May 14 you can leave canned goods near or in a bag hanging from your mailbox and postal carriers will pick them up. This charitable event is part of the 18th Annual National Association of Letter Carrier’s Food Drive. Whatever non-perishables are picked up will be donated and distributed to local food banks to help hungry families, many of them with children.
After the event last year it is estimated that the postal workers and the public donations provided 21,880 meals to families in Acadiana, so leave what you can, if you can.
Contact Esther Aultman at 706-1226 with any questions or about volunteer opportunities.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.