Posted August 26, 2015 at 10:57 AM by Amanda Frentz
Say the name Beau Bassich or just think of him and I bet a smile comes to your face.
It is all but impossible to think of Beau without feeling good and being happy.
Beau always greeted me in the same manner: “Hey Hoppaah.” What was special was that he would then look me in the eye and convey that there was no one else in the world he would rather be talking to. It is a memory I will cherish and try to emulate.
Beau loved all parts of the park, but none more than the Carousel. It is because of his friends and family that the park now has a Carousel Endowment. As you can see in the picture, it started at $125,000 and has grown to more than $300,000.
Beau’s family has asked for donations to the Carousel Endowment in his memory. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Friends of City Park and mail to:
Friends of City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
Please write “Carousel Endowment” in the memo line.
Thank you in advance.
-John Hopper, Chief Development Officer & Director of Public Affairs