Head Inside the Footprint next weekend to stand, literally, with residents of Lower Mid-City. Dubbed "Wally Fest," it promises to be a memorable birthday bash, as the gents over at Save Charity note:
We're planning an 80th birthday party for Wally Thurman - a veteran and life-long resident of LMC (also lead plaintiff in the suit against Mayor Nagin) - next Saturday, November 21st from 6pm-9pm. We'll have music and special guests, including Hot 8 Brass Band and Charmaine Neville. It's going to be a great time and a celebration for a wonderful man.
I know Mr. Thurman lives near Outer Banks Bar on S. Tonti Street at Palmyra, so I'm sure the festivities will be underway in that vicinity, as the flyer below from Derrick Morrison of the Committee to Reopen Charity outlines. I'm looking forward to the party - feel free to stop on by, full details follow (click to enlarge):