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Gardenette President Diane Dufour makes history Special to The Times Mrs. Diane Dufour was selected as president of the Gardenettes for a second term at the group's April 21 meeting held at the home of Kathy Bedenbaugh. This is the first time in the secutive term. Several members club's 68 year history a presi- have held two turns as presi- dent has been elected for a con- dent, but not consecutively. E EXCHA N&E BUY - SELL- TRADE Another historic change was a motion to discontinue the long standing Christmas Light- ing Contest that dated back to the club's early days, in favor of more active Christmas giving program. Returning from the Louisi- ana Garden Club Federation Inc. (LGCF, Inc.) 76th annual convention held in New Orleans last week with eight awards and certificates, Dufour, Janice Hiekey ad Bedenhaugh, gave an update on the honors the club won. Deep South Director, Mary Sue Colvin and National Garden Club Inc. (NGC, Inc.). President, Rene' Blaschke both were in attendance. Com- memorative framed pictures were presented to State First Vice President Bedenbaugh, and also to Fannaly and San- dra Haro for their work on the awards. Other officers approved were First Vice President Janice Hickey, Second Vice President Dale gieth, Recording Secre- tary Joan Morse, Correspond- ing Secretary Pat Sweeney, THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, APRIL 29, 2010, PAGE A-5 Treasurer Vicky Fannaly, His- torian Kathy Bruce, and Parlia- mentarian Louise Steadman. The only new officer was Rieth, who took the position normally held by the outgoing president. Members signed up for committees and hostessing for the coming year. E. J. Forgotston was the guest of hostess Bedenbaugh. Cohost- esses for the meeting were Fan- naly, Hickey, Rieth, Adrienne Dunn and Cricket Ayala. Program for the meeting was "Flower Power" in which Fan- naly introduced the Hogarth curve style arrangement. Dunn and Aimee Marcombe made lazy "S" arrangements for the members present. Tonya Ferguson, exhibits chairman, judged the exhibits. People's choice went to Robin Austin for her framed pressed violet and viola presentation. Specimen flowers were judged by Patty Mullins, horticulture chairman. Mona Middlebrook conduct- ed the annual plant exchange. Door prizes were donated by Cheryl Kuhn, Louise Stead- man, Bedenbaugh, Fannaly and Dunn. Members present but not previously mentioned include Peggy Austin, Margaret Bailey, Kathy Bruce, Lynda Byrd, and Rachel Madere. The next meeting will be the Installation Banquet, May 12, to be held at Don's Seafood Res- taurant in Hammond. www.thecreek Licensed. Bonded Insured ,00bs Termite Control Inc. TERMITES . MOLD . CERTIFICATES N,,Orh,an= W. David Fleming No.h=t,oe (504) 522-2400 (985) 386-BUGS Ready for the holiday at La Carreta Cinco de Mayo 2010 celebrations biggest ever! By BRYAN T. McMAHON Most people assume Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebrates the Mexican independence from Spain but in truth is the yearly cele- bration of the battle won through co-operation of our two countries on this day so long ago! Saul Rubio, owner of La Carreta Mexican Cuisine restaurants in Hammond, Mandeville, Laplace, Amite, Denham Springs and Baton Rouge, plus the Adobe Cantina & Salsa in Hammond's Seville Plaza, is hosting simultaneous, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebrations in all his locations. And this year, Saul Rubio the local founder of the celebra- tion will be joined by all Mexican restaurants in the area, many of whom are advertising their events in this edition of The Pon- chatoula Times. Some of the best Latin and American bands will be performing at La Carreta Restaurants known for their authen- tic Mexican cuisine and based on past years experience, you can count on this being one very big fiesta. Given Mexico's ties to Spain, one might assume this holiday marks Mexico's Independence from that, but it does not. The holi- day of Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French army - which at the time was the best in the world - at the battle of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily PLEASE SEE PAGE A-6 985.340.8966 Free Estimates Licensed Et Insured Keith Albert (985) 974-2123 (985) 386-3337 Pro-Team Chemicals OPolaris Your pool, Our reputation, We Lease, Rent, or Sell Carts We Carry New & Used Carts We Can Repair and Customize All Brands of Golf Carts Pool Cleaning Service is Available We Sell In-ground or Above-ground Pools (Special Pricing on Above-grounds) We Change Pool Liners We Carry Regal & Pro-Team Chemicals Potaris Parts Mention this ad [or Special 5% Discount on MI Pool ChemicMs 957 East ine Street Ponchatoula, LA 98S/386-5363 Owner Jeff Wiggins \