A flurry of almost 300 red-dressed ladies (and even a few gentlemen) packed the Lafayette Hilton for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon. As attendees dined on a tasty heart-healthy meal, sponsor Sharon Moss of Moss Motors pulled the raffle cards for fabulous red purses packed with goodies. Personally Fit owner Dawn Foreman, leader of the Go Red for Women Personally Fit Challenge, introduced this year’s 10 participants, who sashayed across the runway in eye-catching ensembles from Macy’s. “Biggest Loser” winner Deborah Perrodin, who shed an amazing 28.5 pounds and 30 inches, along with lowering her cholesterol by 62 points, and the other challengers proudly shared how the program changed their lives. Sponsor LGMC provided the free health screenings for the challenge. But the big winner was Foreman, who took home a beautifully-framed article from The Independent’s first installment in the 2010 fitness challenge.
Rusty Broussard of Rajun Cajun Construction and John H. Romero of Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate held the first-ever Pre-Parade of Homes Soiree in Broussard. The event celebrated the much anticipated 2010 Parade of Homes while showing appreciation to the top-producing Realtors, closing attorneys, mortgage lenders, and appraisers for their continuing support and dedication to the local real estate market. First Class jazz band provided the musical stylings for the event, while a spectacular buffet and bar was provided by La Louisiane Banquet Hall.
Emily Foreman Babineaux and Debbie Foreman
Mekail McDonnell, Kristen Holmes Andrepont, Angelle Thomassee and Courtney Kunau-Davis
Stacy Patin, Gretchen Vincent, Amy Guidry and Kathy Maraist
Suzanne Tullia and Stefanie Tullia
“Go Red” Mercedes from Moss Motors greeted guests
Clockwise from front left: Annie Cormier, Vicky Manual, Sheri Everrette, Michelle Morrow, Kay Savoie, Linda LeBeouf, Claudia Neef and Jan Leblanc
Stephan White, Erin Broussard, Rusty Broussard, John Romero and Brandy Romero
Rusty Broussard, Erin Broussard and John Romero
Craig Pugliese and Phil Brupbacher
Wilson Thibodeaux, Sandy Thibodeaux, Rose Chaisson, Nancy Marcotte and John Romero
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.