Well, y'all, it's official. Party Girl can now jet off to Dallas for the weekend any time she wants with American Eagle's new service at Lafayette Regional Airport. The announcement came April 3, and LFR did not take it lightly. They threw a party, of course, welcoming the first American Eagle travelers with plenty of balloons and a water cannon salute as the flight touched down. It's a big step for the airport and also means Lafayette is more connected by air to the rest of the world, something Party Girl plans to use to her full advantage. Robbie Bush with Associated Wayfarer Travel said at the press conference that the new service gives us more routes into the Caribbean. Sign me up, Robbie!
Signing on for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake at Acadiana Lanes last month were Home Mortgage and Van Eaton & Romero. Home Mortgage's Arlene Bodoin got serious about bowling and was not happy after missing a spare. She made up for it with a strike later! Meanwhile, Van Eaton & Romero's nine teams were the largest morning participant and included stellar bowlers Richard Tanory and Helen Bellamy. At the end of the day, the winner was Big Brothers Big Sisters, raising over a third of its annual budget at the event.
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.