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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023

On the Scene


SciPort Discovery Center hosted the Goodman Gala on Jan. 21 in celebration of the grand opening of the new Goodman IMAX Dome Theater. The event included cocktails, live music, food by Blake Jackson of Drake Catering and an exclusive viewing in the domed theater. The newly upgraded theater can now show educational IMAX movies as they have for decades, but they can now also show full-length feature films like “Top Gun: Maverick”. – Mark Crawford

Sylvia Goodman and Waynette Ballengee

Kyle and Molly McInnis, Rich and Ginny Lamb

Jerie and Job Black

Dennis Beckman, Deb Cockrell and Emily Keaty

Byron and Kristen Godwin

Allison Duncan and Angie Costakis

Anne Guillot, Elizabeth Glassell and Clare Mills

Curtis and Barbara Joseph

The Krewe of Justinian hosted their Grand Bal on Jan. 20 at Horseshoe’s Riverdome. This year’s captain is Nancy Cooper, the king is Maurice Hicks Jr., and this year’s queen is Susannah Stinson. Dukes and duchesses include Matt Buckle, Heidi Martin, Curtis Joseph, Carolyn Murphy, Chris Merckle and Michelle Perkins. – Mark Crawford

Denise and Brian Landry

Leigh Anne Evensky, Michelle and Sandy Katz

Neil and Nancy Cooper

LeVette Fuller and Jerry Edwards

Meredith and Clay Nelson

The 35th Shreveport-Bossier-DeSoto African American Scholarship Banquet was held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Morning Star Family Life Center. The keynote speaker was Dennis J. Shields, president/ chancellor of the Southern University System. Fourteen people received the “Outstanding African American Achievement Award.” Over 400 people enjoyed an evening of fellowship, great food and awesome music. – Special to 318 Forum

African American Scholarship Awards and Recognition Banquet

1) Bessie Casey and Jean Mosley

2) Bryce Latin, Ken Latin and Brent Latin

3) D.A. James Stewart, Michael Henderson, Brittney Bass Arvie and Victoria Washington

Suyi and Kayla Georgewill

Dennis J. Shields, Mayor Tom Arceneaux and Dr. Vladimir Appeaning

Dr. Chris and Destinee Wright

Queens - Courtney Patterson, Raven Moore, Jessica Latin and Elyce Thomas

Pastor Melvin Porter and Rhonda Green

Sam Gilliam, Zalzell Dudley, Clifton Starks and Dottie Bell

Katie Lain and Ken Latin

Dr. Brenda McCray-Richardson and Corine Ambler

The Krewe of Elders celebrated its 25th anniversary at its ball on Jan. 27 at the American Legion. The theme was “Ocean Commotion.” Appropriate decorations included blinking sea turtle lights, goldfish snacks and mermaids hanging from the ceiling. The royalty table had monogrammed napkins. After the tableau, dancing to Only Funktion was a fun time for all. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Jane and Gary Hudson

Sharon Davis and Jesus Eguia

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