The Our Lady of Fatima Warriors went to bat for victims of the earthquake in Haiti this week. Beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, volunteers manned a paint-for-the-Saints booth in the parking lot of Albertson’s at the corner of South College and Johnston. Warriors dad “King Rob” Harris donated his painting skills to decorate cars with Saints slogans.
If you see SUVs rolling down the road, flaunting “Who Dat," “I Feel da Brees” or “Geaux Saints” on their windows, it’s likely King Rob’s handiwork.
All donations went directly to the United Way World Wide for Haiti relief efforts. By 3 p.m., the Fatima Warrior Saints had garnered over $1,500 for Haitian victims.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.