BY PAM BORDELON
May 25, 2013
Ughhh — the humidity, the heat, the rain! Please let there be some relief on the horizon because I’m quite bored with this routine. Fortunately, there are some fun distractions around town.
Celebrating the Fourth
The skies of downtown (and elsewhere) lit up as the Capital City celebrated the Fourth of July in grand style. The several hundred folks who ponied up to benefit the Manship Theatre and the LSU Museum of Art got a bird’s eye of WBRZ & The Advocate’s “Fireworks on the Mississippi” display after chowing down on barbecue fare provided by Louisiana Bayou Bistro, ice cream courtesy of Kleinpeter Farms Dairy and beverages compliments of Baton Rouge Coca-Cola, Mockler Beverage Co. and Mr. Margarita.
I so enjoyed getting to meet the museum’s new executive director, Jordana Pomeroy, and husband Ed Penick. I also got to meet man-about-town Kevin Lyle’s sister, Donna DiChiara, who was partying at the Manship Theatre with her husband and friends. And, as always, I enjoyed catching up with Laurie Aronson, Barbara Anne Eaton and Layne McDaniel.
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Emma Harrison, Claryce Minor, Velma Moon, Margaret Moore, Joan Smith, Saroj Welch and Susan Dawson, who was under the weather and unable to attend, were honored as Silver Magnolias by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge at a tea June 29 at the American Red Cross. These awards recognize women age 70 and older for their significant volunteer efforts to area nonprofits.
Welcoming the honorees and guests was council President Judith Sinclair, who also recognized former Silver Magnolias in attendance. Former President Tanya Freeman spoke about the positive impact this group has made on the community.
As a memento of the occasion, each Silver Magnolia received a framed copy of a poem written by tea Chairwoman Patsy Wilkerson and a pearl bracelet handmade by council member Libby Quintana.
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