The annual Hopefest concert and fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at Parc International has been moved to Blackham Coliseum due to the threat of rain. The event being headlined by Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun and The Andy Smith Band will take place at the same time: noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds for the St. Thomas More junior class-sponsored event help benefit the Family Mission Company and the STM options program. For details on Hopefest, email Lance Strother at
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.