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Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

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The Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards luncheon, sponsored by the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Fund, in downtown Shreveport on Aug. 24. This event recognizes a corporate entity from the Greater Shreveport area for its outstanding business achievements. It allows the Chamber to bring nationally recognized speakers to our area.

This year’s business of the year was Querbes and Nelson.

This year’s guest speaker was Colonel Greg Gadson, who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007. – Mark Crawford

It was a fantastic Saturday night celebrating at the Krewe of Centaur Midway to Mardi Gras Bal. The theme was “Fly Away With Centaur” and was held at Riverview Hall (the heat was brutal as the A/C was out, but the Krewe partied on with music, libations and a tableau). – Photos by Paul Savage

A Night with Elvis at Sci-Port on Aug. 24 took attendees down memory lane as special guests Johnny Wessler, local music historian, and Dianne Harmon, founder and president of the Elvis Angels Fan Club, shared their stories about Elvis Presley. A special screening of “Elvis” was shown in the Goodman IMAX Dome. Displays and James Burton memorabilia could be viewed. There was also an Elvis-inspired signature cocktail. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Sarah Logan, Randy Davidson, Toni Goodin, Laurie Boswell

Audrion Paul, Adrianne Paul and Angela Myles

Kenneth Dennis, Alex Wallace and Kristen Powers

Angela Martinez, Walt Gaskins, Sandy Cimino

Lisha Nix, Shelley Miller, Paulette Freeman

Toni Thompson, Jill Butler, Karen Barnes, Rashida Dawson

Vanessa Monroe, Ronald Helaire, Angela Perkins, Sylvia Crosby, Oghale Eleyae and Tan’Keia Palmer

Katie Toups, Steve Chadwick and Katelyn Calhoun

Kelly Dick and Kole Caston


Stacey and Fred Johnson

Josh Morris, Marilyn Michel, Michael Hilty and Bryan Babcock

Eddie Horton, Matt Stevens, Danny Lowery and Fred Lowery

Adriano Abdanur, Inez Freeman, Matthew Freeman and Tristan Freeman

Jim Fletcher, Mari and Bob Bacon

Johnny Wessler and John Lee

Melissa and Kyle Bacot

Dianne Harmon and Nancy Sevier

Contributions by Mary Ann Van Osdell, Mark Crawford and Paul Savage. To be included in OTS, e-mail your high-res photos to editor@318forum.com.

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