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Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

On the Scene


The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2021 J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year Luncheon at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino on Sept. 23. This year, Vintage Realty Company was recognized as the J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year. Founded 33 years ago, Charles Beaird, brother of Pat Beaird, was an original investor in Vintage Realty. The guest speaker for this year’s event was Brendan McDonough, author of “Who Stands Beside You: The Untold Story of My Lost Brothers” and subject of the feature film “Only The Brave.” – Mark Crawford

J. Pat Beaird Industy of the Year

1) Tim Magner, Alvin Childs, David Alexander and Mark Evans

2) Heather Jessup, Mario Alvarez, Lyndsi Alvarez, Christine Loeber, Natasha Jones, Robert Kretzschmar and Charlotte Seawright.

3) Alvin Childs, Lori Baynham, Frank Abagnale

4) Lisa Childs, Claire Childs Bowers, Chase Bowers

5) David Alexander, Minette Alexander, Grayson Alexander Nale

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery presented The World of Frida, where guests celebrated artist Frida Kahlo and her incredible inspiration to a generation of artists. The grounds of the museum were overflowing with costumes reflective of Kahlo’s culture. – Emily Feazel

Frida Fest at R.W. Norton

1) Gabriela Villeda and Karen Hernandez

2) Janine Demerath

3) Sofia Alanis and daughter Marcela

4) Vanessa Ortiz, Sam Ortiz and Nicole Ortiz

5) Stefanie Petit

6) Sofia Alanis with daughters, Marcela and Emilia, and Erika Pena Hand, with daughter Natalia

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