LuAnn Pappas’s dad taught her what it means to give back. And as the 2021 recipient of the Annette O’Keefe Humanitarian Award, the CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort wishes Bill Sturm could share in the recognition. Bar none, she says, he was the biggest influence in her life.
The Mississippi Museum of Art is celebrating Bonge’, a pioneering artist whose work graces collections across the country, with an exhibit titled: “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé.”
She recently was among the decorators who beautified the White House for Christmas. And back home on the Coast, Theresa Cuevas brings happiness daily to customers of her business, Forget Me Not Florist and Gifts.
An Indiana native, BettyLu belonged to a four-person singing group while she was in the service, which toured the country supporting the Navy’s recruiting efforts. She made her performing debut at age 7 when she sang in her first revue.