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Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

On the Scene


The Shreveport Bossier Opera guild hosted this year’s Les Boutiques de Noel on Thursday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 20, inside the Shreveport Convention Center. There were performances and special events throughout the weekend, including the Delton Harrison Grand Patron Party, Friday Fun Night, and a kids’ event with Santa in partnership with Sci-Port on Saturday. The more than 70 vendors came from all over including Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi. The event benefits the Shreveport Opera.

Les Boutiques de Noel

1) Pam Barker, Waynette Ballengee

2) Sarah Glorioso, Liz Comegys, Jodi Glorioso, Meredith Crowson

3) Kelly Byrd, Kelly Toups, Nancy McCarter

4) Troquel Riley, Erica Telsee

5) Scott and Vicki Mighell

The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce honored Shelley Nicole Armstrong as the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient at the 31st Annual Leadership Award Luncheon on Nov. 10 at Sam's Town Casino and Hotel. Armstrong was selected from among 16 especially accomplished honorees. For more than 30 years, the Greater Shreveport Chamber has awarded the ATHENA International Leadership Award to a woman or man to honor their attainment of the highest level of professional excellence by showing creativity and initiative in their business or profession. In total, over 450 people from Shreveport-Bossier have been ATHENA honorees, and Armstrong is the 53rd ATHENA International Award Recipient from the area.

2021 ATHENA Leadership Award

1) Ashley Warner, Aaron Bronson, Charlie Rice

2) Denise Huckabee, Debra Larkins

3) Ellen Ballard, Angie Triplet, Jamie Sterba, Shelly Smith

4) Ellie Ward, Stacy Brown, Bonnie Dubin

5) Jacqueline Robeaux, Gary Thomas, Derrick Parker

6) Joseph Wiggins, Michael Pastore, Miranda Small, Mitch Schenck

On Saturday, Nov. 27, local gift shop 318 Art and Garden hosted a book launch party for Alexa Babin's first book, “PLACES.” The book celebrates the magic of travel, the power of friends, and the beauty of asking questions. Alexa was on hand at the event to sign copies of books purchased at the event.

Alexa Babin’s first book, “PLACES”

1) Cassie Stone, Alexa Babin

2) Hannah Fitzgerald, Kim Foret

3) Lisa and Ken Babin


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