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November 20, 1986

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s 7' Manager of Bohnings Lane, Gary Bohning poses with Eileen Chauff of the Poncha- Jaycees in front of a collection set up at the store to help the Jaycees make up holiday baskets the poor. (Times Photo) LETTERS Community Garclen Club hosts banquet Staff Report Ponchatoula's Community Garden Club on Thursday will host its annual Thanksgiving Banquet with special guests including Mayor Charles Gideon, members of the City Council, the police and fire chiefs, and their spouses. Minuteman Club president Ronnie Perrin and his wife are also invited, as well as a representative of Collinswood Museum. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. at the club's home in Memorial Park Queen Emily Heine, King Randolph Howes and King's Mother Mrs. Mag. dalena Howes of Ponchatoula pose at the Coronation Ball of the Krewe of Iris at the N.O, Hilton Saturday night. (Times Photo) THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 20, 1986, PAGE THREE Citizens National Bank site of Messiah sing-in An event never before experienced in this area will occur on Sunday evening, December 7, at 8 p.m. The event is a "Messiah" Sing-In. All persons who have ever sung or who even dreamed of singing George Frederick Handel's immortal "Messiah" will be invited to come together and perform the greatest oratorio of all time. The singers will be their own audience..The entire pro- duction will be under the direction of Dr. Gordon L. Ohlsson, Professor of Music at SLU. It will take place in the lobby of the Citizens National Bank on Railroad Avenue in Hammond. This special event will be enhanced by a professional string quartet made up of key members of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orche- stra which has been contracted to accompany the singing. At the keyboard will be Mary Ohlsson, wife of the director. The performance will be supported by members of North Shore Choral Society, founded and directed by Dr. Ohlsson, and the University Chorus, also directed by Dr. Ohlsson. These singers have previously performed "Messiah" and as members in the audience they will provide leadership in the Sing-ln. citizen ,acks mayor's for council es cutback I've had this on my mind for a good but probably would not have writ- to you had not Myra Vaughan out by writing to you - now I feel I, too, must have my say. I agree her whole heartedly, and will add a more. suggest that instead of riding around or her district the town officials )uld try walking. I can assure them one can see things that need much better. For years I been walking for my health and ough I am now seventy-three, seventy-four, I walk four miles weather permitting. I see and weeds in ditches even on the approaches to our town. I have told that the garden clubs are tuning the beautification of these I for one, would like to what is going to be done. I would ive a donation. thing, why shouldn't the clean in front of their bus/- l go out everyday and pick up that some townspeople have in front and side of my home, many others do likewise. Will the machine clean the residential too? The other day 1 passed on Highway 51, near Ham- uare and saw a man (owner or sweeping the area around business. I admire our merchants townspeople who have pride h to maintain cleanliness and in their own bailiwicks even if they to do it themselves. Yours truly, Neville R. Edwards le remembers :hatoula, La. r. Bryan T. McMahon, Publisher Ponchatoula Times Box 743 La. 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