The fifth annual Cinderella Project of Lafayette prom dress drive will be held Saturday, March 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Volunteers from UL Lafayette AmeriCorps and corporate sponsor Raising Cane’s will be on hand to collect new and gently used prom dresses and accessories to be distributed among local high school girls who don’t have the financial wherewithal to purchase a dress for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of high school.
“This is such an amazing event and we are so proud to be able to provide this service to the Acadiana area,” says Lacey Shelton, project director, in a press release announcing the drive. “The overwhelming support we have received from the community has allowed us to reach hundreds of girls over the past five years and we could not be more grateful.”
Begun in 2008, the Cinderella Project has distributed about 3,600 prom dresses to needy students in 84 high schools in 18 Louisiana parishes. To find out more about the project, call AmeriCorps at (337) 262-1360 or visit their website at CinderellaProjectLa.org.
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 go public this year.
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