Lafayette state Sen. Mike Michot will be the guest of honor
tonight at the “Michot Spring Gala 2008.” According to the invitation, the fundraiser is being held at the
Historic Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, La. Tickets are $500 to
the event. Event sponsorships ran for $5,000 each and host committee
participation was priced at $2,500. Courson Nickel and Knight Oil Tools are the
event’s sponsors. Acadian Ambulance, Atmos Energy, Dwight W. Andrus III,
developer Robert Daigle and the Louisiana Auto Dealers Association are among
the fundraiser’s 14 host committee members. Gov. Bobby Jindal will also be in
attendance. The Event Chair and organizer is Nancy Landry, a local family law
attorney who recently ran an unsuccessful campaign for the District 31 state
House seat, won by Don Trahan.
Michot is now in his final term in the state senate and the
fundraiser has prompted speculation about Michot’s future political plans.
Michot, who could not be reached this morning for comment, recently told The
Advocate that he did not have a run for another
office in mind, “but you have always got to be prepared for what might come up.”
Currently, Michot is the senior Republican in the state Senate and chairs the
powerful Senate Finance Committee and Joint Legislative Committee on the
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.