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Beta II Chapter of the American Gourd Society 
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1st Annual 
Louisiana Gourd Show
"Gourding On The Bayou"
 April 19 - 20 2013 

Presented by
The Louisiana Gourd Society
Beta II Chapter of the 
American Gourd Society
Contributed by Janet Schlauderaff

The first Louisiana Gourd Show was held April 19th and 20th at the  Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds in Haynesville, Louisiana.  The Louisiana Gourd Society managed to offer a nice balance of gourd art, supplies and raw gourds.  A gourd time was had by all who attended.

Classes were held Friday and Saturday, plus the Ribbon Competition was open for viewing on Saturday.  Shelia Guidry of Corpus Christi, Texas was awarded Best of Show and the People's Choice Award for her "Butterfly Kachina."

The LGS Annual Meeting on Friday evening offered some delicious local cuisine and was well attended, even by the Mayor of Haynesville.  Thanks to the Lake Claiborne Gourd Patch for helping the society find a nice venue and volunteering their time during the show.






          The "5 Gourd Regions of Louisiana"
                       2013 Raffle Project
Amy Jones of Jena, Louisiana 
was the lucky winner of the raffle
"Butterfly Kachina"
Best of Show
People's Choice Award
Submitted by Shelia Guidry
Corpus Christi, Texas
Master Division
Winning entries by category
RIBBON COMPETITION RESULTS

Categories Youth Novice Open Master
8 Year Old
Brandon Hornsby 1st
9 to 13 Year Old
Jacob Hornsby 1st
14 to 18 Year Old
Animal/Creature Gourd
Peggy Allen 1st
Kate Bangle 1st
John Flewharty 1st
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Bird House Gourd
Margaret Brinkhaus 1st
Carved Gourd
Peggy Allen 1st

Shelia Guidry 1st
John Flewharty 2nd
Doll Gourd
Shelia Guidry 1st   
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Gourd with a Purpose
Shelia Guidry 1st 
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Holiday Gourd
Kate Bangle  1st
Shelia Guidry 1st
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Musical Instrument
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Painted Gourd
Peggy Allen 1st
Karen Willingham 1st
Mary Martinez 2nd
    
Shelia Guidry 1st
Pyrography
Peggy Allen 1st
Karen Willingham  1st
Shelia Guidry 1st
John Flewharty 2nd
Themed Gourd -
“Gourding on the Bayou”

Karen Willingham 1st
Shelia Guidry 1st
Margaret Brinkhaus 2nd
Vessel Gourd
Kate Bangle 2nd

Shelia Guidry 1st
John Flewharty 2nd
Margaret Brinkhaus 3rd

Wearable Gourd
Peggy Allen 1st 
Margaret Brinkhaus 1st
Woven Gourd
Margaret Brinkhaus 1st
Shelia Guidry 2nd