Party Girl loves to hit the circuit and check out as many events as possible in an evening, but I just couldn't tear myself away from the Tinsel and Treasures Sponsor Party held Wednesday, Aug. 8. I joined more than 100 others at a la carte in anticipation of the annual shopping extravaganza scheduled Sept. 20-22 at the Cajundome Convention Center. Hosting this fabulous event was none other than the Junior League of Lafayette, whose sole purpose that night was to recognize the sponsors that will make the 14th annual Tinsel and Treasures possible. To date, the Junior League has raised in excess of $2 million through the success of Tinsel and Treasures. Far from the traditional banquet, the owners of a la carte out did themselves with decorations. Several guests remarked how beautiful everything was; it almost looked like a wedding reception! Multiple appetizers and delectable dishes were on hand, and I got my fill with shrimp cocktail and crab claws. The dress code was business casual, and Brother and Catherine Abdalla, Roy Hollard, Joe Moseley, Debbie Foreman, Randy Foreman, Angela and Brady Mills, and Mike and Naomi Maraist dressed the part perfectly. I look forward to any event the Junior League ladies put together; they have lots of style, and when it comes to raising money, they're in a league of their own!
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.