Ramblin’ Readers hear Edwards, Honeycutt

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his biographer, Leo Honeycutt, spoke to the Ramblin’ Readers Book Club on Oct. 13 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Members asked them about their collaboration on Honeycutt’s book, “Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana,” which members read during their current study of Baton Rouge, and Edwards gave stories about being governor. He also spoke about his current campaign for Congress.

Women in the Arts holds exhibit reception

Associated Women in the Arts held a reception Oct. 15 at the State Archives for the month-long exhibit of new works that runs there until Oct. 31.

Participating artists greeted guests. The show is juried by Charlotte Wharton, a faculty member of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.

For information, visit AssociatedWomenintheArts.com.

Homographs discussed at Iota Master meeting

Jane Haupt gave a program on homographs — words that are spelled alike but have different meanings — when Iota Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 9 at Virgie Germany’s home. Ruth McNease was co-hostess.

Claudette Hill, service chairwoman, spoke on a project for helping the homeless. Members brought materials for the project. Germany was crowned chapter sweetheart. She will be presented at the Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball in February.

The chapter participated in Fun Night on Sept. 25 other local chapters. Style Salon and Spa presented the program.

Downtown Kiwanis has youth talent contest

The Downtown Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge held the 55th Annual Kiwanis Talent Contest on Oct. 11 at the Pancake Festival. Over 150 students performed in the contest.

Prize categories were Division I (pre-K to third grade), Division (grades 4-6), Division III (grades 7-9) and Division IV (grades 10-12). Winners received plaques, gift certificates from Raising Cane’s and LSU sports gear and posters.

Winners were:

Division I, first place, Nevaeh Robertson, Adaya Robertson, Alayjah Sanders, Brownsfield-Forest Heights Elementary, dance.

Division II, first place group, The Talented Twelve, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts, performance poetry; first place solo, Kylee Guitreau, Maurepas Elementary School, vocals; second place solo, Saber Rae Bankson, French Settlement Elementary, vocals.

Division III, first place solo, Natalie Harrison, Scotlandville Middle Magnet, vocals; second place solo, Malik James, Westdale Middle, dance; third place solo, Maleigah Hill, Scotlandville Middle Magnet, vocals; fourth place solo, Teddi Vernon, Maurepas, vocals; first place group, McKinley Middle Magnet, dance; second place group, Scotlandville Middle Magnet, dance; third place group, McKinley Middle Magnet; fourth place group Westdale, Movement in Motion, dance.

Division IV, first place group, Belle Artiste Dance Team, Artz Performance Academy; second place group, Baton Rouge Magnet High School Glee Club, vocalists and dancers; first place solo, Ashlie McGowan, Ascension Christian High School, vocalist; second place solo, Alyssa Chelett, Central High School, vocalist.

Knight graduates from Marine basic training

Pvt. Layton Knight, of Denham Springs, graduated from United States Marine Corps basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Sept. 19. He is the son of Nathan and Adrianne Crawford.

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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. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.