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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

on the SCENE


Cork, a Red River Revel Wine Event, was a smashing success. Held at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, the fundraiser celebrated its 18th year. More than 90 wines were showcased, and delectable bites from local restaurants and live music filled the air as guests mixed and mingled. — Special to 318 Forum

CORK 2024

1) Ashley Wilkins, Alex Einerson, Gracie Gotberg, Ashton Jorgensen

2) Natalie Thompson, Tori Trahan, Kaylee Baird

3) Brittany Graham and Victor Thomas

4) Clayton Stamm and Katie Dubya

5) Lisa Mason-Hollins and Destiny Jamison

6) Madison and Clint Oliver, Jonathan Wall and Jacob Horton

The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier’s Designer Bag Bingo returned on March 28 to Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. Designer Bag Bingo pairs the game with designer handbags as a prize. Nine bags (more than $300 value per bag) were won, and the grand prize was a Louis Vuitton. Designer Bag Bingo began in 2018. — Contributions by Mary Ann Van Osdell and Emerie Eck Holtzclaw

Back Row: Naomi Fitzpatrick, Ashley Netherton, Amber Stephens, Britney Spivey, Anna Dickson, Carla Austin Front Row: Meredith Pontius, Jessica Siem, Jenny Gauthier

Alex Person and Ginny Lamb

Erin Walker, Carolyn Murphy, Anna Priestly and Emily Oliver

Emerie Eck Holtzclaw and Katrina Sproles

Brenda Mosley and Anita Jackson

Kim Lester and Jane Sugar

The R. W. Norton Art Gallery hosted an opening party for their 8th annual BLOOM! Art Exhibit on Thursday, March 28. More than 600 people attended the event, which featured more than two dozen art pieces on display. Haley Brooke provided live entertainment. BLOOM is open now through May 12 and is free of charge. — Mark Crawford

Chouttie Hayter, Haley Brooke and John Hayter

Whitney Busada, Vela Busada and Velma Hines

Deb Cockrell, Dennis Beckman and Tonya Trest

Nikki Pea-Williams, Deandra Burris and Jaleah Burris

United Way of Northwest Louisiana and area businesses celebrated the $1.9 million raised for Northwest Louisiana programs on March 7 at the organization’s annual event, Tails and Ales: A Celebration of Impact. The event occurred at Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City in its Paradise Theater, where attendees enjoyed a seafood boil and live music by Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes. — Special to 318 Forum


1) Shani and Andrew Crawford, LaToria W. Thomas, Grant and Ann Nuckolls.

2) Sacha Purciful and Jayne Ruben

3) John Gebhardt

4) Jennifer Terrell and Michael Gallagher

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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