their work of creating the spectacular event. Indian cuisine was catered by Bombay Brasserie.

Information on both La Soirée – scheduled for Jan. 21, 2017, at the Beaumont Civic Center –  and the prequel event, Fashion Bingo for Babies: a Ladies Night Out, to take place at the Beaumont Country Club on Nov. 4, was available. 

Tickets and table sponsorships sell quickly for both events, and are available now by calling (409) 212-6113.

The theme revealed at the party was Arabian Nights. La Soirée will take guests on a journey down the Silk Road from India to Istanbul. Plans are to transform the Beaumont Civic Center into the Royal Sultan’s palace for the party of the year! A profusion of light, color, sights and sounds will transport guests to another place in time. Authentic entertainment from faraway lands and food representing stops along the Silk Road are planned, all leading to a performance by The Party Crashers. This band brought the house down last year and is back by popular demand.

Through the generosity of committee members and supporters, the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation has been able to assist the hospital. Past Soirées have supported the creation of the Dauphin Women’s Center, a makeover at the Julie and Ben Rogers Cancer Institute, and most recently, an equipment update at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

In addition, the foundation provides funding to meet patient needs. In pediatrics, this includes coloring books, games and movies for the children. For cancer patients, this may be paying a water bill so that they may continue treatments. For patients with dementia, the foundation is working with volunteers to design and create a memory garden.