Erin Hawkins, Ashley Moncla and Spook Moncla, Gretchen and Chris Vincent
Greg and Tressa Trahan, Kathie and David Sturgis
Kiki and Rick Frayard
Charlotte and Paul Segura
Curtis and Gwen Hollinger
Jodi Webb, Donald Pliner and Pliner sales rep Deb T. Hazelton
The Lafayette Education Foundation hosted its ReProm 2009 court social in mid-February at the home of Thomas and Garnette LeMaire. ReProm 2009 court members, their spouses, and LEF’s board of directors and staff members visited over catered hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and the beautiful ambience of the LeMaire home. Introductions were made, instructions announced, yard signs delivered, and the wheels set in motion for ReProm 2009, LEF’s signature fundraising event that invites its guests to relive and re-create their high school proms. Presented by Cox Greater Louisiana, ReProm 2009 takes place April 4 from 8 p.m.-midnight at River Oaks in Lafayette. ReProm major sponsors also include Acadian Ambulance and Lafayette Coca-Cola. LEF’s ReProm 2009 court members are Page Cortez, Taylor Davis, Floyd Degueyter, Kiki Frayard, Prentiss “Boo” Freeman IV, Mike Guidroz, Gwen Hollinger, Leslie Jacobs Ste. Marie, Naomi Maraist, Ashley Moncla, Paul Segura, Cindy Self, Brandon Shelvin, Greg Trahan, Gretchen Vincent, Will Salsman, Steve Raggio, Erin Hawkins, Courtney B. Kelly and Dr. Kathryn Strother. Open seating tickets are $100 per person (21 and older) and include presentation of the prom court, food, open bar and live entertainment. Reserved tables of eight or 10 are also available. In the meantime, you can vote for the king and queen at www.lefoundation.org. For more information about ReProm or LEF, call 234-3229.
When Jodi Webb met the editor of WSA Today, an industry journal on footwear trends for retailers and buyers, at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas last August, the two chatted for a while about Webb’s store, Shoefits. The local retailer was taken aback when the editor, Liane Bonin, told her she’d be back in touch to interview her about the store and what Webb thought would be new shoe trends for fall 2009. “She told me the magazine talks to a lot of vendors and that my store’s name kept coming up,” Webb recalls. After a couple of months passed, however, Webb thought Bonin had blown off the story. But in October, she got a call from the magazine and three months later was featured prominently in the story, “What’s Hot and What’s Not for Fall ’09.” Webb was blown away by the coverage “I don’t even think I could breathe [when I saw the story],” she says. Fresh off the high from the national exposure, Webb returned to Vegas for the February show (with her Mardi Gras beads in tow), where boots of every kind were the show-stoppers. Look for Shoefits’ buys, from scrunch boot styles to wedges and riding boots, to arrive in July and August.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.