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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Chefs' fete -- At an Aug. 8 party at the home of John and Sherri Lopoo honoring the chefs, caterers and sponsors of Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge's upcoming Capital Chefs' Showcase are committee members, seated from left, Allison Ashy, Cathy Black, Charles Bennett, Belva Duay, Ann Guercio and Jan LeBlanc; and, standing, Ellen Gilmore, Susanna McCarthy, Frances Bennett, Joy Boudreaux, Mary Eddy, Ellen Murphy and Dr. Hal Canning. Capital Chefs' Showcase takes place Sept. 5 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

  • Photo provided by KENDALL HEBERT --- ExxonMobil thank-you --- Visiting with Capital Area United Way CEO Darrin Goss Sr., third from left, at an Aug. 12 reception thanking ExxonMobil leadership donors for their support of CAUW are steering committee members, from left, John Sprafka, Cheree Scardina, ExxonMobil Refinery Site Manager Mark Northcutt, ExxonMobil Chemical Site Manager Paul Stratford and Kim Hass.

  • Photo provided by ANGELA deGRAVELLES --- 'Cast the First Stone' --- At a private screening of Jonathon Stack's latest documentary, 'Cast the First Stone,' hosted by Angela and the Rev. Charles deGravelles at their home Aug. 14 are, from left, Billy Price, Ashanti and Susan Witherspoon, Stack and Charles deGravelles.

  • Photo provided by BJ MILITELLO --- Business to Business --- At the Better Business Bureau's Business to Business Breakfast Aug. 13 are, from left, emcee Scott Rogers, BBB President Jim Stalls, Secretary of Louisiana's Department of Revenue Tim Barfield and BBB Director of Business Services BJ Militello. Barfield was featured speaker for the event.

  • Photo provided by JENNIFER MAYER --- 'Casas for CASA' --- Drawing the winning ticket for the 'Casas for CASA' playhouse raffle on Aug. 11 are, Michael Hicks, left, as the Tinman from Playmakers of Baton Rouge's 'The Wizard of Oz,' and CASA Executive Director Liz Betz. The playhouse was won by Claire Pasqua, of Gonzales. The 19th annual fundraiser raised nearly $88,000 to support Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates.

  • Photo provided by BEVERLY THERIOT --- Yelp!BR --- Visiting with hostess Yelp!BR board member Donna Jolly, left, holding her rescue dog, Beaux, at an Aug. 4 Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue is Yelp fundraising coordinator Beverly Theriot. Since the nonprofit's founding, YelpBR! has rescued and re-homed more than 2,100 dogs in the greater Baton Rouge area.

  • Photo provided by Rogers Multimedia Works --- Polaris Awards --- At the Greater Baton Rouge Pan-Hellenic Council's Dorothy M. Stepteau Polaris Award reception Aug. 10 at the Baton Rouge Sigma Life Development Center are, seated from left, recipients Dorothy Thomas, Jaila Zikeya Jones and Cariola Johnson; and, standing, event co-chairwomen Geraldine Simms and Corine Wiggins; recipients Scott Rogers and Jessica Johnson; East Baton Rouge Parish Constable Maj. Reginald Brown Sr., recipient of a special humanitarian award; and council President Twana Malveaux.

  • Photo provided by Layne Photography --- Krewe of Iduna --- Attending the Krewe of Iduna's umbrella decorating party Aug. 11 at the Lake Sherwood Clubhouse are royal court members, from left, Maria Elena Allgood, Sydney Paige Machen, Madeleine Rose Delcambre, Queen Iduna LIV Mary Elizabeth Bahlinger, Allison Louise Hultgren, Annie Rae Rhymes and Marissa Ann Jarreau.

  • Photo provided by Layne Photography --- Krewe of Iduna --- Hosting the Krewe of Iduna's umbrella decorating party fêteing its 2014 royal court at the Lake Sherwood Clubhouse Aug. 11 are, from left, Rebecca Bradley, Barbree Layne, Tara Sager, Martha Rosendahl, Jane Morton, Rhonda Caraccioli, Camilla Ford, Kathi Elnaggar and Valerie Heroman.

  • Photo provided by MELANIE UZEE --- Splash party --- At the Krewe of Lyonnesse's annual pool party announcing its 2014 royalty at Magnolia Woods Club Aug. 18 are, from left, King Lyonnesse XVI Brian Arceneaux, King Lyonnesse XVIII Jacob Shapiro, Queen Lyonnesse XVIII Maggie Kimble, Queen Lyonnesse XVII Jasmine Pizer. The children's krewe holds its annual Mardi Gras Ball Feb. 15.

  • Photo provided by ASHLEY GUGLIELMO --- St. Michael's reunion --- At the St. Michael High School Class of 2008's five-year reunion Aug. 3 are committee members, from left, Miranda Masson, Blake Baker, Jessica Miketinas, Landon Lemoine and Kaitlynn Harrison.