A recent trip to the Cajundome Convention Center for the annual Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Night proved to be more than a culinary delight. I've long been a fan of the Cupid Shuffle but have never seen it performed with such exuberance as that night by 150 boys and girls. Too bad they didn't let Party Girl join ' I mean really, I am small enough. The event, a fundraiser for the Acadiana Boys & Girls Club, turned out to be an even bigger success than anyone had predicted. Lafayette socialites mingled with community leaders, volunteers, board members and parents. The event showed once again that community spirit and dedication to the education of our youth are central to Acadiana. I always knew that this is a very special place to live in. This event definitely got "straight to the heart" of everyone there, says Arlene Armentor-Bonner, Acadiana Boys & Girls Club executive director. "This is my favorite of all the events we do ' there are so many individuals and businesses in this community that generously support our organization, but they may have never visited one of our clubs. This gives them the opportunity to spend some time with our club kids and learn firsthand how great these kids are, and how our staff, programs and activities impact their lives. It was so wonderful to see so many of the adults at the end of the dinner hugging and congratulating the kids on their performances."
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, December 06, 2013
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