Fact: Pack & Paddle rocks. The outdoors? Shoes? Canoes? Winning! As usual, they have a gang of stuff going on. On April 9, Pack & Paddle will host a “Style Your Sole Day,” featuring everybody’s favorite eco-conscious, philanthropic shoe company TOMS Shoes. Founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2006, TOMS Shoes matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.
To make things more interesting, local Lafayette artists will be at Pack & Paddle to turn your new pair of TOMS shoes into a wearable piece of art. A $10 donation to the artist helps support them for the day, and your purchase of a pair of TOMS shoes gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Pack & Paddle will have special TOMS shoes on hand for adults and kids that are perfect for your artist to jazz up for you. This is a great opportunity for you as an individual to buy some shoes for the coming warmer months while simultaneously participating in some philanthropic artiness. Two birds, one shoe.
Be at Pack & Paddle on April 9. "Style Your Sole" day runs 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.