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Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

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The American Cancer Society’s Baron’s Ball switched things up and held a Race Day Soiree during live horse races as its annual event at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs performed, and Silver Star catered. A large contingent from Delta Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha attended.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

First Baptist Bossier’s “Honor Our Heroes Sunday” featured Gen. Robin Rand of Barksdale Air Force Base; Ginger Gilbert Ravella, the widow of an F-16 pilot; Lt. Cordell Williams, a Louisiana state trooper; and Gordon Mote, a singer/songwriter and Dove Award winner. The event was held Aug. 28. A free breakfast reception honored local active military, police, firefighters and first responders. Honorees had their photos made in front of a flag backdrop and received a patriotic bag that had a T-shirt, devotional, pen and food coupons. Volunteers wore red T-shirts that said iServe with Galatians 5:13 on the back.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

Gullo’s Market in Bossier City was the setting for an event hosted by the Sons of Italy Aug. 16. Bishop Michael Duca and the Rev. Earl Provenza blessed St. Michael medals that local law enforcement officers can keep with them. St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of law enforcement.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

The Bossier Arts Council’s opening reception for an exhibit hanging through Sept. 30 was held in August and features the artwork of Bryan Dauphin and Lisa Giblin in the East Bank Gallery. Dauphin’s works are vaguely abstract as his eye is attracted to repeating patterns and abstract images. Giblin is a self-taught Shreveport mixed-media artist who focuses on paper creations, from handmade books to fine art.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell


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