The Jackie Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is the recipient of technology center comprising 10 new computers, educational software, a laser printer and a wireless router to access Cox high-speed Internet service. The $20,000 gift is from Cox Acadiana. The center on Marie Antoinette Drive near Lafayette High School serves more than 750 students annually through after-school tutoring programs and other activities. The donation follows a similar gift two years ago to Lafayette’s Granberry Club.
The technology center will be unveiled during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.