Aside from being Lafayette's socialite, Party Girl knows a thing or two about leaving room for the imagination. Donning a mask for one night intrigued me; that meant I could really live it up at Mystery Masquerade on Oct. 13. After the huge success of their debut fundraiser, "Remember the Night ' An '80s Prom," Lafayette Linked's second fundraiser revealed itself as the Mystery Masquerade. Cindy Gunawan and Amanda Reviere, co-founders of Lafayette Linked, both have ties to the Acadiana Symphony, and what better place to have a slamming party then the Decorator's Showhouse? Aside from gathering for drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the fabulous home, all attendees donned masks and tried to determine, from clues, just who were the mystery guests ' local celebrities who agreed to contribute to their cause. Luckily, each person coming through the door was given a clue, and in the spirit of socialization, all clues were different ' it was up to the attendee to talk with their fellow party-goers to gain more clues. Kevin Judice correctly guessed Mystery Guest Judy Dunn, with the clue "It's a short drive down I-10 from Lafayette to Katy," since he knew that Judy operated successful design and dÃ©cor businesses in both Lafayette and Katy, Texas. Jackie Munnerlyn was quick to unmask Mystery Guest Joey Durel, giving all the credit to her young children and their flashcards for helping her decipher "There are no kangaroos here." The party kept on hopping, and my mask must have been a winner, as no one could determine Party Girl's true identity.
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