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At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia HyamsĂ­ jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.

LATEST BLOG POST: From Hurricane Katrina to coronavirus, how Celebration in the Oaks is coming full circle

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BY MISSY WILKINSON | CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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In December 2005, swaths of New Orleans remained dark and empty because of Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters, and Celebration in the Oaks organizers faced a challenge. How to mount the drive-thru holiday lights show when downed trees marred City Park’s landscape and the storm had destroyed its electrical infrastructure? Their solution was to condense the event’s footprint. Celebration in the Oaks became a pedestrian-only tour in the Carousel...

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