Start growin’ ’em, boys. The Louisiana Beard and Facial Hair Association is hosting a Beard, Mustache & Facial Hair Competition on Friday, April 19 at the Blue Moon Saloon.
Contestants can compete in the following categories: Full Beard Natural, Beard with Styled Mustache, Mustache, Free Style, Partial Beard and Ladies Facial Hair (fake beards, in other words). At the end of the competition a Crowd Favorite chosen among the winners in each category will be crowned.
The entry fee to compete is also the cover charge that night — $10, which helps pay the musical entertainment provided by Mike Dean and his band (Bret Vidrine opens the show).
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.