The effort to clean up Bayou Teche embarks on Sunday, Nov. 15, when a flotilla of motor boats, canoes and kayaks takes on a log jam of refrigerators, hot water heaters and Styrofoam cups that litter the bayou.
Cajuns for Bayou Teche, the organization that has made a concerted effort to sweep the Teche from Port Barre to Morgan City, is picking up steam, enlisting the Breaux Bridge Kiwanis Club, Keep St. Martin Beautiful and Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development, St. Martin Parish Sheriff Ronnie Theriot and St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz in this leg of the trash bash.
Volunteers should meet at the Breaux Bridge boat launch and pavilion at noon, Nov. 15. Aside from a feeling of civic pride, folks will be rewarded with home cooked gumbo by Furman Guillory and The Advocate Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess. Last week a fundraiser for the group, held at Cafe Des Amis, raised $1,600. To make a donation, get involved or for more information, call Blake Couvillion 230-8596.
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.