Talk about an inspiring spring fling. Clients of the Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens were treated to good food and a good time at the Acadian Village Pavilion on April 18. Bellies were full and so was the dance floor! LARC’s Ashley Bertrand told Party Girl they would like to thank Adrien’s, Kentwood Springs, Flowers Baking Co., Coca Cola Bottling Company, Acadiana Vending, Blue Bell, Cherokee Services, DJ William Davis and Mr. David Leger for making this event possible. By the afternoon everyone was really cutting loose and dancing.
In the past week Party Girl graced the guest list at several engagements, and among the diverse gatherings was 99.9 Kitty’s 12th Annual Secretaries Appreciation Banquet during Administrative Professionals Week. Ninety-nine lucky office professionals (I call them office queens) and their guests were treated to a fabulous evening of food, fun, entertainment, prizes and goodie bags. Winners and their guests dined on roast pork, fried catfish, scalloped potatoes, fresh veggies and delectable desserts at the Petroleum Club. The 2008 Secretaries Appreciation Banquet was sponsored by Lofton Staffing Services, Moss Motors, Shoe Fits and the Petroleum Club. JayCee, the KTDY 5 o’clock Traffic Jam host, was the master of ceremonies. The drive-time DJ kept the crowd entertained all evening and dazzled everyone by participating in the Cupid Shuffle. 99.9 KTDY morning show hosts CJ and Debbie Ray, midday host Steve Wiley, part-time host Shelley Lynne and special guest Bernadette Lee also entertained the crowd with games, trivia and great prizes. Party Girl was more than thrilled to see the businesses that contributed the wonderful prizes for the banquet — I got my hands on a few of them! Lofton Staffing Services, Cypress Bayou Casino & Shorty’s, A-Bryan’s Jewelers, C’est Jolie Gift Shop, Sharon Moss of Moss Motors, Paul’s Jewelry, Best Buy, Dillards, PASA, Leona Sue’s Florist & Gifts, Bath Junkie, Tiki Tubing, Lafayette’s Restaurant, Shoe Fits and Bella Beads all contributed. A good time was had by all, especially CJ and Debbie Ray.
Party Girl was able to say hello to her sistas at the Acadiana Alumnae Panhellenic Annual Sorority Informational Social where they invited high school seniors (class of ’08) from the Acadiana region to learn more about National Panhellenic Council Sororities and the recruitment process. Held at the UL Lafayette Alumni House, more than 100 ladies met with active sorority members and advisors from the five UL Lafayette sororities and the 10 LSU sororities. I am so glad I made this event; this crowd had more fashion glitter than Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection. It’s clear to see these ladies will be the most polished professionals in due time — you guys better watch out!
Party On! — PG
Shelley Lynne, Steve Wiley, Debbie Ray and JayCee
Steve Wiley, Bernie, CJ, Debbie Ray and JayCee
Katie Ferguson and Roquee Forson
Laura Broussard and Megan Guillory
UL Lafayette Alpha Omicron Pi members Heather Borne, Kathryn Peno and Amanda Borne
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
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.
The must have pieces this season
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.