Last chance to ‘Get Your MoJEAUX On’ at Rooftop Rendezvous 2011: Reservations needed for May 13 fundraiser at SMH

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Last chance to ‘Get Your MoJEAUX On’ at Rooftop Rendezvous 2011: Reservations needed for May 13 fundraiser at SMH - Friday, April 29, 2011

(Apr. 29, 2011 – Slidell, LA) – Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation and St. Tammany Homestead will host Rooftop Rendezvous 2011 on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 8 to 11p.m. on rooftop of the SMH parking garage.

Food, music and fun take center stage for this year's fundraising event for Slidell Memorial Hospital. The rooftop party under the stars will feature the music of MoJEAUX, a seven-piece Rhythm & Blues band.

"You're in for some great surprises at Rooftop Rendezvous. Besides, who knew that Slidell had a great skyline view?” says Aimee Smallwood, SMH Foundation's Executive Director. "There's going to be a great vibe this year – people have been calling for information, so we'll definitely have a crowd.”

For the fourth year in a row, Mayor Freddy Drennan and his posse of chefs will be on the roof to serve up generous helpings of his famous brisket. "I start two days ahead to slow roast it, and, no, I won't give out the recipe,” he laughs. Rendezvous guests request the brisket each year and there will be 300 pounds of it on-hand.

Reservations can be made by calling (985)649-8820 or by visiting Tickets are $100 per person. Table sponsorships are available for $1,200. A silent auction will be held, and specialty cocktails along with other libations will be served, with dancing under the stars.

Approximately 300 guests attended last year's Rooftop Rendezvous, enjoying roasted suckling pig and sampling food from some of the area's best restaurants. This year's menu includes: Grits and Grillades from Bistro de la Reine; Lollypop Lamb chops atop Mushroom Couscous with Rosemary Lamb Sauce from the Blue Bayou Bar & Grill at the Silver Slipper Casino; Copeland's, Shrimp and Tasso Pasta and White Chocolate Bread Pudding; Chesterfield's, Gumbo; Sunrise on Second, chicken ettouffe and blueberry cheesecake bread pudding; Nathan's Restaurant's Chilled Crab Salad and Young's Restaurant's Grilled Quail and Beef Kabobs.

Funds raised will be used to support the SMH Regional Cancer Center and the new SMH Women's Imaging Center under construction on Gause Boulevard. The SMH Regional Cancer Center began serving patients in January. The new Women's Imaging Center will include space for the presentation of women's medical education programs and imaging services will be offered in a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere.


Rooftop Rendezvous 2011 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:St. Tammany Homestead

Over the Top Sponsors: Northlake Hematology/Oncology Associates, and Medtronic's Spinal, Biologics & Kyphon business.

Level 5 sponsors: ABC26 WGNO and NOLA 38; Anesthesiology & Perioperative Consultants; Bacardi; Capital One Bank; Cleco Power, LLC; Cross Gates Family Fitness; Dammon Engineering; Ed Dennis and Dan Ferrari; Dependable In-Home Care; K Elayn Martin-Gay LLC; Larry and Peggy Englande; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Epps; Gilsbar; Lowry-Dunham Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; Madcon Underwater Services; Methodist Health System Foundation; Multitech Office Machines; Northshore Slidell Guide Magazine; Joe Sanford & Pelican Pictures; Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects; SMH Senior Management Team; Textron Marine and Land Systems; and Triad Isotopes


ABOUT SMH Foundation
SMH Foundation is a private non-profit 501c3 working to provide funding for programs of Slidell Memorial Hospital, including the Parenting Center, Regional Cancer Center, Employee Benevolence Fund and equipment upgrades at the hospital. The Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees are David Brignac, St. Tammany Parish Councilman Kenneth Burkhalter, Ed Dennis, Karen Deogracias, Dan Ferrari, Brian Kennel, Matt McElveen, M.D., David G. Mannella, Vera O'Brien, State Rep. Kevin Pearson and Al Thonn.

Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 182-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; Pearl River County, Miss.; and the greater Mississippi Gulf Coast region. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Aimee Smallwood

Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation



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