From leisure to speed: "The race is on!" says Sarah Berthelot, United Way of Acadiana chief philanthropy officer. In one month, 57 local companies serving as United Way of Acadiana Pacesetters rolled in a whopping $1,012,626. And, in a new spin on these results, "Pacesetters" had the opportunity to take their success "on the road." United Way of Acadiana's Community Kickoff Celebration ' the HOPE Derby ' added a new dimension to stock-car racing as we know it. Pacesetter companies and local celebrities raced through Town Square at River Ranch in self-propelled, custom made "pace cars," vying to become the 2007 Leader of the Pack. And in a nod to the Kentucky Derby, a hat competition was also held. "The Hope Derby marked the official kickoff of the 2007 United Way of Acadiana Annual Campaign," says Jerry Prejean, 2007 annual campaign chairman. "Today we send special thanks to the 57 companies who have built the momentum for this year's annual fundraising campaign." Pacesetter companies fuel United Way of Acadiana's annual campaign each year, and the rubber's really meeting the road in 2007. Funds raised from this year's annual campaign efforts will help improve lives and fund community programs that impact children, families and the elderly in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes.
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As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
NOLA Bowl ready prints