Alyssa Leger and Casey Daigle with Victoria
and Nicholas Harrelson
Amy Luciano and Germaine Gjertson
Kristen Barrios and Carole Ann Piccione
Erin Fenstermaker, Leah Faucion, Liz Webb and Sarah Moss
Pauline Gerami, Sharon Moss and Vickie Moody
Local patrons of classical ballet crowded the floor in the posh lobby of IberiaBank Tower for “Land of the Sweets” fundraiser. Guests took advantage of this annual opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mingle with the talented stars of The Nutcracker, produced by Lafayette Ballet Theatre with guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet. LBT board members Marilyn Lee and Mary Cain chaired the event, and numerous contributors included IberiaBank, CC’s Community Coffee House, Zoës Kitchen, Allen Breaux Studio, Pizza Hut, Acadiana Bottling Co. and Lowry’s Printing. Proceeds benefited the Lafayette Ballet Theatre, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing classical ballet instruction, educational programs and quality stage performances to Acadiana residents.
Friends of Sharon and Sarah Moss, Pauline Gerami and others gathered over lunch to share some good food and Christmas cheer in the weeks leading up to the holidays. This was the second year for the growing group of ladies, who dined Dutch treat on yummy lobster bisque and shrimp salads in the private dining room at Ruth’s Chris (Sharon treated all to some bubbly!). Among the guests were Sarah Citron, Liz Webb, Karen Daigle, Crystall Young, Carole Ann Piccione, Kathy Zimmerman and Secret Santa, of course.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.