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  • Photo provided by DEBBY VOLMER -- Mary Bird Perkins honors -- Maurine LaCour, second from left, of Prairieville, receives the D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award at a Nov. 13 reception in her honor at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in recognition of starting Hope Cancer Ministry. With LaCour, a cancer survivor herself, are, from left, Estelle Holliday, Julie Crifasi and Dan Holliday.

  • Advocate staff photo by CAROL ANNE BLITZER -- Study Club -- Visiting with new members of the Study Club, from left, Becky Johnson and Joanne Roberts, at an afternoon coffee Nov. 12 at the home of Cam Eversberg are Anne Meek, who presented a paper on Spanish and French influences in Louisiana's history, and hostesses Lynda Waguespack and Eversberg.

  • Photo provided by JENNIFER KNIGHT -- CHS Taste Fair -- With Catholic High School President Gene Tullier, from left, at the Nov. 11 Taste Fair at the school gym are Alumni Board President Sam Losavio; committee members and alumni board members Bryan Hart, Monty Buckles and Kyle Smith; Barbara Camp, associate director of alumni relations; and Glen Randow, director of alumni relations.

  • Photo provided by KIM HARDMAN -- Supper-by-the-Bite & Cocktails -- Welcoming nearly 100 fashionistas to an exclusive style show featuring fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans and jewelry designs by Katy Briscoe at a Nov. 14 fundraiser benefiting the Baton Rouge Symphony League and Orchestra are, from left, Saks Director of Marketing & Public Relations Steven Putt, Saks General Manager Carolyn Elder, co-hosts Claude and Sharon Pennington, conductor Timothy Muffitt, and hosts Karen and Dr. Anthony Stephens. Adding to the evening's ambience was renowned jazz vocalist Anais St. John.

  • Photo provided by PAT COMEAUX -- Salon Duplantier -- Visiting at the Friends of Magnolia Mound Salon Duplantier honoring members of the Duplantier Society are, from left, Beverly and David Walker, Karla and the Rev. David duPlantier, and board President Nancy Doughtery. The Nov. 7 event was hosted by the Friends board of directors at the home of John Turner and Jerry Fischer.

  • Photo provided by NICOLE SIMMONS -- Medical Society Alliance honors -- Among those honored by the Capital Area Medical Society Alliance at its Nov. 9 luncheon at Fleming's restaurant are past presidents and 30-, 40- and 50-year members, from left, Louann Bombet, Winifred Byrd, Elizabeth Beven, Linda Roy, Virginia Hopper, Anne Meek, Margo Kadair and Laura Thompson.

  • Photo provided by KRISTIN HOGAN -- YMCA Legends Ball -- At the debut Baranco-Clark YMCA Legends Ball on Nov. 21 at the Holiday Inn South are, from left, YMCA of the Capital Area CEO Bob Jacobs; Baranco-Clark YMCA Executive Director Eddrick Martin; emcee Michelle McCalope; honoree Jeff LeDuff, former Baton Rouge Police chief; honoree Dale Brown, former LSU men's basketball coach; and Mayor-President Kip Holden. The event raised $8,000 for Baranco-Clark programs.

  • Photo provided by YVETTE CREEL -- Gallery opening -- Among those attending the Nov. 1 opening reception of Carol Creel's, third from left, exhibit at Kress Gallery are, from left, Yvette Creel, Oceania Scardina and Iris Davis. The show hangs through Dec. 31.

  • Photo provided by LAUREL DOUCET -- White Light Night -- Artist Denise Greenwood shows off her hand-built ceramic sculpture, 'Ride on a Pig,' at the opening of her exhibit at Rue Cou Cou during Mid City's White Light Night Art Hop on Nov. 16.

  • Photo provided by SHELTON JONES -- Cinderella Project update -- At the LSU Chancellor's Ninth annual Community Updates Breakfast on Nov. 15 at the Faculty Club to discuss the success of the first Cinderella Project Leadership Academy are, from left, Katrice Albert, vice provost LSU Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach; Cinderella Project co-founders Shelton Jones and Sarah Dupree; Brandon Smith, community affairs liaison, LSU Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach; and Aleidra Allen, Leadership Academy administrator.

  • Photo provided by RACHEL EMANUEL -- LSU Legends Forum -- From left, Todd Schexnayder, secretary of LSU Law Center's A.P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter, congratulates Todd Tyson and Pat Tyson, son and wife of the late Judge Ralph E. Tyson; community activist Maxine Crump; and Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson on their being honored as LSU Legends by the chapter at its annual forum Nov. 9 at the LSU Union.

  • Photo provided by PHYLLIS ALEXANDER -- Men's Steak Night -- Among those attending The Dunham School's annual Men's Steak Night on Nov. 8 are, from left, Assistant Headmaster Steve Eagleton, former trustee and featured speaker Al Jones, trustee Lee Burns, Wylie Burns, Kyle Burns and Director of Advancement Kinch Cato.

  • Photo provided by ERIC FRANK -- Orion coronation -- Being presented to members and guests at the Krewe of Orion's 15th annual Coronation Gala at the Renaissance Hotel on Nov. 16 are, front row from left, pages Zane Hartzog, Avery Oubre, Allyson Yerby, Caroline Simpson, Landry Horn and Justin Oubre; and, back row from left, Maid Rachel Rhodes, Queen and King Orion XV Terri Hartzog and Mark Santos, and Maid Melissa Sadler. Orion's parade, 'Les Festivales Internationale,' rolls through downtown Feb. 2 followed by its Masquerade Ball Extravaganza.

  • Photo provided by LISA THIBODAUX -- 'Howllywood Fright' -- Helping to raise funds for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in honor of Steven Corvers at the Krewe of Jupiter & Juno's third annual Halloween party, 'Howllywood Fright,' on Oct. 26 at Embassy Suites are, from left, David Whitehead, Dawn Gros, Todd Larousse, Lisa Thibodaux, Lynn Guillot, Lee Melancon and Ron Lachica.

  • Photo provided by KAREN HORN -- Ooh La La -- Getting together for their annual 'Martini Gras' on Nov. 11 are members of the Krewe of Artemis' Ooh La La float, seated from left, Barbara Waller, Gail Carazo, Alice Newman, Karen Horn and hostess Ann Severance; and, standing from left, Ellen McDowell, Diana Mann, Barbara LaBorde, Maria Giese and Allison Hernandez. Members donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation for the fundraiser.

  • Photo provided by JAY FAUGOT -- Krewe of Bonaparte -- At a cocktail party Oct. 27 at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette announcing the 2012-13 officers and board of directors for the Krewe of Bonaparte are board of directors members, seated from left, Rachel Comeaux, Steve Raggio and Denise Giosa; and, standing from left, Chris Canty, Mark Becnel, Garrett O'Conner, Jay Faugot, Jeff Raggio, Mike Becnel and Junior Gonzales.

  • Photo provided by JAY FAUGOT -- Krewe of Bonaparte -- At the Krewe of Bonaparte's cocktail party are officers, seated from left, Kim Landry, LaSecretaire d'stat; Rene Reaux, La Premier Passe; and Julie Simon Dronet, La Toisieme Consul; and, standing from left, Martin Audiffred, L'Historienne; Andre Comeaux, Le Tresorier; Robert Torian, Le Premier; Hunter Trahan, Le Deuxieme Consul; and Marshall Montgomery, Le Juge Conseilleur.

  • Photo provided by STEVE TOPE -- 'Floating Souls' -- LSU forensic anthropologist Mary Manhein, right, author of 'Floating Souls,' visits with aspiring forensic anthropologist Riley Stewart, left, and mom Sharon Smith before signing copies of their books following her talk to members and friends of the Greater Baton Rouge LSU Alumni at a Nov. 14 dinner at Matherne's Wine Room.

  • Photo provided by DIANE PERKINS -- 'Soldiers of the Cross' -- At a Veterans Day program at Catholic Presbyterian Apartments all veterans were given an opportunity to talk about their experiences in their branch of service followed by a talk, 'Soldiers of the Cross,' presented by the Rev. Don Perkins. Attending are veterans, from left, Dan Godoy, Robert Wilson, Johnnie Jones, Edward Markham, Emma Moore, Hebert McDowell and Louis Bellina.

  • Photo provided by MARY MATHERNE -- Veterans salute -- Being honored by St. Isidore Catholic Church on Nov. 11 are veterans, from left, Irvin Landry, Charles Joffrion, Ivan Shuff and Glenn Gebhart.

  • Photo provided by SONYA GORDON -- Red Stick welcome -- Presenting East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Bernard Taylor, left, with a welcome poster at the Nov. 8 reception hosted by the School Board at Claiborne Elementary School are, from left, fifth-graders Tyriana Smith and Mylisha Scott and Principal Stephanie Tate. The event also was sponsored by ARAMARK Education and CSRS/Garrard Program Management.

  • Photo provided by TIFFANY MAGEE - Miss Black Louisiana USA - Chanté Rice, of Franklinton, is crowned Miss Black Louisiana USA 2013 at the annual pageant Nov. 10 at the Louisiana State Police Auditorium. A 2009 graduate of LSU, she is currently pursuing her MBA at Saint Leo University.