Get ready for a big local showing at Washington Mardi Gras 2010, as next year’s royalty is all about Lafayette. The INDsider’s insider, Peep Goat reports today that D.C. sources have ended weeks of speculation by confirming Lafayette businessman Bill Fenstermaker will reign as king of the 2010 ball.
Fenstermaker is owner of Fenstermaker & Associates, chairman of the board of IberiaBank and on the board of trustees of Lafayette General Medical Center. As Peep reported last week, Fenstermaker’s queen is Dayna Haynie of Lafayette, daughter of lobbyist Randy Haynie.
Both were picked by U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who will chair the 2010 ball for the first time.
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.