Submitted by Harley Harville, Special to the Press-Tribune
St. Charles Court’s HOA is proud to honor this month’s winners of the St. Charles Court Beautification Award presented to David and Laura Ardoin of 819 Dumaine Drive.
They are loved by both young and the more mature neighbors who call them friends as well as neighbors. Their lawn and landscaping is impeccable & their seasonal décor is one of the highlights of the holidays when everyone in the neighborhood makes stopping by their home a tradition, to view their extensive array of lights, special inflatables (picture Santa on a Harley), beautiful door wreaths and the sounds of the seasons..
The Ardoin’s have lived in their home only a short 4 years thus far, however they have made it their own through special plantings of many perennials that add splashes of color that is visually stunning and shows great variety through the seasons we enjoy here in Bossier/Shreveport. Recently, additional plantings of beautifully landscaped beds in their back yard of crepe myrtles, grasses and even container vegetables are seen to flourish. The latter supplies them with a variety of tomatoes and peppers that they share with their neighbors in the cul-de-sac.
Laura stated, “I have a great appreciation for the community atmosphere in St. Charles Court and St. Charles Court Village.” She has a tender heart when it comes to animals, particularly their dog, Bob, who Laura drove to Kentucky to adopt. Bob, a beagle/border collie mix is her constant companion and she will be the first to tell you he is definitely “part of our family.”
Every day when they arrive home from working tirelessly together as co-owners with partners, Jimmy and Vicky Gould at their recently relocated UTV/ATV dealership, Louisiana Power Sports, on Benton Road, David is greeted by many of the children in the neighborhood with a warm “Hi Mr. David.” He always finds time to share with them and they look to him as there friend and a role model.
The Ardoins are most deserving of recognition as this month’s St. Charles Court Beautification Award Winners, as well as being considered such great friends and neighbors, loved by all of their larger St. Charles Court Family.