"Roy the Postman" benefit this Sunday



Jo “Cool” Davis, Billy Iousa and the Restless Natives, DJ Terry Martin and the Watson Memorial Gospel Choir will be among the entertainers on Sun., Oct. 11 as the Magazine and Prytania neighborhood communities show their support for the family of Roy "the Postman" Rondeno, who died Oct. 2 after a car accident Uptown.

Julie Thomas, one of the organizers, says that Rondeno's family, including his widow, Miss Shirley, is "holding up well" and will be in attendance to meet all the people to whom Roy the Postman was such a good friend.

The benefit, which will be held from 1-5 pm in the CVS parking lot at 4920 Prytania St., will cost $40 for adults and $20 for those under 17. Participating restaurants and liquor suppliers include Kyoto, Upperline, La Thai, La Crepe Nanou, La Boulangerie, St. James Cheese Company, The Wine Cellar, Kingpin, Felix's, The Gumbo Shop, Galatoire's, Vizard's, Reginelli's, Mr. B's, Restaurant One, Mr. John's Steak House, Patout's, Creole Creamery and Pizza Hut (among others). There will be a silent auction, as well as a live auction with guest auctioneer Garland Robinette.

Thomas says the event needs a few more musicians and volunteers. If you'd like to step up, give her a call; her number is on the event's Facebook page.

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