Bring your dogs to play with others at 3 p.m. Saturday is an annual fundraising event for the Animal Rescue Foundation, which serves all Acadiana parishes. Held at Girard Park, there will be doggy summer Olympic games, fun jumps, music, snow cones, face painting for humans, barbeque, a doggy summer outfit contest and, somehow, a doggy bikini contest. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Fees will apply for food and for just a few activities.
There will also be doggy vendor booths for dog hotels, grooming services, pet sitters, etc.
All money goes to help the less fortunate dogs of Acadiana to find homes, be fed, have vet visits and so on. There will be a veterinarian on site to microchip and give rabies shots at discounted rates. There will also be information about what kind of dog to give a “forever home” to and what dogs are available for adoption now through ARF.
Call Judy at 277-2206 with any questions or visit ARF’s site here.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.