State Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, was honored this week by East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore for Hardy’s legislative efforts on behalf of the statewide Witness Protection Program. Hardy was presented a plaque during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new juvenile facility in Baton Rouge on Monday. The plaque reads:
“In recognition of your outstanding efforts regarding
2009 Regular Session HB70
Witness Protection Services Act Funding
January 4, 2010”
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.