Community column for Jan. 3, 2014

Philharmonic Club holds Christmas party

The Philharmonic Club of Baton Rouge held its Christmas party on Dec. 18 at Tani Bush’s home. Janelle Couvillon sang two traditional French carols, “Il est Né, le Devin Enfant!” and “Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella” accompanied by pianist Kay Hawthorne.

Gail Kinney and Hawthorne played several Christmas carols as piano duets. Members joined in singing Christmas carols.

Melanie McRoberts was luncheon chairman, assisted by Gail Evans, Mildred Fine and Edith Kirkpatrick.

McKinney completes basic training, AIT

Army Pvt. Nehemiah G. McKinney graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

During AIT, he completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations and law and order operations.

McKinney is the son of Dollie and Danielle Owens, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2012 graduate of Broadmoor High School.

Elliott graduates from Army basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler D. Elliott has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga.

He is the son of Robert and Bridget Elliott, of St. Amant, and grandson of Ken Ward, of Baton Rouge.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate EatPlayLive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.