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
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UL Lafayette Alpha Omicron Pi members Heather Borne, Kathryn Peno and Amanda Borne
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.