Out and About: Go Red for Women Luncheon puts AHA in the black

Albert Nolen

You have to have heart … The American Heart Association hosted its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon recently at the Beaumont Event Centre. The luncheon raises funds for cardiovascular disease and stroke research, awareness and education. This year’s honoree was Pamela St. Amand of Legacy Community Health. Jill Grounds of Cardiac Consultants was the keynote speaker and spoke on the risks of cardiovascular disease for women. Kudos to Rita Hurt and her committee members, Sheila DeVaugh, Holly Gallier, Pat O’Brien, Ruthie Robinson, Julie Scott, Robbie Williford and Lisa Wolf, for all of their efforts in making this luncheon successful. In the mix were Amy Henry, Angela Bayliss, Angela Dodson, Angie Hebert, Angie Foster, Anna Hosein, Becky Quinn, Beth Rogers, Blanca Rangel, Brooksie East, Blythe Cox, Cathy Zummo, Charla Davidson, Charlotte Simoneaux, Cindy Stinson, Gwen Lavalais, Gigi Mazzola, Ivan Hall, Javana Hosein, Jovita Dement, Joyce Fancher, Karen Sheperd, Kim Moncla, Kim Phelan, Leah Baggs, Lesly Johnson, Lisa Coon, Lori Perkins, Lynne Sharpe, Martha Foxworth, Mary Ann DeMayo, Meg Brown, Melissa Cornwell, Bob Meir, Karen Wortham, Nicole Marshall, Pat Willard, Lisa Locke, Paul Robinson, Regina Rogers, Renee Barnes, Roxanne Hellberg, Scott White, Sharita Gardner, Sharon Landon, Stacie Granger, Taryn Hebert, Temple Perry, Toni Bost, Tracy Trahan, Vicki Holcombe and Weldene Turk, to name a few. Fun event!

Such success … Some Other Place celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a dinner program several weeks ago with champion chair Sandra Clark at the helm of this amazing milestone. The tireless works of longtime director Paula O’Neal were recognized during the evening event. Music was provided before dinner by Jimmy Simmons, invocation by Bishop Curtis Guillory, special presentation by Mayor Becky Ames, and Chris Johnson introduced honoree Ms. O’Neal. Senior Pastor of Calder Baptist Church James Fuller did an outstanding job as guest speaker Some of the underwriters were Robert Black, Cynthia and Michael Wolf, Karen and Mike Fuljenz, Linda and Joe Domino, Susan and Ron Legnion, Nell and Terry Morris, Hester and Milton Bell, Gary Tucker, Dorothy Yentzen, Kathryn and Patrick Phelan, Suzanne and John Strafford, Laura and Charles Courville, Sherry and Jim Ritter, Diane and Don Shaver, Scott Hamilton, Elizabeth and Mike Petit, Yvonne Ritter, Lisa LaFosse, Corine and Lee Frelland, Nancy and David Grove, Ruthie and Claude Guidroz, Kay and Frank Eastman, Roberta Applegate, Neri and Rudy Sotolongo, Patt and Butch Harrell, Mary Beth and Roland Jones, Ruth and Clyde Richmond, Rita and Vijay Kusnoor, Paula and John Lovoi, Don Masters, Sarah and Mike Matheny, Barbara and Ted Moor, Dora Nisby, Iris and Jerry Nathan, Barbara and Michael Warren, Peggy and Juan Zabala, to mention a few. What a wonderful accomplishment!

Toddies and Titanic … Oaks Historic District will host its annual Preservation Bash 2018 with a fantastic silent auction, live band, fab food and libations. Entertainment will be provided by Night and Day Orchestra, tickets may be purchased at the door for $50 or call (409) 838-8918. All of this excitement begins at 7 pm on April 18 at 2145 Hazel St. See you there!

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