“Pam’s Party Line” for Dec. 30, 2012 “Pam’s Party Line” for Dec. 30, 2012 Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Ladies who lunch -- Society of St. Vincent de Paul representative Kay Kyes, center, poses with hostesses, from left, Stacey Davis, Sherry Melara, Stephanie Faust and Carole Fredrickson at a Dec. 21 hoilday fundraising luncheon held at the Faust home. BY PAM BORDELON Oct. 08, 2013 Comments Just as we’re all about to recover from Christmas, it’s time to ring in a new year. I hope 2013 is a blessed new year for you and yours! And if you’re out and about New Year’s Eve, please be careful. Take Mockler Beverage Co. up on its offer of a safe ride home via Yellow Cab or Guy’s Towing. Of course, our first order of business is to cheer on LSU in a bowl victory against the Clemson Tigers. Ladies who lunch The Friday before Christmas I joined hostesses Carole Fredrickson, daughter Stephanie Faust, Stacey Davis and Sherry Melara and a group of their friends for a very special holiday luncheon. Stephanie proved she has her mom’s knack for decorating and hosting as she rolled out the welcome mat to her lovely and inviting home for the occasion, which benefited the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Guests simply dropped their donation onto a silver tray before mingling with friends, sipping their beverage of choice and enjoying homemade soups, shrimp and grits, and a scrumptious bread pudding. As we said our goodbyes and prepared to brave traffic and the last of the Christmas shopping rush, the hostesses gifted us with the “Jolly Juice” wine glasses we’d been sipping from. A perfect parting gift. Items for “Pam’s Party Line” and “Scenes from Around Town” must be received by 9 a.m. the Monday preceding the run date. Digital photos should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; hard copy photos should be dropped off at or mailed to The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Events will run no later than four weeks after they have taken place. The date, place of the event and a contact name and phone number must be included. Photos may not include more than nine people and will be used on a space-available basis. Hard copy photos can be picked up in the lobby of The Advocate for up to three months after they run. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.