|Movies in the Parc guests enjoyed a surprise century birthday party recently at Parc International. Thanks to Home Bank, which was celebrating 100 years in business, guests in the park were treated to ice cream, cupcakes and balloons before the 7:30 p.m. showing of Bee Movie. Artist Adrian Fulton was on hand to capture the scene in an original portrait as a keepsake for the bank, and Mitchell Richard from MLR Magic created a 4-foot-tall balloon cake, balloon flowers and bumble bees for kids. Party Girl captured a quick photo of Helen Breaux, Claire Miciotto, Judy Briscoe, Georgette Miller, Nicole Theriot, Barbara Bordelon, Kathy Herter, Susan Allardyce and Sarah Oubre in front of the 4-foot balloon cake, which was surrounded by 500 cupcakes. (That’s the right place for Party Girl — next to the sweets!) And who says you can’t be a kid sometime, no matter what your age? I think Mike Breaux and Tré Leger had the best idea — flying their newly assembled Home Bank paper airplane. Home Bank paid for all the attendees’ admission that night with a donation to Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, which raises money for events like Downtown Alive and ArtWalk. “The party was a great way to celebrate our 100-year anniversary and include children in the fun,” said Assistant Vice President Judy Briscoe. “Movies in the Parc was the perfect place for our celebration.” Party Girl also had a blast at the Krewe of Bonaparte KreweFish Boil at Acadian Village. The krewe really needs to change the name from KreweFish to KreweFeast! The servings of crawfish (with corn and potatoes) were so large Party Girl almost needed a shopping cart to bring the tray to the table — luckily a couple of cute guys helped me. The buffet was almost a long as Piccadilly’s buffet. I’m always game for a feast and I had a hard time deciding what to try first: thick slices of roasted pork, chicken on a stick, dessert trays, fruit kabobs and much more. The beer boat in the middle of the pavilion was filled and re-filled with cold beer. The krewe was waiting for the boat to sink, but Party Girl noticed the beer never stayed long enough to fill the boat. Everything at this open-air event was perfect — the weather, music and dancing. Krewe of Bonaparte definitely likes to get down and party! Party On! — PG|
Artist Adrian Fulto
Celie and Randy Rivera
Duane Delhomme, Marty Audiffred, Cliff Lane, Maureen Jusdice, Marshall Montgomery, Julie Dronet and Dan Hare
Marianne Lane, Angie Comeaux and Ann Kergan
Marty and Lee Audiffred
Mike and Renee Cottom with Darren Guidry
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.