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THE TIMES, MARCH 8, 2018 PAGE 2 U. with John Johnson March 10 - 11th Annual Gumbo Cookoff 10:30am- 2:00pm 10 Pine St. Ponchatoula, La. 70454-Beside the Ponchatoula Country Mar- ket This event is hosted by the Ponchatoula High School Football Team. The 11th Annual Gumbo Cook-off is benefitting the PHS Foot- ball injured Player's Fund. The cook-off will be located along side the Ponchatoula coun- try Market in downtown Ponchatoula. cook- ing starts at 6am and judging begins at 10:30. $8.00 a cup for all you can eat Food will be served at 11:00. for more information con- tact Ben Crayton at 985,969-8593 or emaih jgt1261@gmail.con Live Music by: Brittany Jenkins, Katie Kenney :and Vida Duet. We also conduct a silent auction during the mpetition. March 10 - Jake and the Oldies Sat 4pro 6pm300 N. 5th St. Z nter 50's Rc Swamp Pop and Gospel. Musicians: Jerry Fruge', Mi- Chael Paige, Vinston Bordelon, Don Cade, AI /nguit, Cheryl Ricks, Mac Woodard and Vicky stePhens and naturallY as always Jake Drude. Donations accepted, Coffee or Water $L00, No food available. For more informa- tion contact 985-345-3752. March 17 - Julian Dufreche Strawberry Day in the Park 10am - 2pro Ponchatoula Memo- rial Park 301 N 6th St, Ponchatoula, LA. Ju- lian Dufreche Strawberry Day in the Park is fun for the whole family. The proceeds from this event will benefit Craig Williams and his massive medical bills. We are starting off with the Strawberry Bake Off. Bring in your best desserts (made with Strawberries) to win prizes. We have an Antique Car Show and a Jambalaya Cook off too. There will be a holy- board tournament too. The tasting bowls for the Jambalaya cook are $5.00 a bowl and to taste the delicious desserts is .50 a taste. Win- ners will announced at 2:00. Tasty Trade Days Not only was Trade Days the place to find a special treasure, it was a place to find something yummy for your tummy. Shirley Stanga makes some of the best homemade jams, pepper jellies, fudge and other sweet treats just ask the visit- ing festival queens. The queens were treated to delicious Sunday brunch featuring some of Shir- leys jams and jellies. Shril's Sweet Creations can be found in The Ponchatoula Farmers Market or ordered and shipped anywhere by contacting her at Pictured are Pon- catoula Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tammy Murphy, Shirl's Sweet Creations Shirly Stanga, Queen of Erin Alyssa Traylor, Princess of Erin Morgan Brennan. (Times Photo by Amy Brennan) Scenes at Trade Days Pictured working Trade Days this past week- end are (left to right) Lisa and Jimmy Charpen- tier, and Donna Butler. (Times Photo by Felicity McMahon) A lively quilt display Paul's Caf6 was festooned with quilts during this past weekend's St. Patrick's Parade and the Chamber's Trade Days. (Times Photo by Felicity McMahon) Heavenly Body Ponchatoula's Joyce Wheeler is a "natural liv- ing researcher" who sells her products Sunday afternoons at the Ponchatoula Farmers' Market. She is an engaging and informed speaker, and is a great source for Kombacha Tea. Her website is at: (Times Photo) l WR ew m Dual ribbon cutting: Phil Hebert CPA, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tammy Earles On the afternoon of Thursday, February 8, 2018, Phil Hebert CPA and Ed- ward Jones Financial Advisory Tarnmy Earles hosted a dual ribbon cutting at their respective businesses located next door to each at the new Hebert Professional Plaza, located at 18435 LA-22 in Ponchatoula. Local govern- ment officials, civic, religious leaders, citizens and friends gathered for this formal dedication. The guests were treated to a ribbon cutting which in- cluded a trumpet serenade by Ponchatoula High School student Joey Ver- ret. For more information about Phil Hebert, CPA please contact his office at (985) 386-5740. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tammy Earles may be contacted at her office at (985) 370-0646 The President and the Queen Tangipahoa Parish Board President Robby Miller poses for a photo with the 2018 Queen of Erin Alyssa Traylor at last Saturday's Krewe of Erin parade. ( Photo Courtesy of Lori Hess) Bottle art Glass bottle art by Kay Cagle was a hit at the confluence of down- town events in the An- tique City this past weekend, Trade Days and the St. Patrick's Pa- rade drew huge crowds. (Times Photo by Felic- ity McMahon) The Pump Boys and Dinettes at Swamplight The- atre is still running March 8-10 each night starting at 7:30pro. This event is presented by the Kay Butler Perform- ing Arts Project, and directed by Barbie Vallot, under the musical direction of Wendy Kinchen Savarino. Pump Boys and Dinettes is a toe tapping, knee slap- ping, good time. The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Di- nettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner right across the highway. Together they fashion an evening of Country Western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broad- way. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. Pump Boys and Dinettes was nominated for a Tony award for Best Musical in 1982 as well as The Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyr- ics and Outstanding Music. It is written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Who's who in the cast; Michael Dubret is Jim, Kendel Smith is LM, Cade Vallot is Jackson, Wendy Kinchen Sa- voring is Rhetta Cupp, Erica Owen is Prudie Cupp. In the band; Selisa Hue, Carson "Sticks" Fryou, Car- son "Corkey" Hampton, and Michael Noble-Hodge. It's a Broadway musical with a hometown feel sure to leave you with a smile on your face. At Swamplight Theatre Ponchatoula 950 SW Railroad Ave. March 8,9,10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets general admission $15. ets-42996988149 SUBSCRIBE TODAY for ONLY $25 per year CALL (985) 386- 2877 Times Internet Edition -- www.ponchatoula.comJ )times E-Mail: or