Donald Ray Thibodeaux, a Eunice accordion player who was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame in Mamou in 1999 has died. According to The Eunice News, Thibodeaux died Sunday at Acadian Medical Center. No cause of death is cited.
Thibodeaux was the longtime leader of Don Thibodeaux & Cajun Fever Band, a dancehall favorite. Thibodeaux’s father, Glady, was also inducted into the Cajun Music HOF.
Visitation will be at Ardoin’s in Eunice from 4 p.m. today until time of services on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Deacon David Guillory will recite a Rosary at 7:15 p.m. Monday.
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.