Can you believe it? After all these years Party Girl finally had her first Tinsel and Treasures experience. Right from the start I knew that this was going to be a very special shopping experience. Walking through the front doors of the Cajundome Convention Center I found myself immediately immersed in an illustrious shopaholic's dream world. Everywhere I looked tables were stocked with treasures, and trees were garnished with extravagance as well as tinsel.
Junior League of Lafayette President Sarah Berthelot and the league's wonderful shoppers enjoyed themselves while supporting the community and kicking off the traditional holiday shopping season. It was amazing to see the Convention Center transformed into a winter wonderland, with Christmas trees glimmering, the red carpet dusted with shiny snowflakes and a welcoming lounge area to rest one's weary feet. Party Girl got to sit on Santa's lap and put in a bid for that 5-carat sapphire ring I've had my eyes on for so long. And my girlfriends will be very surprised about some of the presents I have for them this Christmas!
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.