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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

On the Scene


The Krewe of Justinian hosted their annual Mardi Gras bal at Horseshoe’s Riverdome, where guests were greeted with a Willy Wonka-themed entrance, complete with a golden ticket for everyone. Royalty this year included Captain Jimmy Franklin, King Larry Pettiette, Queen Erin Leigh Waddell, Duke Chance Nerren, Duchess Anna Priestley, Duke Trey Giglio and Duchess Sandra Monroe. The Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra provided entertainment. – Mark Crawford

1) Denise and Brian Landry

2) Bailey Shoemaker and Megan Chavez

3) Jodi and Russ Hutto

4) Sarah and Preston Lowder

5) Michael and Stacey Melerine

6) Anna Gleason and Ben O’Brian

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting The Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Bossier Civic Center. The 2021 Business Award winners included the Top Business Person of the Year, Patrick Gullatt; Business of the Year, Cyber Innovation Center; and Small Business of the Year, Dillas Quesadillas. Silver Star Smokehouse catered the dinner.

– Mark Crawford

1) Terri Matthews and Michael Bolton

2) Scott and Angel Alexander

3) Kent and Crissy Rogers, Cindy and Rick Robertson

4) Kelly Wells, Suzie Stinson, Ford Stinson Jr. and Doug Stinson

5) Bonnie Brinkerhoff, Pete and Tara John, and Jay John

Go Red for Women American Heart Association Louisiana held a stellar event with Chairwoman Jana Freeman Forrest presiding over the Feb. 8 festivities where red ruled the night. Held at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, hundreds of guests turned out in support of educating women about their number one killer: heart disease.

— Special to 318 Forum

1) Top Row: Kathy Levingston, Logan Lewis, Carolyn Tillman

Bottom Row: Marie Johnson, Renisha Sanders, Dr. Kenya Roberts

2) Katrina Sproles and Emerie Eck Gentry

3) Waynette Ballengee, Jana Freeman Forrest, Pam Barker

4) Linda Blankenship, Adam Johnston, Dollie Ogletree, Kendria Smith, Kemberlin Levingston

The Commemorative 80th Anniversary of the Eighth Air Force at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. The event was held on Saturday, Feb. 5, and included a seated dinner with guest speaker Drew Brees, former quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A custom chocolate mousse dessert also featured a cookie with the Eighth Air Force logo and marshmallow B-52 bomber. – Mark Crawford

1) Pete Zanmiller, Bess Elder and Jennifer Zanmiller

2) Gale and John Odom

3) Bonné Summers, Susan and Patrick Kirton and Waynette Ballengee

4) Bob Elder and John Atkins

5) Ellen and Raymond Alley

6) Dana and Kem Smelser and Sara Halphen

7) Doug and Susan Rogers, Nicole and John George

To be included in OTS, e-mail your high-res photos to editor@318forum.com or mail to Editor at 318 Forum,1158 Texas Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101. Must include a daytime phone number. Or, contact Mary Ann Van Osdell at mavo@softdisk.com or Mark Crawford at markcrawford1@aol. com for coverage.


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