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L Genesis is Rockin' The January Genesis Award for commercial landscaping was presented to Rockin' Willy's Bar and Grill by the Gardenettes. Shown are mem- bers Vicky Fannaly, Libbie Barron, Peggy Avery, Liz Anderson, Cricket Ayala, Owner Grace John- son, Joan Morse, Margaret Bailey, Sonya Avery, Jane O'Flynn, Margaret Hardin, Ellen Pusey, and President Anna Poland. (Gardenette Photo) The Gardenettes presented their Genesis Award for January to Rockin Willy's Bar and Grill, 140 N. Bar- onne St., Ponchatoula. Receiving the plaque was Grace Johnson, own- er. The award is presented to commercial and civic establishments for their landscaping. Present to congratulate Ms. Johnson were Garden- ettes Vicky Fannaly, Lib- bie Barron, Peggy Avery, Liz Anderson, Cricket Ay- ala, Joan Morse, Margaret Bailey, Sonya Avery, Jane O'Flynn, Margaret Har- din, Ellen Pusey and Club President Anna Poland. Extensive use of ev- ergreens, makes this business attractive even though the winter has taken a toll on plantings. There are holly bush- es. trailing and upright spruce, pine. oaks. mag- nolias and azaleas along the lighted fencing, all of. which add to an interest- ing planting scheme. Gardenettes are mem- bers of District VI. Louisi- ana Garden Club Federa- tion, Inc. and Deep South Region, National Garden Clubs Inc. Creative Minds Writers Group prizes horse sense A familiar adage often quoted is "Good things come in small packages" - but sometimes good things come in giant packages that weigh over half a ton. Bonny Barry of Fol- som found her trea- sure on a horse rescue site. With only a grainy photo for reference, she took a chance adopting a half-starved, unwant- ed Clydesdale yearling - unwanted because he didn't look like the typi- cal Clydesdale. Little did she know that Clyde would blos- som and become a horse that attends charity functions and fundrais- ers, does skits, can box like Rocky, yet is a gentle giant to sick chil- dren. Bonny's friend Debo- rah Young has been in the horse world since she was 12-years-old in her native Missouri. She first met Bonny Barry in the late 1970's at a public stable in Metair- ie where she was board- ing her Arabian gelding. The two have remained friends and it was only natural that Young tells Clyde's story. After Young's retire- ment as school librar- ian, she lumped into the literary world by joining Creative Minds Writers Group of Pon- chatoula, crediting this group for helping her find resources that en- abled her to complete the story of Clyde in her new book, "Clyde, The- Neve r- Give -Up- Horse." "Creative Minds writ- ers are unique because they are such a diverse group of writers and are always ready to take a new writer under their wing," she said before adding that she is cur- rently working on a young adult novel that involves best friends, a special summer, and a stolen horse. Carousel Farms in Folsom is the home base for team Bonny and Clyde who contin- ue to do charity work throughout Louisiana. Bonny's involvement with EGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) pushed her to create "Equine Reflections." This charity is a non- profit that partners with other equine special- ists who have developed programs for children in need. Bonny also works with horse owners and gives private lessons. She can be reached at 985-373-7788. Deborah Young and her husband Bill live in Folsom where she breeds Dartmoor po- nies. For speaking and book signings she can be reached at 985-796- 9359. THE TIMES, FEBRUARY 23, 2017, PAGE 3 Happy Anniversary February 23 - Darryl & Roxie Fontenot, John & Robin Windecker February 26 - Dennis & Gretchen Perrin, Ed- ward & Michelle Nelson, Sidney & Pat Alexander, David & Susan Osborn February 27 - Randy & Jackie Mitchell February 28 - Manny &Lisa Thompson Jr., Mary & Timothy Hoover, Robert & Yvonne Elzy Sr., Tom & Delaine Warch, February 23 - Dee Newsom, Jessica Hidalgo, Krystal Norwood, Luke Allen, Melissa Melancon, Morris Felder, Robby Cox, Stephen Sylve, Tammy Aucoin, Tom Brothers Jr., Yvonne Lee, February 24 - Alexan- dra Zayas, Andre Majeau, Charles Richard, Chaz Kenney, Esther Gordon, George Hollingsworth, James Square, James Turner, Jesse Jones, Katie Uter, Kenny Ribbeck, Ste- phen Perrin, Tiffany Pal- isi, Rachael Beck, Jeanne Boudreaux, Hans Wilson February 25 -A1 Beck. Bill Johnson, Brett Ains- worth Sr., Chad Moran, Dr. C. A. 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