Jefferson Street Pub was the scene for the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association’s boisterous summer gathering of attorneys, law clerks, judges and friends. Budding barristers bellied up to the “seasoned” pros, who shared war stories about battling it out in the real world. This impressive new crop of lawyers possesses two of Party Girl’s favorite attributes — cuteness and smartness (intelligence is tres sexy!) While the pub’s multiple screens broadcast the NBA final game, guests noshed on spicy jambalaya washed down with adult beverages. Groom-to-be Jacob Hargett won one of the coveted door prizes — a gift certificate donated by Party Central (a great start to his new married life). Among the legal-eagles were Barbara Olinde, Kyle Bacon, Matt Fontenot, Cynthia Simon, Frank Slavich, Cynthia Simon, Jeremy Morrow and “Big Bar” Prez Chuck Ziegler.
It was an extra special wine dinner at Charley G’s when Executive Chef Holly Goetting presented a decadently-decorated Chocolate Banana Smores dessert to her dad, Joel, to celebrate his birthday. While Holly’s mom, Denise, beamed on, the oenophiles in the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to her proud papa. Guests enjoyed a superb meal of coconut scallop “Mojito” ceviche, prosciutto wrapped asparagus and Louisiana caviar, truffled chicken liver pate with rye croutons, picked vegetables and duck cracklins and wood grilled venison tenderloin topped with cranberry reduction and served with sweet potato puree. Enjoying the festive fare were adorable couple Mike and Jean Coluzzi; George Graham and his gorgeous wife, Roxy; precious Prissy Wilson and her husband, David; and Party Girl’s favorite doc, Kirtland Swan, with wife Marlene.
Mike and Jean Coluzzi
Dr. Kirtland and Marlene Swan
George and Roxy Graham, and Prissy Wilson
Holly Goetting, Joel and Denise Goetting
Tiger Breaux, waiter extraordinaire
Barbara Olinde, Matt Fontenot, Melissa Bonin and Kyle Bacon
Cynthia Simon, Frank Slavich, Maggie Simar, Jeremy Morrow and Adam Abdalla
Jacob Hargett, Philip Boudreaux Jr. and Jeremy Morrow
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.