Also celebrating spring in style were the ladies of the Lafayette Parish Bar Auxiliary at their recent Taste Treat luncheon. Held on the lawn of Mark and Patti Ackal, Taste Treat provided guests with a special "taste" of the ladies' new cookbook. Members of the auxiliary were asked to bring the dish they contributed to the cookbook, and with their ticket, guests also received a copy. The spread ranged from cheddar olive mini muffins and artichoke dip to chocolate cream pie and tiramisu. The auxiliary, made up mostly of attorney's wives and female attorneys, holds charitable events throughout the year, and Taste Treat benefited Faith House, in addition to guests' palates.
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.