Roast of the Town
Roast of the Town 2013
Roastee Leon L. Giorgio, Jr.
Featured left to right are Judge Jacques A. Sanborn, Melanie Cannatella, Jay Thomas, and Roastee, Leon Giorgio, Vice Chair Delgado Community College Foundation
Leon and Melanie enjoying the evening while helping to raise fund for Delgado Community College
Leon Giorgio was the featured guest at the 2013 Roast of the Town held at Harrah's New Orleans in April.
Serving as Master of Ceremonies was Channel 4 Anchor, Eric Paulsen. Roasters included long time friends, Clancy DuBos, Co-Owner of Gambit Communications; Michael Maneza, Owner of Mr. Mudbug/12 Seasons; Greg Reggio, owner of Zea’s and Semolina Restaurants; The Honorable Jacques A. Sanborn, Judge, Division E, 34th Judicial District, St. Bernard Parish; and The Honorable Newell Normand, Sheriff, Jefferson Parish. The evening was topped off with the wit and wisdom of New Orleans’ own two time Emmy winning actor and radio announcer, Jay Thomas. The event was hosted by the Delgado Community College Foundation with all proceeds benefiting programs at the college
Roast of the Town 2012
Roastee Boysie Bollinger
Featured left to right are Ashton Ryan, Chairman Delgado Community College Foundation,
Deborah Lea, Interim Chancellor, Roastee Donald "Boysie" Bollinger, and Delgado Chancellor Dr. Monty Sullivan
Boysie and Joy Bollinger enjoying the evening while helping to raise fund for Delgado Community College
2011 Roast of the Town Roastee
Alden McDonald, President Liberty Bank
Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungusser
State Representative Nita Hutter
Leon L. Giorgio, Jr., Vice Chairman, Delgado Foundation
2010 Roast of the Town
Chef John Besh
Chef Greg Reggio shares a laugh with his good friend, Chef John Besh, at the 2010 Roast of the Town.
Chef John Besh signs autographs for Roast guests
2009 Roast of the Town
Eric Paulsen with Sally-Ann Roberts, Dave Bernard and Christian LeBlanc
Eric Paulsen, Renowned Channel 4 Morning Show host and Anchor,was the featured guest at the 2009 Roast of the Town held at the Hotel Intercontinental in April.
Serving as Mistress of Ceremonies was Channel 4 Anchor, Angela Hill. Roasters included long time co-host, Sally-Ann Roberts who provided video of Paulsen on air from the 1970’s. Close friend Greg Reggio, owner of Zea’s Restaurants, offered insights to Paulsen’s character never before revealed. Soap opera star, Christian LeBlanc, shared stories of Morning Show interviews with Paulsen. Dr. Laura Badeaux, Director of Louisiana Center for Women and Government, gave us a glimpse of their 30 year friendship. The Honorable Aaron Broussard and former Channel 4 Meteorologist, David Bernard, continued the revelations into the real Eric Paulsen. The evening was topped off with the wit and wisdom of New Orleans’ own Emmy winning actor, Jay Thomas.
The event was hosted by the Delgado Community College Foundation with all proceeds benefiting programs at the college.
Jay Thomas with Foundation Board member, Billy Sizeler
Foundation Board Chairman, Ashton Ryan with MC, Angela Hill, Representative Nita Hutter and Liberty Bank President, Alden McDonald
Those offering word of wisdom for Eric Paulsen included:
(left ot right) - Delgado Chancellor, Dr. Ron Dr. Ron Wright, Honorable Aaron Broussard, David Bernard, Greg Reggio, Dr. Laura Badeaux, Jay Thomas, Eric Paulsen, Sally-Ann Roberts, Christian LeBlanc, Angela Hill and Pastor Charles Southall.