Yvette Quantz and “Holly Golightly,” aka Amanda Bedgood
“Queen of the Nile,” aka Monique Mier
Naomi Celestine and Jay Culotta as “Rhett” and “Scarlett”
“Doris Day,” aka Lisa Hanchey, and Doil Robinson channeling Jules from “Pulp Fiction”
“Marilyn Monreaux,” aka Rose Hoffman Cormier
“T- Birds” Brennan Leblanc, Tommy Hebert and Greg Mier
Lisa Parks, Karin Broussard, Doil Robinson
Lou Patin, Woman of the Year
Nadine Mier, one of “The Pink Ladies,” and Lady of the Year “Sandy,” aka Nicole Hebert
Faith House recently held its annual fundraiser, the Queen’s Gala, honoring a couple of outstanding women in our community. Held at St. Thomas More, the fundraiser had a Hollywood theme this year, complete with a red carpet and some familiar faces from cinema. Honoree for Woman of the Year was Lou Patin, dressed as Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz,” and Lady of the Year Nicole Hebert, decked out as Sandy from “Grease.” The guests dressed up in their best cocktail attire or as their favorite Hollywood icons. Party Girl’s personal favorites were cold-blooded hit man turned evangelist Jules Winnfield from “Pulp Fiction” fame and delightful ingénue Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” complete with tiara and the iconic black shift dress. There was also an endless amount of entertainment at the event, with Rex Moroux’s band playing at one end of the room and DJ Jamie Knight at the other as everyone boogied. Marilyn Monreaux (aptly played by Rose Hoffman Cormier) shimmied around the crowd to liven everyone up. When taking breaks from all the dancing, guests participated in a silent auction and ate delicious Italian food from Carrabba’s.
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.