Former Jena Lady Giant remembered

Former Jena Lady Giant remembered

My Jena Times newspaper was a day late getting to me due to the little wind storm that came through (LOL), and caused our entire parish to go without electricity for days.

Anyway, I am glad things are beginning to get back to normal! I am at the age where the first thing I read are the obits, mainly to make sure my name is not listed, but today one of my renown 1956 class members was on the list!

That name was Violet Austin Keene! Violet was a great Lady Giant basketball player. 1956 was the first of many state basketball championships Coach Jelly Pigott won in her Hall of Fame career. Violet was the king pin of that great 1956 team. She was joined by other great Lady Giants – Eula McCartney, Tasca Gray, Sandra Griffin, Patsy Clark, and Doris Bignar.



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