Leukemia-Lymphoma walk raises $101,000

The annual Baton Rouge Light the Night Walk benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter was Oct. 19 at LSU.

Over 500 participants carried red, white and gold lanterns representing support, survival and remembrance of loved ones as they walked the two-mile route. They raised over $101,000 to aid in the cures and provide access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Business sponsors included Burlington Coat Factory, Walgreens, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Louisiana Fish Fry Products, Tony’s Seafood and Cracker Barrel. More than 60 teams registered. Bill Profita was emcee. Beau Wolfe and Brent Graham were event co-chairs.

Garden club honors Morgan, Carpenter

Katie Nell Morgan and Janice Carpenter, who are both in their 90s, were honored for their energy and devotion to La Mousse Gardeners on Oct. 29 at Carpenter’s home.

President Sammy Kirk led the business meeting. Gay Jordan, Marjorie Lindsay and Richard and Jeanne Wallace served lunch.

Plaquemine Garden Club hosts fall meeting

The Plaquemine Garden Club hosted the Louisiana Garden Club Federation District VI fall meeting Oct. 30 at Nottoway Plantation.

Guests included LGCF President Yvette Hebert and District VI Director Gail Lonibus. Courtney Elliot, a consultant for Iberville Parish tourism, showed slides on Iberville Parish culture, history, entertainment and food.

Committee chairmen Madeline Kessler, Sheryl Ramirez and Marian Medine arranged the event. Creating the centerpieces were Ramona Perrin, Mary Jo Hymel, Patty Phillips, Madeline Kessler, Travis Campesi and Peggy Alonzo, members of the Plaquemine Garden Club.

Delta Kappa Gamma holds district meeting

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its Southeast District Meeting Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church in Zachary.

Author Sara Horn gave her ABCs for becoming empowered: be authentic, believe in yourself and be a cheerleader.

Jo Ann Hebert, Alpha Lambda president, carried the chapter flag and a math story book in the presidents’ procession. Peggy King, Epsilon State parliamentary advisor, presented a report. Fran Major presented a committee report. Jo Ann Hebert received a certificate for the Golden Rose Recognition.

Other Alpha Lambda teachers attending were Betsy Stafford, Catherine Olinde, Susan Collura, Myrna Tuminello, Cindy Guidroz and Joyce Landry. Beta Tau Chapter members attending were President Lynnette Wise, Secretary Elaine Hauler, Treasurer Sue Ellen Graham, Carol Francis and Cleona Parisi.

La. Bonsai Society holds annual fall show

The Louisiana Bonsai Society had its Fall Bonsai Show Nov. 1-2. There were about 50 bonsai specimen displayed. Howard Merrill was show coordinator.

Merrill led a Saturday program on how to create a raft style windswept bonsai. On Sunday, Zach Smith, owner and operator of Bonsai South, moved a collected water elm from a growing box into a bonsai pot, then did the initial styling to start the next stage of creating a bonsai.

The club will show slides of the U.S. National Bonsai Show presentation by Dawn Koetting at 7 p.m. today at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge. Guests are welcome. Contact Lowell Tilley, (225) 272-6744 or Ltilley@cox.net.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every 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.