Farm Aid 2008 kicks off at noon tomorrow in Mansfield, Massachusetts with 20 acts, including Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, Arlo Guthrie, Jakob Dylan and Steve Earle. Founded by Nelson in 1985 with Mellencamp and Young, the nonprofit organization has raised more than $30 million to assist America's farming families.
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.