Final stretch for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society fundraiser
The candidates are motivated by honoring local children who are battling blood cancers, and this year’s honorees were announced at the drive kick-off party in March. Boy of the Year is Caleb LeBlanc, the 8-year-old son of Allison and Blair LeBlanc and a student at Green T. Lindon Elementary. Girl of the Year is 9-year-old Makenzi Rose Meaux, daughter of Julie Bourgeois and Michael Meaux and a third grader at Cankton Elementary. Teen of the Year is Eleanor Serrett, the 16-year-old daughter of Randall and Paula Serrett of Breaux Bridge and a junior at Teurlings High School.
You can read more about these amazing children here or donate to one of this year’s candidates, including Chris Catalanotto, Gwen Cook, Jenny Musumeche, Jonathan Little, Joshua Venable, Marla Ratzlaff, Michael Saab, Nancy Van Eaton Broussard, Nathan Leblanc, Sharlene Chiasson, Susan Theall, Theresa LeBleau Broussard and Vera Matt.
Tickets are also available on the Web site for Friday night’s event for $25 each. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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.