The Krewe of Xanadu wrapped up its 20th anniversary “Tickled Pink” Mardi Gras season with a Spring Pink Fling, a couples social at the Petroleum Club. The social committee, headed by co-chairs Sue Brooks and Lisa Ferguson, hosted the event, decorating the room with Xanadu’s signature pink color with X centerpieces on each table. Members enjoyed food (the spread included a “grits bar” with choices of toppings like crawfish étouffée or grillades) and cocktails while listening to the Nouveau String Band and watching a video of 2010’s 20th anniversary ball. A couple of months later, the krewe kicked off its 21st season with a new member orientation dinner, also at the Petroleum Club, welcoming 25 new members for the 2011 Mardi Gras season. Debbie Mills, membership chair, and her committee provided a fun-filled evening with a delicious dinner and cocktails. New members viewed past scrapbooks of various krewe photos and Grecian gowns worn by members at the annual balls, and received new member booklets to guide them through their first Xanadu year. The new members received pink boas and “Xanadu” rhinestone pins as gifts.
Jacqui Vincent, Richard Vincent, Kim Benoit and Phyllis Boudreaux
Judy Carbo and June Pellerin
Joan Moody and Cathy Guidry
George DeGravelle, Debbie DeGravelle and Chuck Boudreaux
Carrie and Scott Leonard
Sue and Dennis Brooks, and Leon and Lisa Ferguson
Michelle Blanchet and Jennifer Sibille
Debbie DeGravelle, Jennifer Goodman and Linda Alesi
Jennifer Hebert, Cathy Guidry and Darsey Babin
Pam Mouton, Stefani Celio and Rickie Maloney
Sherrie LaFleur, Michele Landry and Emily Trahan
(seated) Tiffany Dartez, Edna Quirk, Amanda Touchett, Farrah Vice and Tressa Trahan; (standing) Mary Ann Nix, Stefani Celio, Jessica Eckert, Nancy Cochrane, Ashley Hebert and Lindsey Rigaud
(seated) Robyn Blackwell, Jennifer Hebert, Barbara Richard and Katie McCown; (standing) Emily Trahan, Darsy Babin, Jennifer Goodman, April Manuel and Jill Zimmerman. Not pictured: Cydney Begnaud, Jennifer Dartez, Meagan Hayes, Mary Landry and Amy Mitchell
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.