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TIMES ON WHEELS: 2011 Infiniti EX:35 REMINDER: VOTE THIS SATURDAY APRIL 30th SPORTS: BERWICK- Z's Opening week; DUDEK - Curse Vick Again Page 2 i!i: THE NEWSPAPER OF AMERICAI$ ANTIQUll CITY Classified 6 Real Estate 5 Health 8 Society 4 Obituaries 6 Sports 2 Out & About 3 THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 201t 30th YEAR NUMBER 29 50 CENTS 5 th Annual Easter Bonnet Stroll welcomes winners Times Report A fun stroll under perfect skies the morning of Easter Saturday allowed Ponchatoula's elegant la- dies to promenade in their best holiday finery. Sponsored by the An- taurant, this year's event cient Order of Hiberni- was dedicated to the memory ans (AOH), Rep. Steve of the late Sylvia Whitson and Pugh, Hammond Florist, Myra Kuhn. Providing the pro- and Rockefeller's Res- PLEASE SEE PAGE 2 My Fair Lady An appreciative Jessica Millet accepts the bloom on Saturday from Dickie Whitson that came with the Audrey Hepburn Grace and Sophistication award at the 5th Annu- al Easter Bonnet Stroll, as an appreciative Thomas Kuhn looks on. (Times Photo by Bryan T. McMahon) Christie Schexnayder (Times Photo) Madam President takes the hat! Dr. Karen Carter added to her title as president of the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce on Saturday by scooping up the Ingrid Bergman Award for Simple Elegance Ensemble in the 5th Annual Easter Bonnet Stroll. (Times Photo) Anticipation One week prior to her wedding to Wil Richardson (pictured), Angelique Daigle and her daughter Annabelle on Saturday won the Moth- er-Daughter Easter Bonnet Award. (Times Photo) Kuhns and Coach Thomas Kuhn (left) celebrated his 70th birthday at this year's Easter Bonnet Stroll, emceed by his brother Appeals Court Judge Jimmy Kuhn (right) in the company of the birthday celebrant's onetime Ponehatoula coach Bill John- son, who coached the Kuhn siblings (boys and girls), at Rockefeller's Restaurant on Saturday. (Times Photo) Young lady bonneted Pretty Kerrigan Jackson, 10, poses for Times cameras before stepping off on this year's Easter Bonnet Stroll on Saturday. (Times Photo) Gardenettes assume leadership roles, carry off the honors By VICKY FANNALY/Special to The Times Gardenette President Diane Dufour has accepted the position as Sixth District Director, and Janice Hickey, her Gardenette vice president, will assume Diane's duties as club president. When accepting club presi- dency three years ago, Diane informed us that it would be a team effort of herself and Jan- ice - that they would be presi- dent. And a great job they did! The club voted them into office for an unprecedented back-to- back term, which is now in its third year. This was all settled at the recent Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc. convention in Marksville, where our favorite duo wore out the carpet receiv- ing state awards. Gardenettes received the following honors: Non competitive: Gardenettes AWARD #1 Gar- den Club Achievement Award = Gold seal w/ribbon Gardenettes Gold Seal AWARD #5B Horticulture Hon- or Roll = Gold seal Gardenettes - AWARD #11C - Special Conservation Award Gardenettes - AWARD #17 Arbor Day Award District VIII Judges Council - AWARD #1 Special Conserva- tion Award *** NB : All garden clubs re- ceivingAward #1 received a gold Seal with a gold ribbon. Six gar- den clubs received all four (4) of the non-competitive awards of- fered by LGCF, Inc. They are: Gardenettes - District VI AWARD #2 B - Yearbook Award Award of Recognition - 95+ Gardenettes - District VI AWARD #5A- Horticulture Paper Award 2nd Place Gardenettes - District VI - "The Totally Edible Mirliton" AWARD # 6 - Jo N. Evans Roadside Improvement Award 2nd Place Gardenettes - District VI - $15.0o AWARD #11-C - Special Con- servation Award Gardenettes - District VI AWARD #12 - Conservation Project Award 1st Place Gardenettes - District VI AWARD #15 - Valerie Bar- num Civic Development Award 3rd place Gardenettes - District VI - $10.00 AWARD #17 -Arbor Day Award Gardenettes - District VI AWARD # 19 -Willie Allen Hunley Public Relations Award 3rd Place Gardenettes - District VI AWARD #22 - Publicity Press Book Award Small Clubs 25 or less 1st Place Gardenettes (VI) Deep South Regional Awards: NGC Publicity Press Book Award #44 Class Ai, 2nd Place: Pon- chatoula, LA Competitive Awards, Garden Club Division Class 1: Club Competition. A. Individual Club: 3rd Place The Gardenettes, Ponchatoula, LA Lady Easter Bonnet Strollers and their band Participants in the Easter Bonnet Stroll are pictured with members of their jazz band in front of St. Joseph Elementary School on Sat- urday, just before stepping off on their Easter parade to Rockefeller's Restaurant. (Times Photo) Jack Yent's 1924 Ford a hit at Easter Saturday Community Motors Car Show (More Inside) (Times On Wheels Photo) OuR PONCHArOULA By OLE HARDHIDE The Alligator The German royalty that lives in Buckingham Palace is all set for Saturday's multimillion dollar wedding of Prince Andy and Kate, but they just have to settle for being sec- ond best. The real celebration is set for the Mule's Hitch on Range Road where Chef Beetle Rottman is preparing quite the royal breakfast feed: Mimosas and omelets, Eggs Bene- dict, and all the beer you can drink. Londoners wish they were invited. My bet is that Kate would rather be there than with the sauerkraut stuff shirts, the palace royals Kate's ma- in-law Diana simply called "The Germans." If we're lucky, Meghan "Pitches No Hitters" Patterson of LSU Tiger fame will be there with her grandparents Mildred and Francis Coleman of Our Ponchatoula. Windmill Meghan is awesome on the mound and is the heroine of Destrehan where she lives when not in Ponchatoula visiting the grand- P's. I'm a soft touch for beautiful co-ed LSU pitchers so look for Ole Hardhide at the royal breakfast at the Mule's Hitch. We might even have an Amy Brennan sighting, possibly a Julie Daugherty pre-Kentucky Derby visitation. We could bring back the Easter Bonnet ladies for a restag- ing of the Ascot Opening Day scene from My Fair Lady and let Kathy Bedenbaugh rule in her new capacity as holder of the Grace Kelly Award for majestic elegance. Would that be too over-the-top for Buckingham Palace? You really young lads better start toughening up, by the looks of super sweet Charlee Raborn, 2, who with her mom Kristie was a big hit at the Easter Parade. Lads, you just have to look out for sweet young things named Charlee. Everybody keeps asking, is Coach Johnson up for election, or is he not? How about Sandra Whitlow? Still I hear chant- ing in the hot Arabian night, "Run Virgil Run" over and over, "Run Virgil Run." How does he do that? Rose Dominguez penned a super long plea for everyone to vote for the schools taxes this Saturday, but this final week of a busy month newspaper could not accommodate the lovely lady's lengthy prose. A more succinct version can be found in the school board's ad on page six. Road signs: Soft Shoulders, Dangerous Curves, Beware of Children.