Speaking of UL events, another fundraiser was held a few nights later, Night of Red and White, a fitting title for a terrific inaugural wine event that raised more than $8,000 for the university's hospitality program and the Acadiana Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. Participants enjoyed a tasting of perfectly selected wines from Republic Beverage grouped with dishes prepared by 15 of Acadiana's finest restaurants in collaboration with UL's senior hospitality students. "This event gives our students valuable interaction with professional chefs in our area," says Hospitality Management instructor Becky Gaspard. Geaux rouge, Geaux blanc ' here's to making this Night of Red and White an annual event!
Party Girl got her final fill of education-related events with the Lafayette Public Library Foundation's May awards luncheon at River Oaks. Awards and All That Jazz, with music by The Melting Pot Jazz Band, recognized those who support this superb community learning resource. The Foundation Award was presented to the City of Carencro for its generous donation of the land for the new Carencro library, Acadiana Dodge received the Major Donor Award, and longtime library supporter Arthur Greene was honored with the President's Award. Among attendees were Sona Dombourian, Ann Knight, Sally Burdette, Marie Koury, and Carencro Mayor Glenn Brasseaux. The foundation also presented the Lafayette Public Library with a check for $12,000. Now that'll buy a lot of cooking and entertaining books for Party Girl's reading pleasure!
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Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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To know the retired UL art history professor was to love him.
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