White Linen Night, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is quickly approaching. But for those of us who couldn’t wait for the festivities, there was a VIP White Linen cocktail party held at Lounge June 18 to tide us over until then. So I threw on my cutest white frock and headed downtown for some debauchery. Mounds of Tsunami sushi, cupcakes and dirty Stoli martinis made for a very happy Party Girl. After everyone had time to socialize, Leslie Briscoe, who is the development representative for the ACS, gave a short speech and showed a touching video of people expressing how cancer has affected their lives. The White Linen Night is Aug. 22 at City Club in River Ranch, so get your tickets now and help fight cancer while having fun. See you there!
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.