You like garage sales? How about seven miles of garage sales? That’s a lot of stuff — aging board games, velour sweaters, hobo suitcases, dishes, clothes, lawnmower parts, and more. On March 20, The Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce throws its annual 7-Mile Yard Sale. The 7-Mile Yard Sale is the longest yard sale in Louisiana and people come from all over the South to find great deals at this sale.
It takes place along La. 93 from Grand Coteau to Arnaudville and runs 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and spend the day. Last year the turn out was huge. Non-profits such as Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will be out selling food and raising money for their cause a well as St. Landry Medicaid Office and Arnaudville Elementary. One man's junk is another man's treasure. For information or to participate, contact the Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce at 754-5316.
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.