Thursday, May 19, 2022

On the Scene


Doug Stinson was sworn in as 26th Judicial District Judge on April 22 at the Bossier Parish Courthouse by his father, retired Judge Ford Stinson. He was joined by his wife, Lauren, and three children, Ainsley, Hallie and Tanner. Sheriff Julian Whittington also made remarks – Mary Ann Van Osdell

1) Judge Milton Moore, Retired Judge Ford Stinson, Retired Judge Bruce Bolin

2) Doug Stinson, Lauren Stinson, Ford Stinson

Elvis Municipal Two dozen members of the Strictly Elvis tour group from the United Kingdom received a guided tour of Municipal Auditorium on May 3. They met and brought flowers for Estelle Brown, one of Elvis Presley’s backup singers, and got to hear from Joey Kent, author of “Cradle of the Stars.” Robert Fair, who once got in a fistfight with Elvis, was also on hand. The group also visited Tupelo, Miss., Graceland in Memphis, and were headed to New Orleans, the setting for “King Creole.” — Mary Ann Van Osdell

Elvis Municipal

1) Estelle Brown, Brandi Jenkins

2) Joey Kent, Winston Hall

A luncheon benefiting Geaux 4 Kids featured Quinton Aaron, star of “The Blind Side.” The organization has given out 13,000 bags with essentials for foster children since it began in 2013. It has expanded into every region of the state. The bags include toiletries, comfort food and toys. Kelly Orgeron and founder K.C. Kilpatrick gave awards. Aaron said he lived in shelters and could relate to the character. He was a security guard when he got the part. He grew up in the Bronx and now lives in Mandeville. He was 24 when he played 17-year-old Michael Oher. The event was held May 4 at East Ridge Country Club. -- Mary Ann Van Osdell

Geaux Bags for Kids

1) Mary Coil, Mary Nell Holder, Renae Chandler

2) Laurie Kerr and Toni Thompson

3) (Back) Nacy Darwin, Kay Lee; (front) Jackie Lawson, Dennise Aiello

4) Susan Matthew, Sharon Helstowski

5) Ford and Suzanne Stinson

Taco Wars -- bigger, bolder, spicier -- was held Saturday, April 30, at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. A large crowd turned out and vendors were delighted with their big day. -- Special to 318 Forum) Mary Coil, May Nell Holder, Renae Chaler

1) Candy Welch and Jerry Welch

2) Leonard Washington and Kheysia Washington

3) Tootie Morrison, Heidi Kallenberg and Candy Welch

Shreveport Derby Day returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this time at an all-new venue. David Toms Academy played host to this Kentucky Derby-themed party. The event included live music from Caravan Band, food from local eateries like Whisk Dessert Bar and RNL Cookery Corner, and delicious mint juleps from East Ridge Country Club. — Mark Crawford

Derby Day

1) Caroline Randolph, Grayson Bailey

2) Chloe Abbot, Nate Fluharty, Nina Knowles

3) Chloe Ramsey, Katie Theriot

4) Ricky Rogers, Cathlean and Matt Snyder

5) Katy and Jeff Kent

6) Jutorrean Davis, Shelvia Grant

7) Kristen Powers, Brianna Gordon

8) Megann and JT McDaniel

9) Zachary Bandaries, Emily Keaty

10) Jody and Cander Chance

The Shreveport Little Theatre turns 100 years old this year and to celebrate, they hosted a gala to commemorate the occasion at East Ridge Country Club. The event sold out before tickets went on sale. The event included entertainment from Rocky Maddox and Anna Maria Sparke, a live auction with incredible trips abroad, and a performance by the cast of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” — Mark Crawford

Little Theatre

1) Sherry Kerr, Bobby Darrow, Sue Wyche, Marianne Archibald

2) Christi Rhodes, Emily Petzold, Jessica Janet Brock, Aimee Sandifer

3) Andy Shehee, Margaret Shehee

4) Waynette Ballengee, Donna Poiembouef

5) Joel Robinson, Will Sale

6) Linda Sperando, Lisa Thomason

7) Melissa Riddick, Kris Hiers

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