September 29, 2012
Friendship Force learns about origami
President Gayle Duncan led a workshop on making origami cranes when the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge met on Sept. 10 at the East Baton Rouge Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.
Duncan will be sending an origami crane with the name of each member of the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge on it to Hiroshima, Japan. More than 1,000 origami cranes will be hung at the Children’s Peace Monument at the International Conference to be held Oct. 30- Nov. 2 in Hiroshima.
Bob Duncan spoke about the 2013 International Conference to be held in New Orleans. Thornton Cofield reported on the upcoming trip to New Zealand.
Music Club hears LSU violin professor
Lin He, LSU violin professor, performed for the Music Club of Baton Rouge’s first recital program of its 104th season on Sept. 11.
He opened with a tribute to the victims of 9/11, playing the Andante from J.S. Bach’s “Sonata No. 2 in A minor.” After a moment of silence, he performed “Sonatine in G minor, Op. post. 137, No. 3” by Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano” and “Suite Populaire Espagnole” by Manuel de Falla. Piano accompaniment was by Constance Carroll.
President Rita Lovett welcomed members and guests. Program chairwoman was Gwen Redding. Past presidents provided refreshments. Assisting co-chairs Ken Nelson and Redding were Billie Bell, Janelle Couvillon, Beth Dupaquier, Kay Hawthorne, Klillen Jones, Marianne Parker, Ina Shirley, Dottie Smith and Esther Socolofsky.
Engineering firm donates to St. Jude
Ford, Bacon & Davis, a multidiscipline engineering company with offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, West Monroe and Greenville, S.C., recently donated $1,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The money was collected from participants in the annual Ford, Bacon & Davis Golf Tournament held on June 1 at Pelican Point Golf Club Lakes Course in Burnside. FB&D employees Yvette Sutton and Heather Boeneke, tournament co-chairwomen, presented the check to St. Jude event marketing representative Caitlyn Guiffreda.
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