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Bloody Mary Bash: What began as a friendly challenge three years ago between Ed Nader and Bonne’ Summers has turned into some holiday fun. The annual Battle of the Bloody Marys gave guests at Nader’s Gallery a chance to decide whose special seasonal concoction they liked best. The event also supported a local non-profit with a percentage of merchandise sales going to the Volunteers of America. Angie White, president of Slow Foods North Louisiana, was the third challenger this year. The event was Dec. 9. Nader’s team won the contest. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Bloody Mary Bash

1) Angie White and Carla White

2) Bonne’ Summers and Ian Summers

3) David Miller, Bill McGill and Bridget Worley

4) Margaret Love and Edward Nader


Christmas Crawl: The annual Christmas Crawl started by Beth Woods five years ago was held Dec. 9. She started the event while a Community Renewal Haven House leader to bring her block of neighbors closer together. People are invited into each other’s home every year; she chooses three. They spend one hour in each, visiting and talking and meeting the new neighbors for the year. It has brought the block of houses together as a unit. Hosts this year were Karol Fontaine on Delmar, Keith and Michelle Perkins on Delmar, and Andrew and Susannah Hodges on Thornhill. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

5) Jan Sample, Janet Doughty and Caroline Sample

6) Karol Fontaine, Diane Turnley, Beth Woods and Melissa Parkerson

7) Susannah Hodges and Beth Woods



Tony’s: Eugene Mosley introduced his new peach cognac at Tony’s Liquor on Dec. 8. Tasting lasted from 4 to 7 p.m., and he autographed his works of either Ray Charles or Frank Sinatra for anyone who bought a bottle. A frozen version has also been added to the selection at Tony’s. A well-known artist, Mosley has become quite the entrepreneur with Legacy Brands Cognac created in Cognac, France.– Mary Ann Van Osdell

8) Bubba Cordaro and Eugene Mosley

9) Rick Hayes and Eugene Mosley



40 under 40 Red Carpet: Check out our gallery of red carpet looks for the Young Professional Initiative event online at www.theforumnews.com

10) Alana Gray

11) Nikie Robley

12) Rachel Vizza

13) Courtney Bryan

14) Destiny Talley

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