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Sheriff Gusman To Host 45th Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration For New Orleans Community

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For photos of last year's event, click here.

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman encourages the New Orleans community to join him for the 45th annual Sheriff's Thanksgiving Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A holiday favorite, the event will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Hall I-2. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office will join local volunteers to come together in service and gratitude for this year's festive celebration.

The highly-anticipated dinner will feature exquisite holiday cuisine and will be led by Master of Ceremonies Julius Feltus, Senior Advisor to Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Grammy Award winning artist Irma Thomas will perform once again along with even more live performances by artists including Leo Nocentelli, Rockin' Doopsie, James Andrews, Earl Smith with house band, Michael Ward, Chucky C, Rochelle Cook and band, Naydja Cojoe, Joe Cea, Jamal Batiste Band and Big Frank and Little Frank.

"For 45 years now, this event has served as opportunity for the community to come together in thanksgiving and celebrate our rich culture and traditions," said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman. "Memories of this event are cherished by many and would not have been possible without the continued support of our sponsors, volunteers and community members that celebrate with us for decades."

Those interested in participating as volunteers are encouraged to pre-register online at here and may report to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Thanksgiving Day between 9 – 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will be awarded four hours of community service for their cooperation. Those in need of a ride to the event may call the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office at (504) 202-9215.

Free parking will be available in Lots F and G for event volunteers and Lot J for other attendees of the event. For a map of available parking options, click here.

OPSO's Thanksgiving Day Celebration is brought to you by American Cancer Society, Cafe Sbisa, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Flowers Baking Company, Fritzel's European Jazz Pub, Hembo Inc, Logo Express, Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Louisiana Fresh Fruit, New Orleans Council on Aging, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Orleans Parish School Board, Ochsner Health Care Center, Summit Food Service, The Mardi Gras Store, The Marie Laveau Foundation, True South Artist Services and Well Path Health Care.


 

Sheriff Gusman convenes panel of experts for next Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar - 10/29/2019

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Also offers tips to avoid foreclosure

Are you interested in purchasing a foreclosed property at a Sheriff's auction? Do you have questions about the bidding process or how to pay for a winning bid?

Get answers from the experts at Sheriff Gusman's next Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar taking place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Ave., in Room 319 (old jury pool room).

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will give a presentation on the foreclosure process, and lead a panel discussion on buying foreclosed properties at a Sheriff's auction. The panelists are:

  • Robert A. Mathis, partner at Newman, Mathis, Brady & Spedale
  • Jonah Freedman, attorney and certified financial planner
  • Tammie Jackson, deputy city attorney and deputy director of code enforcement
  • Matt Toups, abstractor and court runner for Dean Morris Law Firm
  • Jonathan Wallick, real estate developer/third-party purchaser
  • Ronald Ward, real estate broker/third-party purchaser

Sheriff Gusman will also offer tips on how homeowners can avoid foreclosure.


 

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