Marvita Hudson, Jo Ellen Breakfield and Janice Briggs of the Children’s Museum with a mixed media piece by Vergie Banks
Missy Barry, Tommy Parker, Steve Smith
Sherrie and Dr. Jim LaFleur peruse the jewelry
Paul’s Jewelry held a customer appreciation party at its River Ranch store over the holidays. With complimentary drinks and delicious food from Café Vermilionville, Paul’s gave its loyal customers a chance to view and try on some of its latest pieces. Sweetening the pot was the fact that 10 percent of all jewelry sales at Paul’s that day went to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana. Also for sale were two pieces of art donated by artists Fred Daspit and Vergie Banks. The works are part of the museum’s artist reuse exhibition, where artists create pieces by recycling ordinary items. The event was a huge success, with many of the guests leaving with a little more sparkle than when they arrived, and the museum got a great head start in making the new year wonderful for Acadiana’s children.
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.