I don't think my high heels would fly on an offshore platform, but I felt right at home when the Women of Lagcoe invited guests and supporters to a fabulous and extravagant luncheon at the Petroleum Club on Oct. 24. The organizing committee included such luminaries of the local oil trade as Ann Knight, Frances Moore and Janell Thomas. Upon entering the Petroleum Club I immediately saw stars, probably because I was blinded by door prizes like a diamond-studded necklace, fine interiors and shopping spree gift certificates. The exquisite food was vintage Petroleum Club with flair. Of course the highlight of the whole event for me was the stunning fashion show presented by Raffaele's and Dolci Modi. Between the fine furs and glamorous ball gowns I almost forgot to eat my delicious cheesecake. Obviously a show of this caliber deserved a professional emcee and the Lagcoe luncheon found it in KLFY TV-10's Blue Rolfes. I have to admit that after a couple of mimosas my afternoon turned out somewhat unproductive.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.