Guests gathered at The Victorian for Richard Young’s annual Christmas fête. This year the Event Rental chief filled a tent behind his events venue in Broussard with an eclectic mix of guests and a nod to all things drag with a drag racing theme. The tent of black and white décor and an always rocking Molly Ringwalds included a surprise guest who brought a roar through the crowd (and a few gasps as well). When the Ringwalds took a break, the real performance began with a raucous song and dance from drag queen “Athena.” While the entertainment was daring, we were busy checking out the daring dressers of the evening. Gents who bucked the black and white theme were chief among them. Stephen Barker in vibrant pink and Jeremy Broussard in red pants topped the list. We saw some fabulous ladies in black — including Katie Meaux. And some lovely ones in white — including Victoria Toups. And our favorites were those who wore black and white like Christina Barbier and Nandi Lindscombe, proving there was nothing drag about this drag race. 1 - Christina and Daniel Barbier 2 - Chris and Richard Young 3 - Jessica and Charles Cornay 4 - Stephen Barker and Victoria Toups 5 - Emily and Charlie Babineaux 6 - Jacob and Katie Meaux 7 - Deborah Young, Karen Juneau and Elizabeth Young 8 - Nandi Lindscombe and Russell Prejean 9 - Lacey McCoy and Ramie LeBlanc
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.